Many of them go so far as to condemn baptism for the remission of sins as a "works doctrine" and having nothing to do with the remitting of sins. Moreover, both he and his associates were all evidently under the control of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). But with Paul it was a different matter. 8:2). He explores how Paul was uniquely qualified to preach the Gospel, because he understood the extraordinary power of grace. At Ephesus, Apollos proved helpful to “them…which had believed through grace” (18:27). We’ll proceed book by book, just skimming the surface, looking primarily at verses that use the Greek word for gospel or for preaching.. 1. The word grace had deep meaning for the apostle Paul. There is a great difference in believing that the grace of God is all that is required for salvation and those that would add … we read : " 2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. But to those who hesitate to accept these inspired statements at their face value, we have further important evidence to offer in the fact that no other bible writer—not even all the others put together—have so much to say about grace. The answer to this question is again to be found in the distinctive character of Paul’s ministry as the apostle of the mystery. “I give thee charge in the sight of God” (I Tim. All of these gospels reveal the One who is called Grace, who was given to us out of the fullness of the Father’s grace, and through whom we have received grace upon grace. “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Rom. Paul says that God is the, \"...justifier of him which believeth in Jesus ...By what law? 16:21; Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22), and then we read: “Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far from Thee, Lord: this shall not be unto Thee” (Matt. This book shows Paul’s invaluable mission given to him by Christ, our Lord. this claim was made for none of his predecessors, nor did any of them even mention the dispensation or the gospel of the grace of God so far as the record is concerned. "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures." 4:1). Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Later Peter confirmed Paul’s message, publicly declaring his conviction: “We believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we [Jews] shall be saved even as they [Gentiles]” (15:11). In the same way the apostle was keenly aware of conscience, and taught others to be so. 2:13). First things first for the Apostle Paul, we see here the good and proper response of one who has in fact been saved by God’s grace, thankfulness. All Hello, Sign in. When Paul preached to the Jews he “proved” to them first of all that the Lord Jesus Christ was Messiah. In fact, even at Pentecost, when the death of Christ had become a historical fact, its full accomplishments were not yet revealed or proclaimed. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Paul's Gospel versus the Gospel of Jesus. Part of the reason some believe the apostle Paul changed what Jesus taught is the perception that Paul’s teaching on grace means that obeying God’s law is no longer required. It is better to zoom out – so to speak – and view the big picture. How unbelievably atrocious was it for only 1 of the 10 lepers who Jesus healed in Luke 17 to actually return to Jesus to give Him thanks for the miraculous cleansing that they had received. But with the raising up of Paul all is changed. Hence it is appropriate that the apostle should insist again and again that he writes as in the presence of God. This message and gospel of grace is first taught by the Apostle Paul as it was revealed to him by Christ for he had not learned it from the disciples (Gal 1:11-12). At Pentecost there was a foretaste of this kingdom blessing as the Holy Spirit caused Christ’s disciples to prophecy (Joel 2:28,29) and also caused them to do His will (Ezek. He never said that it was wrong to keep the Law or to observe the Jewish festivals. 6:13). Remarkably, the subject of grace shows up multiple times in every one of his letters that has been preserved for us. Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God (I Cor. Aside from Jesus of Nazareth, no person is more important to God’s eternal plan than the Ap… Thus we see that the Apostle Paul’s “my gospel” is a message of grace and love from the Gentile Jesus through the Gentile apostle (Paul is indeed the “apostle to the Gentiles”, see Rom. Paul in First Corinthians chapter 15 explains that his gospel is the acceptance as true certain facts that he was taught by the 12 apostles. Paul wrote far more about grace than any other Bible writer. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.” (Acts 22:3-4). It is interesting to note that the apostle both showed and exhorted conscientiousness, especially where financial matters were concerned. Thus we see that the Apostle Paul’s “my gospel” is a message of grace and love from the Gentile Jesus through the Gentile apostle (Paul is indeed the “apostle to the Gentiles”, see Rom. This is why the doctrines in each of his great epistles to the churches are followed by practical applications to our behavior in “this present evil [age].”. The majority of churches seem intent on mixing these two messages, but the Word of God maintains a clear distinction between he two. Nor did Paul preach the Gospel which Peter preached in Acts 3 nor what Apostle Philip preached in Acts 8, as I will show. In the four Gospels (nearly twice the size of Paul’s epistles) the word grace (Gr. It was Paul's Gospel because he received it directly from the Lord by divine revelation. