Are the Gospels written specifically to Jews only?

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Guojing

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You just don't get it.

1. Did Peter preach the Gospel? Absolutely
2. Did Peter preach repentance and faith towards Christ? Absolutely
3. Do sinners receive the Holy Spirit when they obey the Gospel? Absolutely
4. Are believers to be baptized immediately upon conversion? Absolutely
5. Are believers added to the Church when they receive Christ? Absolutely
6. Does all of the above apply equally to Jews and Gentiles? Absolutely

IT IS FALSE DOCTRINE TO CLAIM THAT THE GOSPELS WERE FOR THE JEWS ONLY.

Not just that. It is total nonsense.
Your point 4 and 6 are incorrect. Water baptism for the remission of sins is no longer a requirement for salvation. Are you aware of that?

Your point 2 is also incorrect. Peter was not preaching to the Jews to put their faith in the death burial and resurrection of Christ to be declared righteous. Read the entire Acts 2 carefully.
 

Guojing

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Deut 30 has no reference to choosing eternal salvation, but choosing to serve God in obedience that will lead to a good and peaceful life while we live here on earth. Choosing curses or death is choosing not to fellowship with God in being obedient. When a child of God is not in fellowship with God he is considered to be dead to the fellowship of God, not literally dead.
The idea that Christians lose fellowship with God when they sin, is man made and not the new covenant of grace. Let the Apostle Paul argues

We are under grace and not law Romans 6:14
When we are not under law, sin cannot be imputed to us Romans 5:13

Conclusion: Those under grace cannot be imputed with sin.
 

Nehemiah6

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Your point 4 and 6 are incorrect. Water baptism for the remission of sins is no longer a requirement for salvation. Are you aware of that?
You are wrong on both counts. Had you carefully read what I posted, you would have noted that I said nothing about baptism for the remission of sins. Neither did Peter, although it appears so. But Peter clarifies how sins are remitted in Acts 3:19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

So repentance results in the remission of sins (as taught by Christ before His ascension), but since baptism must follow immediately, Peter was recorded as noted in Acts 2:38. And Scriptures must be used to clarify Scriptures.
Your point 2 is also incorrect. Peter was not preaching to the Jews to put their faith in the death burial and resurrection of Christ to be declared righteous. Read the entire Acts 2 carefully.
How do you know he wasn't preaching the full Gospel? Perhaps you did not read Acts 2 carefully. So please note: This Jesus hath God raised up [RESURRECTION], whereof we all are witnesses...Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified [CRUCIFIXION], both Lord and Christ... And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

"With many other words" includes an extensive Gospel message on salvation through Christ. Peter was handed the "keys" to the Kingdom of God, and the Gospel as the first key was preach to the Jews, and later on the Gospel as the second key was preached to the Gentiles.
 

Guojing

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You are wrong on both counts. Had you carefully read what I posted, you would have noted that I said nothing about baptism for the remission of sins. Neither did Peter, although it appears so. But Peter clarifies how sins are remitted in Acts 3:19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

So repentance results in the remission of sins (as taught by Christ before His ascension), but since baptism must follow immediately, Peter was recorded as noted in Acts 2:38. And Scriptures must be used to clarify Scriptures.

How do you know he wasn't preaching the full Gospel? Perhaps you did not read Acts 2 carefully. So please note: This Jesus hath God raised up [RESURRECTION], whereof we all are witnesses...Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified [CRUCIFIXION], both Lord and Christ... And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

"With many other words" includes an extensive Gospel message on salvation through Christ. Peter was handed the "keys" to the Kingdom of God, and the Gospel as the first key was preach to the Jews, and later on the Gospel as the second key was preached to the Gentiles.
Water baptism is no longer required for anything concerning salvation, period, but it was a requirement under the Gospel of the Kingdom. Does you church, or yourself, still preach that if you are not water baptized, you are not saved?

Peter was preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, which WAS the full Gospel, but which was about Jesus's identity as the Messiah. In Acts 2, he used the DBR to show that Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah to the Jews.

But now, the era of GOK has passed. All of us now under the Gospel of Grace from the Apostle Paul, which is on the DBR of Jesus, as the divine exchange, our sins for his righteousness. (2 Cor 5:11-21)
 

Churinga

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You just don't get it.

1. Did Peter preach the Gospel? Absolutely
2. Did Peter preach repentance and faith towards Christ? Absolutely
3. Do sinners receive the Holy Spirit when they obey the Gospel? Absolutely
4. Are believers to be baptized immediately upon conversion? Absolutely
5. Are believers added to the Church when they receive Christ? Absolutely
6. Does all of the above apply equally to Jews and Gentiles? Absolutely

IT IS FALSE DOCTRINE TO CLAIM THAT THE GOSPELS WERE FOR THE JEWS ONLY.

Not just that. It is total nonsense.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. There were no Gentiles saved following Peters sermon.
 

Churinga

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Gentiles are part of Gods plan following the unbelief of Israel but when the Gospels were being preached Gentiles were referred to as dogs and to be avoided.