Comparing ‘Two Different Gospels’

Comparing ‘Two Different Gospels’

Preached by ‘Two Apostles’

for the ‘Two Different People Groups of God’

Unto ‘Two Different Eternal Destinies’

*A Shortened Summary* 

by Arthur J. Licursi

This is to explain how that after ‘the fall of Israel’ with the stoning of Stephen (Rom. 11:11, 15, 25), God set Israel aside temporarily. Then He saved Paul and give him a pure Grace Gospelfor the Gentiles (cf. Rom. 11:13). Paul “laid the foundation” (1Cor. 3:10) that formed the Gentile “church that he calls the body of Christ.”

“And [God] hath put all things under his [Jesus’] feet, and gave him to be ‘the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:22-23 (KJV)

Any other title than “the body of Christ” for “the church” today is an afront to this body’s “Headand the Cross-work of Jesus Christon behalf of ALL Men of ALL races, whosoever will believe.


Jesus and “the Twelve” Apostles Preached the “gospel of the Kingdomto Israel Only. This kingdom will ultimately come ON EARTH as promised to Israel (Mark 1:15).

he (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but [ONLY] unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matt. 15:24)

These twelve [Apostles] Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go NOT into the way of the GENTILES, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But GO RATHER To The Lost Sheep of the house of ISRAEL. (Matthew 10:5-6)

PETER’S “GOSPEL of the Circumcision was preached at Pentecost. It was Jesus’ The Gospel of the Kingdom that he preached to ISRAEL ONLY. Peter said;

Ye men of ISRAEL, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” (read also Acts 2:22-36)

But Israel REJECTED God, His Prophets, His Son Jesus, as well as the Holy Spirit who was speaking through Stephen in Act 7:57-58. With that, today Israel Is “fallen” and “Cast away” for a Time.

“Let their [Israel’s] eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. 11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather Through Their [Israel’s] Fall Salvation Is Come Unto The GENTILES, for to provoke them [Israel] to jealousy. (Romans 11:10-11)

“… the Casting Away of Them [Israel] be the reconciling of the world [Gk. kosmos] …” (Rom. 11:15a)

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery [‘secret’ plan of God], lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that Blindness In Part Is [temporarily] Happened To ISRAEL, UNTIL The Fulness of The GENTILES be come in.” (Rom.11:25)

With ‘the fall of Israel’ God set the Nation Israel aside. Then Jesus from heaven in His celestial ministry saved Paul and gave him the NEW and Different ‘Pure GRACE Gospelfor the GENTILES.

“… so that I [Paul] might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the Grace of God.” (Acts 20:24b)

“for ye [Gentiles] are NOT under the Law, but under GRACE.” (Romans 6:14b (KJV)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is The GIFT of God: 9 Not of [religious] works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)

“… If By GRACE, Then Is It NO MORE OF [religious] WORKS [for salvation]: otherwise grace is no more grace…” (Romans 11:6)

PAUL’S GOSPEL is called The Gospel of the GRACE of God (Act 20:24) for ALL races today; ALL men now being seen and counted by God as GENTILES during this GENTILE age.

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all [the believers].” Colossians 3:11 (KJV)

God’s Grace Gospel for today must be received 100% Apart from Dependence Any Religious affiliation or Works if we are to be saved and regenerated with Christ’s “Spirit of life”! Thus, Paul wrote:

For By GRACE are ye Saved Through Faith [Alone, cf. Act 16:31]; and that NOT of yourselves: it is THE GIFT OF GOD: 9 NOT OF [RELIGIOUS] WORKS, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)


“But CONTRARIWISE, when they saw that the gospel of [for] the UNcircumcision [the GENTILES] was committed unto me [Paul], as the gospel of the CIRCUMCISION [ISRAEL ONLY] was unto Peter;

8 (For he that wrought effectually in PETER to the apostleship of the circumcision [ISRAEL], the same was mighty in me [PAUL] toward the GENTILES:”

(NOTE: Gal. 2:7-8 is properly seen only in the KJV clearly delineates the Two Gospels. These verses are corrupted in the NIV, NASB, ESV, and most all the so-called ‘modern’ bibles that are promoted today.)

Thus, PETER and PAUL are the TWO APOSTLES of Note.


  • Paul preached the “Gospel of your salvation” to the UNcircumcision (Gentiles)” and …
  • Peter preached Jesus’ “Gospel of the Kingdom (Matt. 24:14) the Circumcision” (Israel only).

COMPARING The Two Gospels:

Note below how that which was SPOKEN… since the world began” (Acts 3:21) cannot be the same information as that which was KEPT SECRET” since the word began” (Rom. 16:25).