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Paul, The Apostle of Grace: The Man to Whom Christ Gave the Final Gospel. This website is a tool to share Bible studies that I have developed during the course of teaching home-based Bible study groups over many years. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God and toward men” (Acts 24:16). What is the Major Purpose for the Book of Galatians? The Hebrew equivalent of Paul’s word for grace is found only 68 times in the whole Old Testament (which is nearly twelve times the size of Paul’s epistles including Hebrews) and then not always relating to God’s grace, and never to the dispensation of Grace. There is a great difference in believing that the grace of God is all that is required for salvation and those that would add works to salvation (circumcision in this case). Hence in the early chapters of Acts we find the apostles and disciples neither committing sins nor making blunders. The gospel for our day is the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20.24). The Apostle Paul goes so far as to proclaim; “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” (Galatians 5:4). This unity is the result of the grace of God and the Christ-centered focus of our church family. He preached the gospel of the grace of God. The crucifixion takes on a new and wonderful meaning. Paul--the murderer of Christians who became a martyr. Do you have questions about the Bible? 8:7-12; 10:25-29). “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. And we could go on and on adding up the evidence that “the dispensation of the grace of God” was indeed committed especially to Paul to make known to us. We are to boast in the Cross alone (Gal. No. ( Log Out /  We are reconciled in the body of His flesh, through death (Col. 1:21,22). 3:25). In addition to the issue of “Faith” versus “Works” discussed in Part #3, the gospel preached by Paul differed significantly from the gospel preached by James, Peter, John, and the other authentic Apostles. 5:21). Today He no longer takes possession of men, supernaturally causing them either to prophecy and speak with tongues or to do His will. God needed someone resolute and bold, even brazen, yet a servant leader to bring in the new gospel after Christ’s Cross provided salvation and spiritual change. To the Corinthians, Paul claims to be the masterbuilder who lays the foundation of the grace of God upon which other men build. They were all FILLED with the Spirit (Acts 2:4). Paul’s epistles always use grace doctrinally, in connection with the dispensation of Grace. Separate from the twelve, who were widely known as the apostles of Christ, Paul had been raised up to make known a wonderful secret which God had kept hidden from all who had gone before. Let us see how Paul describes the gospel. Paul had a double ministry, and wrote of himself as minister of the Gospel and minister of the church (Col. 1:23-25). “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. In this passage Paul mentions three requirements: a calling upon God confessing Christ with your mouth, which cannot be done without a belief (faith) in Christ, which cannot be had without hearing and heeding the gospel. 3. In his own words, he describes himself as: “I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. How unbelievably atrocious was it for only 1 of the 10 lepers who Jesus healed in Luke 17 to actually return to Jesus to give Him thanks for the miraculous cleansing that they had received. 2:7). It is rather spoken of as a matter of shame to be repented of. To him was committed “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. no other bible writer devotes so large a proportion of his teachings to this subject. Why is this? Often we are accused of placing Paul above Christ !! More than a biography; Paul, Apostle of Grace is a Bible study of Paul's gospel of grace and God's ultimate plan from the beginning, including chapter reviews. Paul was utterly devoted to the calling that the risen Christ had given him, even though it cost him incomparable sufferings. Paul’s salutations include the writer, the recipient, and the greeting proper, which follows the style of other letters of his time. 14 likes. 1 Hearing of the Gospel Romans 10:8-17. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us (Rom. Why did he ever need to speak with an oath? Cart Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Gift Ideas Customer Service Books Home New Releases Computers Gift Cards Coupons Sell. The nature of the Gospel hinges on a proper understanding of the relationship of faith and works in salvation. In the early chapters of Acts we do not yet find the death of the Cross proclaimed for salvation. It would likewise have been superfluous to exhort Peter and his brethren at Pentecost to hold the truth in a pure conscience for they were all “filled with the Holy Spirit” according to promise. Paul never said it was wrong for Jews to be circumcised. It accomplishes this first by making us humble. We'd like to help. Misunderstanding this gospel distinction is the cause of so much confusion about salvation. Apostle Paul's Accomplishments When Saul of Tarsus, who was later renamed Paul, saw the resurrected Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road, Saul converted to Christianity . In Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit Charles Swindoll looks at the life and spirituality of this most influential apostle. 