Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another Gospel

4For if someone comes and(H) proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept(I) a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.
2 Corinthians 11:4

The gospel of Satan is not a system of revolutionary principles, nor yet a program of anarchy. It does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter nor the father against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is regarded as one great "brotherhood." It does not seek to drag down the natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and cultivation and appeals to "the best that is within - It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed. It endeavors to occupy man so much with this world that he has no time or inclination to think of the world to come. It propagates the principles of self-sacrifice, charity and benevolence, and teaches us to live for the good of others, and to be kind to all. It appeals strongly to the carnal mind and is popular with the masses, because it ignores the solemn facts that by nature man is a fallen creature, alienated from the life of God, and dead in trespasses and sins, and that his only hope lies in being born again.
A.W. Pink

In these days we must be careful not to fall into the deceptive trap of Satan's gospel, which presents another Jesus, another Spirit ,and another Gospel. Notice that this false gospel doesent come as Bhuddah, Mohammed, or Scientology or any other "religious" form...It takes the name of Christ, and as Jesus said in Matthew 24:4-5 "Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,[a]' and will deceive many." The false gospel isnt entirely different from the true pure gospel and the false Christ doesent appear totally contrary to the true Word made flesh...likewise the "other Spirit" doesent portray itself to be any different than the Holy whats the deception? The false Christ appeals to the people, he preforms signs and wonders (Mark 13:22), he brings hope, joy, and peace and happiness to people, and once again ...He comes in the name of Christ.The false Christ gives no glory to God, he brings glory to himself and preaches a man-centered message the focuses the glory on man. "Another Spirit" feels like the Spirit, it ignites like the Spirit, it moves you like the Spirit, but it caters to the soul and the flesh, to the emotions. The false spirit doesent convict of sin, it promotes self- esteem and appeases sin, it doesent convict of righteousness, it advises you of how to conform to the world while trying to serve Jesus tells you how to serve two masters. The false spirit also doesent convict of judgment, it tells you that you can have your best life now here on earth and not worry about eternity. It doesent inform you that there is appointed unto everyman once to die and then the judgment. The false Spirit also doesent discern between what is acceptable in God's eyes and whats not. It believes that it can take the things of the world and conform them to the image of God. The false Gospel doesent inform men that they are sinners, depraved criminals in God's eyes and that His wrath is set upon them. The false Gospel tells men that they can do good works and evangelical activities in order to be right with God. The false Gospel preaches a salvation that is based on the sincerity of man's decision in praying a repeated prayer rather than telling Him to cry out to God with all his being...

Another quote by A.W. Pink in conclusion:

The apostles of Satan are not saloon-keepers and white-slave traffickers, but are for the most part ordained ministers. Thousands of those who occupy our modern pulpits are no longer engaged in presenting the fundamentals of the Christian Faith, but have turned aside from the Truth and have given heed unto fables. Instead of magnifying the enormity of sin and setting forth its eternal consequences, they minimize it by declaring that sin is merely ignorance or the absence of good. Instead of warning their hearers to "flee from the wrath to come" they make God a liar by declaring that He is too loving and merciful to send any of His own creatures to eternal torment. Instead of declaring that "without shedding of blood is no remission," they merely hold up Christ as the great Exemplar and exhort their hearers to "follow in His steps." Of them it must be said, "For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God" (Rom. 10:3). Their message may sound very plausible and their aim appear very praiseworthy, yet we read of them—"for such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves (imitating) into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing [not to be wondered at] if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works" (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

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