The Gospel of Christ as it was preached by Jesus Christ almost 2000 years ago was a message of peace and good news. Gospel means literally, "Good News", as derived from the old English, "Godspell" and is a literal translation of the Greek " euangelion" ("good message). Christ's Gospel was just that. Good news. It was a simple Gospel. There were no mysteries, no secrets, no complicated doctrines or dogmas. It was a message of peace and Good News to all who would hear it. Repent of your sins, most of which dealt with how we treat others and care for each other, and to have faith in Christ and his message. That was it. No secret messages or complicated doctrines. No more was religious dogma and burdensome ideology forced upon the people in order to know God. His Gospel replaced the archaic Law of Moses with its cumbersome rituals, eye for an eye ideology and harsh penalties for personal transgression. Christ's new commandments were meant to be a guide for all who would claim to follow him and bear his name and he spelled them out for his followers and all who would listen in no uncertain terms. Today however there are many preachers, pastors and churches that lay claim to the name of Christ. Many of these voices are confusing and often difficult to correlate to the simple Gospel of peace that Christ taught. Their words seem to be contradictory to his teachings. Instead of caring for the poor and needy we are told to let them "help themselves". Instead of teaching peace they teach war. Instead of tolerance they teach prejudice and divisiveness. Christ warned that such false doctrines would abound in the last days and that many claiming to be of him would in fact teach a Gospel much different than his; "but in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men". It can be difficult to understand what is his doctrine and what is not given the nature of so many churches, religions and preachers today who conflate the scriptures with archaic dogma and fixate on minutia and mysteries rather than the plain and simple Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ's Gospel is not found in the Old Testament. It is not found in Revelations or the Epistles. Its found in the 4 Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But churches today focus on the Old Testament which is no doubt why they have such a unhealthy fixation with war and the "end of days".
Christ warned us that these perversions of his Gospel would occur and he admonished us to focus on his "Good News" message of peace, brotherhood, hope and compassion for one another. Nonetheless as the apostles died off mankind began perverting his Gospel into something unrecognizable to his early disciples. His message of hope and peace were replaced by a gospel of damnation and war. His message of brotherhood and compassion was replaced by apathy and "tough love". Within 300 years of Christ's death, his Gospel had turned into a tool of the state to control the masses and ever since churches claiming to bear his message have mingled this corruption with his teachings deceiving as it were, the very elect. This website provides a resource for those wishing to examine those teachings in contrast to the actual teachings of Christ as they are found in the four gospels. From the fanatical dismissal of science to the heralding and worship of war misconceptions and perversions of Christ's Gospel abound and in the following pages we hope to help those truly seeking to know his Gospel to find answers and clarity with regards to what he taught and what man teaches today in place of his Gospel.
The Kingdom is within you.
Let it Out.
Since the days of Constantine his Gospel message has been turned into something unrecognizable in the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. There is no ambiguity in Christ's words and he went so far as to use "Parables" to ensure their meaning was clear to all who would hear them. But soon men began perverting Christ's doctrines for their own purposes just as Christ himself had so lamentably predicted. And even today religious leaders and lay persons spread a different message than the one taught by Christ. Some of these messages endorse war, discrimination, hate and bigotry. This is a blatant perversion of his Gospel into an almost warlike vengeful religion where sinners are denounced openly from the pulpit and the poor and less fortunate are demonized as lazy, slothful and deserving of their plight. We are told who to hate and who to fear. Like the Pharisees of old, preachers pastors and lay persons fixate on the individual transgressions of others. Boasting of their own goodness they tell us who we should hate and who we should fear, rather than spreading the good news Christ commanded them to preach. There are even churches and preachers who preach of their love for firearms and actively encourage members to bring guns to church. There are churches burning the sacred books of other churches. Churches denouncing entire races of people, and churches who fixate on the sexual transgressions of others. There's an angry, vindictive tone coming from this new breed of self professed Christian. And unfortunately most of these churches are driving more people away from Christ, than they are bringing souls to him. Its as if many churches and preachers are ashamed of who he was and what he taught, and instead attempt to paint Christ in whatever light most suits their own individual ideologies. This is why we see images of Christ today armed with an M16 Rifle, and why people look to him to be a military leader of some sort, ushering in the last days in some sort of warlike fashion.
