As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. (Galatians 1:9-11 KJV)
Sadly, we have too many versions of the Gospel today. If we’d listen to many preachers and Christian music throughout the week, we listen to some strange messages that constrict against the Words of God. For example, some preachers may have only feel good messages for the congregations and less on the biblical discernment. We need both encouraging and discernment messages in our spirits. Paul said in Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” To live for Christ, we need to crucify our flesh and surrender ourselves to Him. It is not enough by going to the church to hear on the message from the pastor for the week. We need to make our times with God each day by praying, worshipping, and reading His Words. Once we become Christians, we are the holy priesthood (I Peter 2:9) to our families, community, and nation.
As I said, there are too many priests/pastors to proclaim the false gospel. I identify the top five false gospels:
- We are the little gods.
- People may sound like certain animals or creatures after the pastors touched and pray for healing with the individual on the telecast.
- Pastors may do not preach on God’s wrath, hell, sins, except feel-good messages.
- God blesses us with finance, health, and material possessions.
- Our churches to advertise with goods and services to maintain the media expenses.
These and others are mostly taught in today’s America churches. I heard when Kenneth Copland said that God made mistake to create Adam and Eve on the first place. This is none sense. How can we say that God made some big boo-boo after He gave them life? If He made mistake, why we are here? But, mostly, why Jesus Christ came through the lineage of Adam (Luke 3:23-38)? Or if we are equal to God, why we hardly go to Hell and return to the earth? If we’d believe some TBN programs that explain some people went to Hell and back, there must some biblical evidences to support their stories. In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus said that there is a big gap between Hell and Abraham’s bosom, and no one able to escape from the hell.
We need to interpret the Holy Words of God by whole context of the passage. We can’t pick one verse from the Scripture to preach one hour sermon. I do not believe that most televangelists don’t use the KJV Bible because they may think that they’d lose some of their members. When we’d see the cutting line of the scriptural passages, such as NIV, it is not from the original manuscripts.
Deuteronomy 8:3 says, “…that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” It would be impossible for us to know God if we’d obey God part of it. King Saul tried it and he failed to keep his kingdom. If King Saul would keep God’s words completely, the lineage of Jesus Christ came through him.
We always need to “be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine (II Timothy 4:2).” There are too many false messages that send out to the world; and many people would decide to abide into it. Paul said in I Timothy 4:1-3, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”
Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.