Do you agree with Jesus' teachings but don't agree with the dogma of Christianity?
Do you have questions about the Judgment that your pastor cannot answer to your satisfaction?
Are you a conservative Christian who is very interested in what the Bible teaches?
Are you a Christian who shies away from a literal take on the Bible because it does not seem to make much sense?
The entire text of the book is available for free in PDF form, as well as the standard e-reader formats.
In Matthew 6:14-15, Jesus says, "If you forgive others for their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your offences."
Have you ever wondered what that means for a believer who does not forgive others...or a non-believer who does forgive others?
Have you ever wondered how Jesus will judge those who came before Him?
Is the gospel you've heard consistent with Christ's statement "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you."
Perhaps most perplexing: No one knew that Jesus was going to die until He was taken away [see John 20:9 and Luke 24:20-21], and for the vast majority of His ministry, very few even knew He was the Messiah. Yet, the Bible says He preached "the gospel" throughout His 3 years of ministry. What Gospel did He preach if it did not lead people to know about His coming crucifixion? See video at the bottom of this page for more on this topic.
A quick point-by-point comparison between the Bible's teaching and what people are often told can be found here.
I have written a book describing the Bible's actual teachings on Christ's purpose and the Judgment. If you are interested in seeing why scripture does not match up with the version of the gospel most people hear, I invite you to download 19 Biblical Problems with the Modern Gospel, a 2-page PDF, or you can read the 1-page Foreword by Rev. Edward Hopkins, M.Div., who has served as pastor for 25 years.
You can find other excerpts and articles on the Excerpt page.
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Below is a YouTube presentation discussing the gospel Jesus preached prior to His crucifixion.