Defending God's Truth

4. Another Gospel

The Bible says:

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him (you might listen to him).”

(II Corinthians 11:4)


Satan’s strategy is often to (1) attack the Person and Work of CHRIST, (2) attack the Person and Work of the HOLY SPIRIT, then (3) bring in a new basis for your Salvation (“another gospel”).

7 Biblical Facts About the True Gospel:

1. Jesus Died for Sinners.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8


2. We Cannot Lose Our Salvation.

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

John 10:28


“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

John 6:47


3. Salvation is By Grace Through Faith.

8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9


4. Salvation is Through Believing in Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16


5. Salvation is Not by Works.

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”

Titus 3:5


“Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Ephesians 2:9


6. Salvation is Through Jesus Alone.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

John 14:6


“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (see v.10)

Acts 4:12


“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

John 3:17


7. The Gospel in a Nutshell.

1. “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

7 Examples of Satan’s Lies About the True Gospel:

1. Mormons

Saved (exalted to godhood) by works, including faith in church leaders, Mormon baptism, tithing, ordination, marriage, and temple rituals. No salvation outside of the Mormon church.

2. Jehovah's Witnesses

Salvation by baptism as a Jehovah’s Witness. Must earn life on earth by “door-to-door” work. Salvation in heaven limited to 144,000 “anointed ones.” This number is already reached.

3. The Unification Church (Moonies)

Obedience to and acceptance of the True Parents (Moon and his wife) eliminates sin and results in perfection.

4. Christian Science

Humanity is already saved. Sin, evil, sickness, and death are not real, they are only in our imagination.


Son: “My friend Johnny is sick.” Mother: “He isn’t sick, he just thinks he is.”

Son: “It’s worse than we thought, now Johnny thinks he is dead.”

5. The Roman Catholic Church

The Catholic Church teaches that keeping the law is necessary for salvation. They teach salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church, and Mary our Mediatrix.

6. 7th-Day Adventists

Salvation is by grace through faith but is maintained by commandment-keeping and repentance. Saturday Sabbath observance is the sign of the seal of God. Sunday worship is the mark of the beast. Satan is the scapegoat to be punished in the lake of fire for the sins of the saved.

7. Church of Christ

Water Baptism: contacts us with Christ’s blood, gets us into Christ, is for salvation, is for remission of sins, is to wash away sins.

Some Other Examples:

LODGES

Burial services teach salvation by works, not the blood of Christ. Teach all lodge members saved whether Christians or not.


ARMSTRONGISM

The new birth not now, but at the resurrection. Jesus alone, of all humans, has so far been saved! By the resurrection power of God. Salvation a process, grace and law.


UNITARIANS

Deny salvation by Christ alone. Think of salvation in terms of character, achievement dependent on deeds. Someday everyone will be in a right relationship with God.


UNITY School of Christianity

Salvation by recognizing our divinity, and that there is no evil, no devil, no sin, no poverty, and no old age. A person is reincarnated until he learns these truths and becomes “perfect.”


SCIENTOLOGY

No sin or need to repent. Salvation is freedom from reincarnation. One must work with an “auditor” on his “engrams” (hang-ups) to achieve “clear.”


HINDUISM

Release from the cycles of reincarnation. Achieved through yoga and meditation. Can take many lifetimes. Final salvation is absorption or union with Brahman.


CHARASMATICS

"Full gospel". "If you don't speak in tongues you haven't been baptized by the Holy Spirit and you won't be included in the Rapture."


HYPER-CALVINISM

The gospel plus "Irresistible Grace", or it won't work.


ARMINIANS

The gospel for initial salvation, but then you have to work at it in order to stay saved and ultimately reach heaven.


Galatians 1:8-9

8 But though we (an apostle), 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 ye have received, let him be accursed.”