  • Peter preached to “Ye men of ISRAEL (Act 2:22) concerning that which was SPOKEN by all His [God’s] Holy prophets Since the World Began (Act 3:21).
  • Contrarywise, Paul preached;

“The Revelation of the MYSTERY [the formerly secret gospel]”“that was KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.” (Rom. 16:25), seeing ALL men of ALL races today as GENTILES.

          “MYSTERY” Defined:

“Mystery” in the Greek is “musterion,” “a God-planned ‘secret’” that was “hid in God.” “kept secret” until Jesus from heaven revealed it directly to Paul (Gal 1:12) for the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13, Eph. 3:1) during today’s age of “the dispensation of the GRACE of God” (Eph. 3:2).

Note that Jesus from heaven revealed this Mystery [secret plan of God] directly to Paul (cf. Gal. 1:12) … for us Gentiles (Eph. 3:1) during today’s age of the “Gospel of the Grace of God.”

“For I [Paul] speak to you GENTILES, inasmuch as I Am The Apostle of The Gentiles (Rom. 11:13)

 “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I [Paul] write unto you are the commandments [instructions] of the Lord [Jesus].” (1 Corinthians 14:37 (KJV)

Our relationship with God is built upon Paul’s mystery [secret] of the gospel(Eph. 6:19) as seen below.

(Point 5. explains WHY the Mystery [God’s secret plan]” had to be KEPT SECRET.”)

1. “… I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of ‘the dispensation of the grace of God’ which is given me to you-ward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in The Mystery of Christ)” (Eph. 3:1-4 (KJV)

2. “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my [Paul’s] gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,” (Rom. 16:25 (KJV)

3. “For I [Paul] neither received it [the grace gospel] of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of [from] Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 1:12 (KJV)

4. “Whereof I [Paul] am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil [to complete] the word of God; 26  Even ‘the mystery which Hath Been Hid From Ages And From Generations, …: 27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this ‘mystery among the Gentiles’; which is CHRIST IN YOU, the Hope of Glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect (complete) in Christ Jesus:” (Colossians 1:25-28a (KJV)

5. “But we speak the wisdom of God in a Mystery [secret], even the Hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which None of The Princes of This World Knew [princes = Satan’s earthly inspired authorities]: for had they known it [the Mystery/secret], they would NOT Have Crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Corinthians 2:7-8)

Note that Satan and his ‘princes’ (religious and governments rulers) did NOT Know the Mystery/secretplan of God that required the Crucifixion of “the Son of God. God used Satan to Crucify the Lord Jesus in accord with the eternal plan of God for our Redemption.

No doubt, Satan now, in Retrospect, would NOT have Crucified Jesus since Satan now has to contend with millions of eternally saved Christians who now bear the very same Resurrected Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Christ” INDWELLING each of them.


  • The Eternal Destiny of The Nation Israel is to co-reign with Christ On Earth after Christ’s return to earth (cf. Rev. 5:10, 20:6). Only then will be “Thy kingdom come thy will be done ON EARTH.
  • The Eternal Destiny of The Gentile Church, the Body of Christ, is to Reign with Him In Heaven.

“For our conversation [Old English for ‘citizenship’] is IN HEAVEN; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious [resurrection] body…” (Phili. 3:20-21)

When Christ, who is our life [Gr. zoe, spirit-life], shall appear [Grk. phaneroo, be made visible], then shall ye also [simultaneously] appear [be made visible], with him in [heavens] glory.” Col. 3:4 (KJV)

Colossians 3:4 Restated by the Author:


“If we suffer [endure this life by His life], We Shall also REIGN With Him…” (2 Tim. 2:12a (KJV)

“Now then [presently while on earth] we are Ambassadors for Christ [for our home is in heaven], as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Cor. 5:20)

Now Knowing His love and grace, and our Eternal destiny, we as believers meanwhile serve Him and Wait for our ultimateAppearing in Heaven,’ which is “the redemption of our bodies” (Rom. 8:23).

- Thus we are to Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

- Thus, we are to Rightly Divide” what in the Bible applies to Israel … from what applies to the body of Christ.”  We are to adhere only to that which applies to us as the GENTILE “body of Christ.”

- We not under the Law but under Grace(Rom. 6:14), thus we live in the rarified realm of God’spure grace where our Sins are ‘Not Counted Against Us (Rom. 4:5-8).

- We know that All things occurring in our lives work for the eternal good of ourselves and in accord with God’s Eternal Plan. (Rom. 8:28-29)

- We can rejoice in “all things knowing we are ‘sealed securely in Christ (Eph. 1:13) and that nothing can “separate us from the love of God” (Rom. 8:31) nor alter our grace relationship with Him; even while He is at work is usrenewing our souls. (Rom. 5:2, Phili 2:13, 1:6)

- We know that ultimatelyin the Dispensation of The Fulness of Times he [God] might gather together in one all things In Christ, both which are In Heaven, and which are On Earth; even in him:” (Eph. 1:10)