This is a write up of The Gospel message that I compiled and pieced together like a quilt; almost every word is straight out of scripture, and the scriptures are included at the end. I simply changed the thee’s and thou type language, and added a few names in parenthesis to help the reader understand who is speaking, or to explain a word, and changed “believeth/believe…to faithes, faith… as that is a more accurate rendering.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male (Adam) and female (Eve) created he them. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.”
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he, the serpent, said unto the woman, “Yea, has God said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely die: For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” And when the woman (Eve) saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband (Adam) with her; and he did eat.
Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (For the wages of sin is death; for the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.) I (Paul) declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ (Jesus) died for our sins according to the scriptures (for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us); and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day:
“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”
Wherefore he (David) said also, “Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep (died), and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he (Jesus), whom God raised again, saw no corruption. And we (Peter, and the other eye witnesses) are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that faithe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Then spake Jesus…unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” and, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Whosoever faithes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever faithes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved; Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. He that faithes on Him is not condemned: but he that faithes not is condemned already, because he has not faithed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man faithes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, Whosoever faithes on Him shall not be ashamed.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment (through Adam) came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (through Jesus) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
“Verily, verily, I (Jesus) say unto you, He that hears my word, and faithes on Him (God the Father) that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” And, ” I (Jesus) thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
Gen 1:1, 1:26,27;Gen 2:16,17;Gen 3:1-6;Romans 5:12;Romans 6:23;Lev 17:11;1 Cor 15:1-4;1 Cor 5:7;Isaiah 53:2-9;Acts 13;35-37;Acts 10:39-43;John 1:1-14;John 8:12;John 14:6;John 3:15-18;Rev 1:5;Romans 10; 8-11;Daniel 12:2;Romans 5:18;John 5:24;Matthew 11:25-30