Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Watered Down Gospel

Most everyone alive is aware of the fact that there is only one Bible, one Word of God and hence only one Gospel message. Some have added to the Word of God and have made it nearly impossible to obey. But the vast majority have taken God’s inspired word and have diluted it so much that even the milk of the Word is hardly tasted. They do this because they think that the Word of God is too harsh and so they water it down to make it easier to swallow. But all that is accomplished is a weak Gospel that cannot do what God has sent it to do, and a Gospel that clearly lacks in spiritual nourishment.

Why would anyone want to water down the good news of the Gospel? Why detract from its value, purity and wholesomeness? It is done solely to tickle and please the ears of the worldly that really have no desire to obey God’s Word in the first place. It is done to fill the building and not fill the soul. It is done in a vain attempt to not ruffle anyone’s feathers. To give them a form of godliness but at the same time denying it of its power. (2 Timothy 3:5) But to water down the Gospel is only to deprive the lost with what they need to live and the nourishment to thrive in a world filled with sin.

[Robert Barcroft]

2 Timothy 4:3-4 … For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts 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.

2 Corinthians 11:4 … 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.

Galatians 1:6-7 … I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Mark 1:14-15 … Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. ♥