Gospel of the One Baptism in Galatians.

You can not miss the falling away in the NT, it is taught many ways and in many Scriptures especially the book of Hebrews which is the book of the Falling Away; so why is it so ignored as a possibility in any Christian or church member life? One reason is the Doctrine of the Security of the Believer, which is certainly a valid and sound doctrine of the Bible, but only if the Christian has experienced the real 9 month new birth in their profession or professions of faith.

You must realize that security of the believer in the Bible must be reconciled with the parable of the seed and sower in the Bible where 75% of the seed of the Word sown by evangelists, pastors, and preachers, and even Christian witnesses is UNFRUITFUL. Only 25 % of the seed of the Word sown in churches is fruitful all the way to the 9 month new birth called the Bible the One Baptism. Read carefully the conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus which is our prime source of the new birth of the One Baptism, and you will find that the new birth like any physical birth takes 9 months. You farmers of gardeners know that you can not put seed in the ground and instantly get fruit, it takes time.. Think about it for the welfare of your soul is far too important to neglect the 9 month One Baptism of “Believe and Be Baptized”. Reinforcing it is the book of Galatians with the theme of the One Baptism.

By now, Paul has started to overlap many of the revelations that he received from the Ascended Christ; but as new problems arise in the churches that he started, the Holy Spirit gives him additional answers, and Paul has far from utilized all the OT quotes that he recorded on a parchment back at Tarsus for explanation in NT Scriptures. Here in Galatians the focus is again on the Gospel, giving to the Galatians a miniature of the same Gospel he preached for the Hebrews and Romans. Decidedly, do you have here in Galatians a miniature of Romans. If there is a major step of progression in Galatians as compared to Romans on the Gospel, it is with a renewed emphasis on the One Baptism. Before Paul will make his summary of the major doctrines of the Bible in the Seven ONEs of Ephesians, it remains to fully develop as part of Scriptures the One Baptism which is really quite synonymous with salvation. While in the Seven ONEs you will not find “one salvation”, you will find the “one baptism”.

“There is one body {developed in I Corinthians where there are many members of the total body of Christ, the churches}, and one Spirit {II Corinthians does as much to advance the arguments of the one Holy Spirit as any other, where the new covenant is administered by this One Spirit}, one hope of your calling {we saw that in Timothy Paul got around to the one calling}, one Lord {well, the Lord Jesus Christ was magnified in many Scriptures from Paul, but we would have to say the most magnificent is in Hebrews where even before Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith, and even before Jesus as the great high priest at the right hand of God the Father to make intercession for our sins, is the Son of God ordained to be such by God the Father and given a name which is above the angels}, one faith {in Hebrews where faith is defined as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen}, one baptism {well, you know that this major doctrine, or teaching, is most fully developed here just before we come to the book after Galatians, the book of Ephesians for a summary of all major doctrines given through the Apostle Paul}; and one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all {and I would think that we would have to be indebted to I Corinthians and I Corinthians 15 for our exalted relationship between the reign of Christ and of God the Father, where God the Father becomes “all in all”.} (Ephesians 4:4-6)
And it is Galatians 2:20 that you see the relationship of Gospel to the One Baptism. While the Gospel would include the crucifixion of Christ for the sins of the world and according to the plan of God, also a repentance of death to sins and a living by way of Christ living in us, the new birth, likewise sanctification whereby Christ continues to live in us and grow us; with all these aspects of the Gospel from Christ is the One baptism from the Holy Spirit whereby we personally {one salvation} appropriate these blessings from Christ and God the Father. Look at it!

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
Wow, if we can get so much out of one verse of Galatians, what is the treat and understanding that we are in for in the rest of the revelations of Galatians. We might call Galatians the book of the Implications and Applications of the Gospel.

Our short outline of Peter, then, as a basis of a commentary for Galatians would go like the following.

I. Respect for the Living Word of God, the Scriptures, as shown by applications in the world, government, toward supervisors, husbands, and the good life: I Peter 1-3:12.

II. Sufferings, Christ and believers, in proper perspective: I Peter 3:13-4:19.

III. Holy Conduct and Godliness for elders, youth, and Silvanus: I Peter 5.

IV. Life and Godliness with escape from the world’s corruption, with the resources from God for which, in II Peter 1.

V. Destructive Doctrines and False Teachers, the Scoffers and their Scoffing’s: II Peter 2.

VI. A five-point summary of the Message of II and I Peter: II Peter 3:1-13.

VII. Paul, the OT, Scriptures, and things hard to understand that some twist to their own destruction: II Peter 3:14-18.

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One further note from Billy Graham on Salvation:

At the same time, we must do more than live godly lives. People need to hear the Gospel—to hear that God loves them, Christ died for them and that they can have eternal life. Romans 10:13-14 says, “‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”

4 Simple Steps
To share the Gospel, you can follow these 4 simple steps:

1. Tell them about God’s plan—peace and life. God loves you and wants you to experience the peace and life He offers. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). He has a plan for you.

2. Share our problem—separation from God. Being at peace with God is not automatic. By nature, we are all separated from Him. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). God is holy, but we are human and don’t measure up to His perfect standard. We are sinful, and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

3. Talk about God’s remedy—the cross. God’s love bridges the gap of separation between you and Him. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for your sins. The Bible says, “‘He Himself bore our sins’ in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by His wounds you have been healed’” (1 Peter 2:24).

4. Our response—receive Christ. You cross the bridge into God’s family when you accept Christ’s free gift of salvation. The Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

To receive Christ, a person needs to do 4 things:

Admit you’re a sinner.
Ask forgiveness and be willing to turn away from your sins.
Believe that Christ died for you on the cross.
Receive Christ into your heart and life.
Romans 10:13 says, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Here’s a prayer you can pray to receive Christ:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In your name, amen.”

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