What happens when the teachings or traditions of a church conflict with the teachings of the Bible?
Which one has the final say, the ultimate authority?
The answer from the Protestant reformation was the Bible alone.
Hopefully it is your answer as well.
Here is the reason.
Only the word of God can make you wise unto salvation.
As Paul wrote to Timothy, â€œfrom infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.â€
It is not faith plus works as was being taught by the church in Martin Lutherâ€™s day, or as some would have you believe today.
No, it is through faith in Christ alone.
And that comes from Scripture alone.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, powerful, and life changing. It declares the love of God for mankind. It is the good news people long to hear. Radio delivers it straight to the heart.
But it is not enough just to hear the good news. God wants to make His love a reality in our lives. He wants us to believe it and live it.
At Basic Gospel, we are dedicated to proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ and the profound simplicity of His love and grace.
Our hope is that the clear presentation of the Basic Gospel and the singular focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ will anchor listeners to the love of God and will encourage them Covenant life that is theirs in Christ.
About Bob Christopher
Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Bob grew up in a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13. During his high school and college years, Bob struggled with the question of how to live the Christian life. His "roller-coaster" experience taught him that he didn't have what it took to be "God's guy."
After college Bob attended a Bible study in Atlanta where he discovered what he was missing—the life of Jesus Christ. Salvation isn’t a self-improvement program. Salvation is receiving and experiencing new life altogether. Witnessing God give new life to an elderly gentleman before he died put in Bob's heart a passion to share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible.
During his 30 year ministry, Bob has communicated the truth of the New Covenant in a way that is both practical and easy to apply to everyday life. "The Gospel is more than a message," Bob says. "It is a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ based on His love and truth." Bob is passionate about the basic truths of Christianity, and deeply encouraged by those who are courageous enough to apply them in daily life.
Bob is the author of Simple Gospel, Simply Grace, released by Harvest House Publishers August 1, 2015 and Love is..., published by Basic Gospel. Bob and his wife, Jeanna, live in Denton, Texas, with their children, Caitlin, Coleman, and McKenzie.
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