Changing the Gospel Message

The good news of The Christ is a gospel of grace and faith, yet, there are those who seek to change this gospel into a different message, which is not good news at all (Galatians 1:6, 7). They take the very basic truths concerning our salvation and lives as saints belong to God and twist them to manipulate people into following them.

The Gospel of The Christ includes the good news about salvation. Scripture is very clear that we are saved by grace through faith, Ephesians 2:8,9. It is His (God’s) attitude by which He gives us a benefit without consideration of merit that provides us with an opportunity to take God at His word concerning salvation. He says that we are to believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures to be saved, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Yet, there are many false teachers today who change this message into one of works, rather than of faith. They say to be saved you must accept Jesus into your heart, have a relationship with Jesus, make him Lord of your life, ask him to forgive you of your sins. None of these take God at His word, therefore, they are not out from Faith.

The good news does not stop at salvation, that is only the beginning. As part of our salvation, we have been taken out of Adam – no longer seen before God as condemned along with all of unsaved mankind – and placed into The Christ – a new creation in which the old things (who we were in Adam) have passed away and all things are new (who we are in Christ). 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 5:12-21. In Christ, we live by grace, apart for any works of the law. Yet, there are those who seek to change this message by introducing works into the life of a Christian as a means to by righteous before God and men. We of the Church do not live by any quality of law, (that is not to say we have no standard – our standard is who we are in Christ, 1 Corinthians 9:21) we live by grace.

I marvel that so quickly you have changed from the one calling you by the grace of Christ into another of a different kind of gospel, which is not another of the same kind, except there are some who trouble you and desire to distort the Gospel of The Christ, Galatians 1:6, 7.

Do we, as the Church belonging to God, follow God or men?

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