Is There A Separate Gospel for The Gentiles and for The Jews?

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Hi S____,

Thank you for this question.

Having spent ten years participating in the Concordance conferences where this false two-administration doctrine was so prevalent, I can assure you that these verses are the answer to your question:

Php 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

If there is but “one spirit, with one mind” then it follows that there is but ‘one’ gospel, simply because that “one spirit” is the words of Christ.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Those who teach that there are “two gospels”, teach that the four gospels, the words of Christ, the epistles of James, Peter, and John, including the book of Revelation, and the book of Hebrews comprise “the gospel of the circumcision”. “The gospel of the uncircumcision”, according to this false doctrine, is to be found only in the fourteen comparatively short epistles of the apostle Paul, who we are falsely told is the only apostle who ever preached to the Gentiles.

If there were any truth to that doctrine, then these words of Paul to the Gentiles of the church at Ephesus, over which he had ordained Timothy as a bishop, would have been nothing short of contradictory and confusing:

1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

We are told that those who bring this false doctrine “Know nothing”, and we are commanded “from such withdraw thyself”.

Two years ago one of our sisters asked me “Why did Paul shave his head if he were not keeping the law of Moses?”

Act 18:18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

That question provoked a study in which we came to see that Paul and all the apostles were living in a time of reformation.

Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

That “time of reformation” was the time of the writing of all the books of the New Testament. That includes the revelations given to the apostle Paul in Ephesians 2 and Colossians 2.

This e-mail is not the place for that study, but it can be read here.

Read this study, and you will then understand that, yes, for a few decades after the death and resurrection of Christ, there was a time in which there were “many things” which none of the apostles could bear until the appointed time. That appointed time was while Paul was in prison in Rome. Until that time the holy spirit itself had concluded that the Jews were to keep the law of Moses (Act 15:7-29), even as the Gentiles were already delivered from the weak and beggarly elements of the law of Moses.

This was all in complete accord with these words of Christ.

Joh 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

It took the appointed time until it was given to the apostles to be able to bear the revelation that Christ was in the proscess of “making of twain one”, and not making of twain two, as the false doctrine of two gospels teaches.

Your brother in that “one body… made of twain”, with the “middle wall of partition”, the letter to the Gentiles of Acts 15, “abolished and… taken away”,

Mike

Act 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
Act 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
Act 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Act 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Act 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Act 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
Act 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Act 15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Act 15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
Act 15:16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
Act 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
Act 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Act 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
Act 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Act 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Act 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
Act 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
Act 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
Act 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Act 15:26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Act 15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
Act 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Act 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

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