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2425 gospel, requirements of

2425 gospel, requirements of

The gospel demands an obedient response to all that God has done for humanity in Jesus Christ. This includes faith in God, trust in the work of Jesus Christ, the repenting of sin, being baptised, and becoming like Christ through discipleship.

The requirement of faith

Belief in God Heb 11:6 See also Jn 10:38; Jn 11:25-27; Jn 14:8-11

Trust in Jesus Christ Jn 3:14-16 See also Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:36; Jn 7:37-39; Jn 20:31; Ac 13:38-39; Ac 16:31; Ro 3:22

The requirement of repentance

A conscious change of mind and heart Ac 3:17-20 See also Ps 51:17; Jer 3:12-13; Jer 6:16; Lk 18:13-14; Ac 17:30

Turning away from sin Ac 8:22 See also 2Ch 7:14; Ps 34:14; Isa 59:20; Jer 25:4-6

Turning towards God Ac 20:21 See also Dt 4:29-31; Dt 30:8-10; Isa 44:21-22; Isa 55:6-7; Hos 14:1-2; Jas 4:8-10

The requirement of baptism

Ac 2:38 See also Mt 28:18-20; Ac 8:12,36-38; Ac 10:47-48; Ac 19:1-5; Ac 22:16

The requirement of public confession of Jesus Christ

Ro 10:9-10 See also Mt 10:32 pp Lk 12:8-9

The requirement of discipleship

Willingness to learn from Jesus Christ Mt 11:28-30 See also Jn 13:14-15; Php 2:5; 1Pe 2:21

Willingness to obey Jesus Christ Jn 14:15 See also Jn 14:21,23; Jn 15:10; 1Jn 2:3-6; 1Jn 3:21-24; 1Jn 5:3; 2Jn 6

Willingness to suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23 See also Ac 14:21-22; Php 1:29; 2Ti 3:10-12; Jas 1:2; 1Pe 3:14; 1Pe 4:12-19

See also

8120following Christ
8407confession of Christ
8454obedience to God

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