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Mark Vestal

Member of the church the body of Christ by Paul's gospel.
Former member of various denominational religious churches (1 Cor. 2:5).  Now a possessor of faith alone in Christ alone (2 Cor. 11:3).

A discoverer of the uniqueness and significance of Paul's gospel of the grace of God (Eph. 3:2), the gospel of Christ (Rom. 1:16), the word of truth (Eph. 1:13), the mystery gospel of our salvation (1 Cor. 2:7-8), God's word of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-19) revealed only to our apostle Paul by Christ ascended from heaven (Eph. 1:13, Rom. 16:25-26, 1 Tim. 1:15-17), the gospel by which believers are judged and rewarded at the judgement seat of Christ (Rom. 2:16, 1 Cor. 3:15, 2 Cor. 5:10), and avoiding the end-times white throne judgement (Rev. 20:11).

Paul's gospel of God's grace through Christ (Roman's through Philemon), compared to that of Israel's gospels of their promised kingdom (found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), is where believers today find their good news.  We today have been given the gift of salvation through the grace of God during God's dispensation of grace to all believers of redemption through Christ's blood on the cross.  We are simply not a part of God's covenant program with biblical Israel.  We are under God's grace program until Christ returns to gather the church which is His body.

Paul's gospel:
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

I desire now more than ever (Philippians 2:11-13) to share TODAY'S good news with everyone alive (Eph. 2:11-13) by following Christ's instructions (2 Tim. 2:15), separating our gospel of grace (Acts 20:24) from that of biblical Israel's gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4:23), where we today by belief (1 Tim 1:16), during God's dispensation of grace (Eph. 3:2), can accept God's free gift (Rom 5:15, Galatians 3:22, Rom. 5:8), and enjoy the exceeding riches of His grace toward us in the ages to come through Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:4-8).

2 Timothy 2:15
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

Romans 1:16
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

May faith, hope, and love be with you (1 Cor. 13:13).

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