I have to warn you especially for some things. Be careful with people who want to explain Bible to you- without being capable of showing their explanations from Bible. Be careful with all explanations that add or take away from Bible. Be prepared examine every teaching or preaching with your Bible- including mine. If you cannot find them in the Bible, then they are not from Yahweh our God.
If your church (or denomination) does not preach the Gospel with biblical Yeshua (Jesus) and repentance, holiness and hell --> most likely it does not have the Holy Spirit --> and it lacks water baptism and it worships Mary, Pope, your pastor or any other human beings, but it still has tithing as the only one biblical thing and it also has pics, icons and statues of Jesus in the walls- run for your life !!!!
I am a whole Bible follower of Yeshua (Jesus). I believe that all of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is for all people for all time. Regardless of people's nationality, ethnicity and race, age, sex or background, the whole Bible is for them. Yahweh our God has created all people and has made all rules for them, how to live here on earth.
A watered down gospel is no gospel at all. If the biblical gospel message is altered or refuted, it is just another gospel- and no gospel at all. Perhaps one of the all time greatest delusions in the Christian world, is the innumerable number of people who are under the impression that, in order to be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life, all they have to do is believe Yeshua (Jesus) died for their sins on the cross.
Constantine became Roman Emperor in 306 AD and ruled for 31 years. But also Constantine had a problem. What was he to do with the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) who were spreading rapidly ?? They did keep their strong faith even if they were tortured and killed. So far all Roman Emperors had persecuted the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus)- but were not capable of stopping them. Constantine realized that he cannot stop them either. He did not join them but he made a new religion around another and different Greco- Roman Jesus beside them. With another spirit and another gospel.
Yahweh our God`s part in Salvation: 1. Yahweh our God sent His Son Yeshua (Jesus). 2. Yeshua (Jesus) shed His Blood. 3. Yeshua (Jesus) died for our sins. 4. Yeshua (Jesus) rose again on the 3rd day. Human beings` part in Salvation: 1. Hear the Gospel. 2. Believe the Gospel. 3. Repent of sin and turn back to Yahweh our God. 4. Reach up to water baptism into Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ). 5. Get a gift of the Holy Spirit. 6. Confess faith openly. 7. Remain faithful and obey Yeshua (Jesus).