Corruption of the Gospel of Christ
"The Kingdom of God is within you"
Christ of course warned his followers that these "wolves in sheep's clothes" would permeate the religious front in the last days. He admonished us that his kingdom would not be brought about by force, armies or war, and that his followers would be recognized by their deeds and actions towards their fellow man. Churches, clergy and lay persons who fixate on bemoaning the personal transgressions of others, or who spend their time telling us who to hate, who to fear, etc would not be of him. He instructed us to keep a sharp watchful eye for such false doctrines invading his flock. He said his kingdom lies in the way we treat and care for each other. Even the least and most undeserving among us. Even our enemies.
He said his kingdom was inside of us. All we have to do, is let it out.
Understanding the Core Tenets of the Gospel
This website is not intended to condemn anyone, but it does expose doctrines that run contrary to the Gospel of Christ being spoken in his name. The site is run entirely by laymen, and makes no claim to authority, special knowledge or divine inspiration. We merely provide the Gospel in its pure form and contrast it to the false doctrines being promulgated by those claiming to bear his name and authority. Contrary to popular claims, Christ's Gospel was neither complicated nor mysterious. It doesn't take any special skills, training or education to comprehend his teachings. All it takes is the ability to read and the willingness to do so.
"If you love me, keep my commandments"
Read the four Gospels to find his commandments
Just what were Christ's commandments for his followers and where do we find them? Jesus said "if ye love me, keep my commandments." Not the Law of Moses. Not the commandments of men. But to keep "his" commandments. But where do we find these commandments?
The answer to this question is an easy one. There is only one place in the Bible where the commandments of Jesus appear, and that is in the four Gospels.
The "Synoptic Gospels" Matthew, Mark, Luke and the Gospel of St John. No where else in the Canon do the words of Christ himself, appear. Thus before spending countless hours pouring over the Old Testament, the Epistles and Treatise's of the New Testament, those wishing to call themselves Christian would do well to first study Christ's words and learn his commandments as they are written in the four Gospels. Many Christian religions today seem to focus a great deal on the old testament, or the epistles and treatises. Often to the exclusion of the Gospels themselves. We seldom hear from the 4 Gospels these days in the sermons and public discourses of the most vocal Christian groups we hear from today. Old Testament prophecies. Revelations. Doom and gloom, fire and brimstone. Yet Christ's gospel primarily focused on the upbeat and positive and on how to live with one another in peace and tranquility by helping the poor and strengthening the community with kind acts and mutual respect for all, bond and free, rich poor and everything in between. So if you wish to follow the tenets of Christ's Gospel, you won't find them in Leviticus, or Exodus, or the Psalms, or even in Revelations. Christ's words, are in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And no where else in the modern Bible, do they appear. The Gospels are rich with the very words of Christ as they were heard by his followers and if you want to understand his commandments and his doctrine, you don't need a preacher, pastor, prophet or pope to do so. You don't even need this website. All you need to do is read Christ's words for yourself , only you won't find them in the Old Testament, or the treatises and epistles of the New Testament. The only place they can be found are in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark Luke and John.
Does Science Contradict the Bible?
The Bible teaches us that God created our brains and commanded us to use them. Burying our talents is contrary to the lessons from the scriptures. Science permits us to understand the universe we inhabit and how and when it came into existence. Religion and Faith permits us to examine the why, behind the how and when. Using Science means using the talents and capabilities that were given us to understand the universe around us. Without science man is left groping in the dark, and mysticism and superstition find fertile breeding grounds in such environments to thrive in. Science shines a light on reality and the environment in which we live and helps us understand the nature of God by examining his creations and seeing how he chose to design the universe in which we exist. Combined science and religion can bring us closer to understanding our environment and purpose here.
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