REDIRECTIONALISM

Redirectionalism means to read the Bible and come to the same understanding and teachings that Jesus and His Apostles had, in spite of the fact that what was spoken and prophesied occurred in their generation.  God has not changed and neither has man, the same things apply today just as they did back then, regardless of valid argument that some or all of these things had fulfillments regarding their generation.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

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The word The Gospel means good news.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ says simply that if you will not fear (Rev. 21:8) but trust in Jesus Christ, that He can save you from your sins (Sin is defined as not loving love and holiness, and God is the definition of love and holiness.) in the presence of the Holy God at the judgment of all sins on the last day, you are saved.   


And this it is very easy to understand.   If it was not very easy to understand, then it is not good news.  If it is very hard, if you have to save yourself by being your own savior by being perfect and always good repenting your way to heaven this is not good news, this is much work, always confusing and impossible.  In these cases then this is not the message of Jesus and His apostles.  

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It can be defined in just a few words just as I have done here.  [However, I have written an indepth essay on the topic under the link Soteriology.]

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This is a good Bible verse that demonstrates the Gospel, ACTS 13:39 “And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses”

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The Gospel means good news, because it is simply believing Jesus, that He wants to be your Savior, that you cannot save yourself, you are not and cannot be the Savior. John. 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

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Believing in Jesus, that He can Save you without your help, that you are not a savior in any way, this is the condition for being saved. (Romans 10:13-17) Typical: see “believe” in John 1:12, 3:16-18, 36, 5:24, 6:29-30, 35, 40, 47, 7:38, 8:24, 10:26, 11:25-26, 16:27, 20:31, First John 5:1,5,10,13, Acts 10:43, 13:48. Did you know that the only thing you have to do to have everlasting life is have faith to believe [1.] that Jesus can save you? If you can believe Jesus can save you, by this you know you have “everlasting life”. (Matt. 16:13-17, Acts 13:48) You have met the condition for salvation. And if you truly have trusted Jesus you will allow Him into your life and allow Jesus to be your Savior, friend, and Lord because you trust that He has the better way, you will read His words and take heed to His commandments because you trust that He is wiser and more able then you. Jesus said in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” James 2:23 says: “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” There is no saving work that you can do, you cannot keep yourself saved to be saved, that would make you the savior instead of Jesus. 

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Can you pray this prayer?: Dear Jesus, I confess that I am always a helpless Hell deserving sinner. Jesus I put all my trust in you to save me from my sin, cleanse me now with Your precious blood. Amen.

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Now, the Bible also says in Acts 13:48 "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed." And Romans  8:29 says "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."  What this means is that if you have no interest in truly knowing God, if a man has not truly put his trust in Christ, and is not being conformed to the image of his Son to know Him, then ... can this faith save him (James 2:14)?  Titus 1:16 says that some, "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.".  So a man is not saved by works, but works demonstrate salvation past tense.  You do not have to work to keep it, if so then you are your own savior and you are not saved, your trying to be saved on your own works and you have no saving faith in the Gospel defined in John 3:16.    This salvation is something that happens between you and God, by trusting in His words.