1. The heart of the Gospel is grace. Through death He destroyed him that had the power of death (Heb. Indeed, two who sought to join the company by means that disregarded conscience were stricken dead (Acts 5:1-11). In the Old Testament Scriptures the predictions of our Lord’s death, from Genesis 3:15 on, are purposely veiled in obscurity and we are explicitly told that while the prophets themselves “searched diligently,” they did not find out either “what manner of time” or even “what” the Spirit “did signify, when [He] testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” (I Pet. 5:10). 4:2). When Jews and religious proselytes at Pisidian Antioch received Paul’s proclamation of salvation through Christ, without the law, he and Barnabas “persuaded them to continue in the grace of God” (13:38,39,43). Speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hebrews 9:25,26... Continue Reading. 1:7). The difference is not found in what is the same. The major theme of Paul's letters is that salvation is a totally free gift -- not earned by good works, rituals, or obeying laws. Paul was – is – the apostle to the Gentiles. 6:14). "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures." And then, in Paul’s epistles the word grace is nearly always used doctrinally, in connection with the dispensation of Grace. Moses had much to say about loving God and obeying His commands, but it soon became evident that the Mosaic Law would not produce results, as God pronounced it “old”2 and promised to make a new covenant with His people, under which He would so work within them that they would spontaneously do His will (Jer. PAUL the Apostle of Grace. “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. Here are three tips we can learn about sharing the gospel from Paul's example. In addition to the issue of “Faith” versus “Works” discussed in Part #3, the gospel preached by Paul differed significantly from the gospel preached by James, Peter, John, and the other authentic Apostles. His life was far from ordinary. (Acts 20:24) The apostle Paul was commissioned by Jesus to proclaim good news of God's grace! Paul's gospel pertains to God's gracious offer of salvation without works during this resent dispensation of grace, and is called, appropriately, "the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24). God designated Paul as the apostle of Grace, finally revealing to the world the mystery He had kept hidden since Creation (Ephesians 3:9). Peter, James, and John are not mentioned in Acts 20:24, Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25, 1 Timothy 1:11, or 2 Timothy 2:8. Again, THIS CLAIM IS MADE FOR NONE OF HIS PREDECESSORS. Before the raising up of Paul it is not used once of the dispensation of Grace or of salvation by grace, but in later Acts, after his conversion, not only is the word used more often, but immediately it appears in connection with the dispensation of Grace. At Iconium, Paul and Barnabas gave bold testimony to “the word of His grace” (14:3). He died that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him (I Thes. ( Log Out /  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law\" (Romans 3:26-28).However James states, \"Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only\" (James 2:24).When witnessing to someone in a cult, Christians should be prepared to deal with this apparent contradiction. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Cor. But in God’s grace, Paul was raised up to show how even in “this present evil [age]” we may have spiritual victory by grace through faith, for while the Spirit does not cause us to do God’s will automatically, He does dwell within, always ready to help, and what is thus provided by grace we may appropriate by faith. Paul played an enormous role in the growth of the early church. ( Log Out /  It was again by divine revelation that the apostle claimed that his was “the preaching of the Cross,” i.e., as good news, and that the theme of his message was “Christ crucified” (I Cor. 12:17) but he himself practiced this. Saul of Tarsus, that we now know as the Apostle Paul and wrote 13 Epistles ,Romans through to Philemon,was persecuted and put in prison because was preaching The Gospel of The Grace of God. When Paul preached to the Jews he “proved” to them first of all that the Lord Jesus Christ was Messiah. My studies are based on the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to us through the Apostle Paul, which is centered on the accomplishment at the cross by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 5:15). 3:2) and that it was his “ministry… received of the Lord Jesus” to make known “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). Introduction The epistles of Paul begin with a salutation that always includes the words, “grace to you and peace” or “grace, mercy, and peace” as in the case of 1 and 2 Timothy. Thus God demonstrated the fact that the only way in which even His own can perfectly obey Him is when He takes possession of them and causes them to do His will. What a challenge!3, This is why the Apostle Paul has so much to say about the operation of the Spirit now and about our spiritual life and conduct now in this time of Christ’s rejection. In that Apostle Paul called a meet with the elders of Ephesus in Asia just prior to his being delivered up to Jerusalem. This is so again with regard to the broad subject of the believer’s spiritual life and conduct. Paul wrote far more about grace than any other Bible writer. 1:18,23). God has dealt with the entire human race through two representative men: Adam and Christ. It was Paul's Gospel because he received it directly from the Lord by divine revelation. