14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
What is the "gospel of the kingdom of God?" Obviously by the context, the first part of vese 15 answers the question, "the kingdom of God is at hand". And that message should be quite familiar to those who read the KJV - in Matthew 10 Jesus sent His disciples ahead of Him, instructing them, "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
And so it was - the King of the Kingdom of heaven was indeed in front of their eyes.
The poster who skipped verse 14, the context of verse 15 (May 1, 2017, 11:02 pm) evidently has 2x2 workeritis bad -- the good news of the Kingdom of God and heaven is the same Jesus Christ of the gospel of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 -- and the "repent and believe" part of Mark 15 is what is done by us in changing our unregenerate minds at the time of what we call in English, "conversion" regarding who Jesus Christ is and that His sacrifice on the cross for our sins is the only salvation of us that there is.
I suspect the poster who skipped verse 14 of Mark is the same poster who put the title on the opening post. And no one needs me to repeat the muddied teachings in that opening post.
According the 1 Corintians 15, the gospel spelled out very plainly in verse 3b-4 states that our belief that Jesus died for our sins is what saves us, not our struggles with our sins. And "repent" means a complete change of mind -- as in if you were traveling east before "repent" by "repenting" one would make a 180 degree turn to travel west. "Repent" does not mean to merely be sooooo sorry over our sins such that we stop sinning, as 2x2s seem to think it means, then tear themselves to ribbons in "fellowship meetings" trying to show 'evidence' of "repentance". In fact, in the case of conversion, changing ones mind regarding our efforts to stop sinning to believing that Jesus paid the penalty for all of our sins on our behalf produces evidence of repentance in the form of inexpressible joy and thankfulness as well as outpouring of good works because of the righteousness of Jesus having been imputed to our account. Believers who moan and goan ablout 'last weeks sins' and aim to 'do better in the coming days' have obviously not understood that through Christ's work on our behalf all of our sins have been paid for by Christ a bit better than 2000 years ago. Our salvation is a GIFT from God, not something believers have earned by moaning and groaning and trying to sin less next week.
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