“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to and different from that which we preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment)!” Galatians 1:8 AMP
It is very interesting the Paul would mention angels as ones who might preach a false gospel. The gospel message that Paul preached to the church at Galatia, the original one which he first delivered to them was the true gospel. He is saying if even I come and change the gospel and preach a different one, I am to be accursed. If an angel appears to you and preaches to you another gospel, he is a liar and should not be believed for one second. Below we will look at many false angelic preachers and how their messages differ from that of the scriptures.
It seems to me that modern Christianity is continuing to get away from the old rugged cross. We are so obsessed with being accepted by the world, that we will do anything possible to gain their approval. One of the ways the modern church has done this is by changing the core message of the gospel as found in the scriptures. (more…)
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2 Timothy 2:1-5
I recently heard a very popular pastor of a large church that has many campuses deriding other pastors who preach line upon line from their Bibles to their congregation. He said, “Guys that preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible– that is just cheating. It’s cheating because that would be easy, first of all. That isn’t how you grow people. No one in the Scripture modeled that. There’s not one example of that.”
“For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient— 19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:18
One thing we must never do as followers of Christ, is to take away the supernatural miracle working power of God in our midst today. Our God is a God who is present with us today. He has not simply given us His Words in the Bible as the only way we can experience Him. The Word is our foundation. It is how we form all our beliefs and practices. But God moving in power us not simply us reading the Bible and getting goosebumps.