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. There is a false and demonic teaching out there which teaches that the Jewish apostle Paul preached a completely different “gospel”than the other apostles, and even Jesus Christ himself. Nay: but by the law of faith. So ignorant were our Lord’s own apostles of even the prophesied fact of His death (let alone its meaning) that later, in the very shadow of the Cross, when He told them again how He must suffer and die, they were still nonplused: “And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken” (Luke 18:34). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! But had not others spoken under the sense of God’s presence? I learned about grace in the Baptist circles but what I failed to learn was what was going on before the dispensation of grace. March 06, 2011. The word “gospel” (εὐαγγέλιον) means “good news”. These differences can be identified by examining the letters attributed to Paul and the answers he gave to those who questioned him: 2:16). to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." John the Baptist did not need to speak with oaths, for he proclaimed the kingdom which had already been predicted by all the Old Testament prophets. Outlined by the apostle Paul in First Corinthians 15, the gospel of grace concern the person of God's Son, the Lord Jesus, in His death, burial, and resurrection. The Covenant of the Law was nailed to the Cross (Col. 2:14). And wherever the Spirit of God propelled him to go, he led people to Jesus. “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Then when our Lord appeared on earth He did not even begin to tell His apostles that He must suffer and die until near the close of His ministry (Matt. 1:12-16). Further he appeals to the consciences of others. He made three long missionary journeys throughout the Roman Empire , planting churches, preaching the gospel, and giving strength and encouragement to early Christians . To the believer this evidence should be conclusive that Paul was God’s chosen vessel, raised up especially to proclaim the message and program of grace. “And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. The Greek word for grace is charis. Apostle Paul's Brutal Message To Galatian Christians On The Gospel Of Grace by jiggaz(m): 6:59pm On Jan 16, 2017 A Bible Study by Andrew Wommack The book of Romans is Paul’s masterpiece on the study of grace, but the book of Galatians is his strongest teaching on the subject. Indeed, HE HAS MORE TO SAY ABOUT CONSCIENCE THAN ANY OTHER BIBLE WRITER. 2:7). The Apostle Paul Preached The Grace of God and the Kingdom of God! But the supernatural manifestations of Pentecost have since passed away and we now live under the dispensation of Grace. The Apostle Paul, from the outset of the epistle to Galatia, is dealing with the heresy of adding requirements to the Gospel of Grace by faith. Skip to main content.sg. He did not preach the gospel of the kingdom. When Barnabas “had seen the grace of God” in saving Gentiles at Syrian Antioch, he “was glad” (Acts 11:23). We are made one Body by the Cross (Eph. 11:13) sent to Gentiles throughout the world. “…not walking in craftiness, nor handling the Word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God” (II Cor. The clearest definition of it is from Paul’s… Those great, grand truths which he was commissioned to unfold were the constant subject of his discourse and his letters, and his life and conduct harmonized perfectly with those truths and with the dispensation he ushered in. “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ” (II Tim. Aside from Jesus of Nazareth, no person is more important to God’s eternal plan than the Apostle Paul. Did Paul preach ONLY The Gospel containing grace to them? (Acts 20:24) The apostle Paul was commissioned by Jesus to proclaim good news of God's grace! Paul was not just a follower of Judaism; he was trained as a Pharisee and persecuted anyone that was not a devout adherent. 3:2) and that it was his “ministry… received of the Lord Jesus” to make known “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Notice how this Gospel of Grace was exclusive to Paul’s ministry; nowhere else in Scripture is that Gospel message mentioned. They all lived for each other. Paul’s salvation (Acts 9) is well established by his first missionary journey in which he proclaimed the Gospel and started churches. Visit the store. “I call God for a record upon my soul” (II Cor. Outlined by the apostle Paul in First Corinthians 15, the gospel of grace concern the person of God's Son, the Lord Jesus, in His death, burial, and resurrection. 5:8). The ascended, glorified Lord revealed this gospel to the Apostle Paul. This is what we see Paul describing now about himself. And yet now, he fully embraces salvation by grace as the only means of salvation. Even as early Acts 15 (cf. This death was not a suicide, the result of an accident, or the punishment of a criminal. What a volume of Paul’s writings we could cite in support of these facts! The word "gospel" means "good news", and "grace" means "good will, loving kindness, unmerited favor". You can receive More Minutes With the Bible every week in your email inbox. While in no way a contradiction of prophecy, this secret was nevertheless not to be found in the sayings or writings of any who had preceded him—not even in veiled language.6 Moreover, the revelation of “this mystery” brought with it a revolutionary change in message and program, a new dispensation. know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son (Rom. 3:2). Let us consider briefly some of the features of Paul's Gospel. 