No Other Gospel
By: P.T. McClure
“But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:8).
Have you ever driven through a city and read a church sign advertising “People of all faiths worship here”? Perhaps you’ve even heard someone ask, “What faith are you?” Though the statement, “All Faiths may be religiously accepted; it’s biblically incorrect!
The Bible declares that there is only ONE FAITH (Eph. 4:5). Even though there may be thousands of “Christian” organizations, there still is only ONE FAITH. There are more than 300 different “Christian” Denominations, and each may differ in their doctrines; However, the Bible only knows of one Gospel (Gal.1:6-7).
Where did all these different “faiths” come from if there is only ONE BIBLE FAITH? Satan has deceived many to preach another gospel in attempts to “pervert the true gospel of Christ” (Gal. 1:7). Satan’s attempt was to cause the true Christians to accept “another gospel” in order that people would be lost. You might say, “What if the people don’t know the TRUE GOSPEL? “But if our GOSPEL be hid, it is hid to them that are LOST” (2 Cor.4:3). The devil’s plan was that if he could get the Christians in the first church to accept another gospel, then he would have succeeded in adding another way to be saved.
Now we have in the minds of most “so called Christians” the idea that there is many ways to be saved. Jesus said that He was the ONLY WAY to be saved (John 14:6). The Bible warns us to: “Beware lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and vain deceit, after the traditions of MEN and not after Christ” (Col. 2:8).
These modern day theologians and Bible Scholars teaching their “many gospel heresy”, have replaced the BIBLE TRUTH with their “New Age religions”. Modern day self appointed Theologians like Robert
Schuller, has reduced sin to nothing more than a negative psychological problem. He along with thousands of theologians have turned their pulpits and churches into philosophy centers where they have replaced the ONE GOSPEL message of salvation with their speeches of a psychological positive outlook. There’s nothing wrong with being positive; But it is heresy to pervert the ONE GOSPEL of REPENTANCE, BAPTISM in Jesus’ name, and HOLY GHOST infilling, and turn it into ANOTHER gospel of ..mind over matter”.
Paul warned Timothy of some who would leave the Truth and began preaching doctrines of devils: “Some would depart from THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils “(I Tim. 4:1). Why would people depart from the true doctrine of Jesus and turn to “other gospels”? The answer is because people don’t want the Bible to correct their sinful lifestyle. Many religious people wish to hire ministers that will tell them what want to hear.
We have heard of late so many crying: “Don’t preach doctrine, preach love.” However, the Bible commands us to: “Preach the Word, for the time will come when they will not endure sound DOCTRINE; but after
their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the TRUTH and shall be turned unto fables (11 Tim. 4:2-4). The truth is, that if you reject the DOCTRINE of Christ, you reject Christ (2 John 1:9).
In fact, the Bible commands: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses CONTRARY to the DOCTRINE which ye have learned (from the Bible); and avoid them” (Rom.16:17).
The Bible asks: “Who hath bewitched you, that ye shall not obey the truth?” (Gal. 3:1). Paul writes; “The gospel which I preached unto you … By which also ye are saved” (1 Cor. 1 5: 1 2). The Bible reveals that the judgement of HELL FIRE awaits those who “OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL” (2 Thes.1:8). You see, it is extremely essential that we obey the ONE true gospel of Jesus Christ. Satan knows that if he can “PERVERT” the gospel, then he has succeeded in “bewitching” us into “believing a lie and be damned” (2 Thes. 2:11-12).
We are commanded by the scriptures to; “earnestly contend for THE FAITH which was once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). Not “FAITHS”, but “THE FAITH”, for there is only ONE GOSPEL. That ONE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, according to the scriptures, is the DEATH, BURIAL, and RESURRECTION (1 Cor. 15:1-4). Jesus commanded us to OBEY the gospel (Mark 1:15). How do we obey the gospel? We are commanded to follow Jesus’ example by 1) dying out to sin, through REPENTANCE, 2) buried with him in BAPTISM, 3) and rise to walk in newness of life through the HOLY GHOST (Rom. 6:3-6).
Peter was the first to preach the gospel message of salvation on the day of Pentecost when they asked; “What shall we do?” (Acts 2:37). “Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, and be BAPTIZED every one ofyou in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the HOLY GHOST” (Acts 2:38). This SAME gospel message was preached to the Samaritans (Acts 8:12-17), to the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-48), and to “believers” who thought they were saved, even though they were not baptized in Jesus’ name nor had they received the HOLY GHOST (Acts 19:1-6). Paul then preached to those “believers” the ONE GOSPEL, and insisted they be RE-BAPTIZED and they receive the HOLY GHOST.
In every place in Acts, the gospel message was the same; REPENT, and be BAPTIZED in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the baptism of the HOLY GHOST, evidenced by speaking with tongues. Jesus taught his disciples that; “repentance and remission of sins (baptism) should be preached in his (Jesus) name among ALL nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47). Peter obeyed Jesus when they began to preach at Jerusalem REPENTANCE, and BAPTISM in the name of Jesus Christ for the REMISSION of sins (Acts 2:38).
The gospel message of salvation that the Apostles preached in Acts, is still the ONE and ONLY GOSPEL, whereby we can be saved. And if we or anyone preach another GOSPEL apart from REPENTANCE, BAPTISM in Jesus’ name, and the HOLY GHOST baptism, let him be accursed. The proof test today is, that if someone asks, “What shall we do?”, we MUST give the SAME GOSPEL answer as they did at the first (Acts 2:38), for there is NO OTHER GOSPEL.
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