Only the Gospel

The Only Gospel

This site is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel in its most basic message.
While we recognize that there are differences in understanding and  emphasis among believers, most differences do not affect the elements of salvation. Only those issues that are essential for salvation are addressed here. 

So, this site is Only for gospel-related issues regarding the OnlyGospel — for there is only one Gospel.

It is tragic that so many Christians see the Gospel as only the first step to the truths of God and hasten to “go beyond” to other truths. One reason there is so much heresy and a false gospel is that the gospel has been added to, subtracted from, rearranged, twisted, and misrepresented.

The Gospel is the truth on which all else rests.

This site will not deal with those distortions. We will seek to plumb the depth and breadth of the Gospel (as much as God gives us grace). 

I have been a Christian for almost 50 years and chased many “deeper truths”. But the depth and breadth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are higher, deeper, wider, and more profound and meaningful than all others. We can never get beyond it because it is at the foundation of all else there is to know.

Salvation does not come from believing a set of ideas or truths, although that is
usually a part of the process. Salvation does not depend on belonging to a denomination, doing good works, or even reading the Bible. Those can all be fruitful and have proven advantageous for centuries. But those are not our focus.

Salvation only takes place when a person becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus.
If that has not happened then there can be no salvation.

  • 2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
    creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become
  • Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any
    thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
    Ezekiel 11:19 & Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give them one heart, and I
    will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out
    of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
    Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off
    are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath
    made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition
    between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law
    of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of
    twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
    fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Whether you choose to call that “born again,” “saved,” or becoming a church member is not important. The only thing necessary is that you have been transformed — sometimes this happens radically, sometimes very subtly