1:23,24). 9:1). He also preached to them the same Gospel that also includes the Kingdom. His missionary journeys took him through Antioch, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. “What? Jesus Christ had revealed Himself to Paul, just as He had appeared to Peter, to James, to the Twelve, after his Resurrection. Let us next consider Paul’s presentation of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. How all this cumulative evidence marks Paul as the one especially raised up of God to make known the particular truths for the present dispensation! Before addressing this commonly held teaching, let’s consider what Jesus Christ taught on these important subjects. He preached the gospel of the grace of God. And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. By his own words, it was by God’s grace that he was chosen for salvation and to be God’s messenger (Galatians 2:9). Peter at Pentecost could point out that “this” was “that which was spoken by the prophet Joel” (Acts 2:16), why would he need to swear that he was telling the truth? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. His letters form the bulk of what we today call the New Testament, and in those letters he used the Greek word charis, most often translated “grace,” approximately 100 times. But while particular distinctions have often been noted in this connection, we feel that too little attention has been given to the broader aspects of his message and ministry as compared with those of his predecessors. 3:2). As we know, however, Israel rejected the King and His kingdom and that operation of the Spirit ceased. 8:11,12). 3:9). The word "gospel" means "good news", and "grace" means "good will, loving kindness, unmerited favor". 9:8), that it is God’s purpose for “the ages to come” to “show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Eph. To him was committed “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. Yet even a superficial reading of the Scriptures will reveal that PAUL CALLS GOD TO WITNESS FAR MORE OFTEN THAN ANY OTHER BIBLE WRITER and mostly with regard to his personal integrity. Notice how this Gospel of Grace was exclusive to Paul’s ministry; nowhere else in Scripture is that Gospel message mentioned. This list features longer articles, including both original content and articles that have appeared in the Berean Searchlight. “Behold, before God, I lie not” (Gal. The Apostle Paul On Grace And The Law. With that picture of a great, triumphant, reigning Messiah and Lord before us, Paul can now talk about grace on its proper basis. He preached the gospel of the grace of God. 4:11). Whole law, or no law. Paul was God’s chosen vessel to proclaim grace to humanity and especially to the Gentiles. To the unbiased believer of the Word of God, there is overwhelming proof that the secret of God’s eternal purpose and of His good news to man was first communicated by revelation to the Apostle Paul, that he in turn might make it known to others. A wealthy man had a servant who just wasn’t working out. And he proved this to Felix himself as he refused to yield to the temptation to seek freedom by giving him a bribe (Acts 24:26). So when Paul refers to the gospel of grace in Acts 20, he means exactly the same thing as when he and others refer to the gospel of Christ or the gospel of God or the gospel of his Son or the gospel of peace in other places. 8:20,21). 31:31-34). He died that they which live should no longer live unto themselves but unto Him Who died for them and rose again (II Cor. In Acts 23:1 we have his words to the Sanhedrin: “Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.” (See also II Tim. He was sent forth to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). Paul, Apostle of Grace: Amazon.sg: Movies & TV Shows. On his way to Jerusalem Paul declared his determination to fulfill his Christ-given commission “to testify the gospel of the grace of God” (20:24) and then commended the Ephesian elders to “the word of [God’s] grace” (20:32). This death was not a suicide, the result of an accident, or the punishment of a criminal. Paul played an enormous role in the growth of the early church. The man was slower than a dusty turtle. Eternal life is by grace through faith. It is not a message to or through Israel, or to Jews. For a fuller discussion of this subject see the writer’s booklet: An important commentary on Matthew 5:33-37. NO OTHER BIBLE WRITER HAS SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF CHRIST. Gospel. The Prophet Joseph Smith declared, “Paul perfectly understood the purposes of God in relation to His connection with man.” 1 It would therefore be logical to suppose that the Latter-day Saint view of grace, as taught by modern-day prophets, and the teachings found in the writings of the Apostle Paul, when properly understood, are the same. By comparison, the epistles of Paul, only about one twelfth the size of the Old Testament and one-half the size of the four Gospels, employs the word grace and its derivatives no less than 144 times, more often than all the rest of the Bible together and nearly twice as often as the whole Old Testament and the four Gospels together! 5:9). 11:10). Paul’s calling as an apostle to the Gentiles was also reinforced by the original apostles.In his letter to the church in Galatians, Paul wanted the Galatians to know that they didn’t need to follow the Law of Moses to be saved.The gospel he preached to them was … 16:3,4). 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