“6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
8 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.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.
10 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.” Galatians 1:6-10
Let us not forget that satan knows the Word of God better than most Christians. He will twist Truth and use it as a snare to seduce the unlearned and babes in Christ to make his lie bigger. The watered down translations of the Word of God that are thought for thought and not word for word, present God as bait for the Believers and thoughts from the vanities of man’s mind lure the lost to another Jesus. A Jesus that compromises with sin and joins the world to overcome the world. To be sure, the Word of God says to come out from among them and be ye separate (2 Corinthians 6:17). Yes, Jesus ate with sinners but he came to call them unto repentance…not be their companion (Mark 2:15-17). The Jesus Christ of the Word of God is the Great Physician of sinners.
“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 1 Corinthians 11:13-15
We must recognize who is being proclaimed from the pulpit, NOT who they say they are proclaiming but who is being lifted up among the congregation. Do we leave motivated about what we must do or rejoicing in what Jesus Christ did for whosoever will believe?
When hearts are changed by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, broken hearts are healed and the captives are delivered from their bondages (Luke 4:18); they will go about declaring “Come, see a Man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” John 4:29 The religious centers will no longer need methods of man to fill the pews because the Holy Spirit will draw the sinner; the lost and undone to Jesus…the Jesus of the Word of God; the Son of the Living God when HE is lifted up.
“15 He (Jesus) said unto them, But whom say you that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but My Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 16:15-17
Who do you say He is; the Jesus Christ of the Word of God? The One Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrifice for our sin, broke the power of sin in the Believer’s life and now sits at the Right Hand of God; Who is He? Do you know Him? He is Holy. He is Righteous. Jesus came to save us from sin, not in sin. Who is He in your life? Is He Lord or is another Jesus from the vanities of man’s mind your lord?
The answers are between you and God, not you and me. Prayerfully consider.
-Donna Clark Warren