A DIFFERENT GOSPEL by steve finnell
Can a different gospel other than the one found in the New Testament Scriptures saved anyone?
What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news preached about the kingdom of God and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Is there an example in the New Testament of preaching a different gospel? Yes. Jewish Christians, who were Judaizers. These Jewish Christians were teaching that men had to obey the Law of Moses to be saved. (Galatians 2:1-21) Paul called the Judaizers, false brethren and said they had fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:1-4)
What happens to those who preach a different gospel. Galatians 1:6-9 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who call you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.......9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed?(NASB)
What did Paul say of those preaching a different gospel?
1. He called them false brethren.
2. He said they had fallen from grace.
3. He said they were to be accursed.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....(NASB)
Would it be preaching a different gospel to say that men are saved without being immersed in water?
Jesus said those who have been baptized, (past tense), shall be saved.
John 8:24 'Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will will die in your sins."(NASB)
Would it be preaching a different gospel to proclaim that men do not have to believe that Jesus is the Son of God to be saved?
The gospel was preached on the Day of Pentecost.(Acts 2:22-41)
The apostle Peter preached Jesus as Lord and Christ. He preached the bodily resurrection of Jesus by God the Father. He told those who believed to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins.
Would it be preaching a different gospel to say Jesus was not Lord and Christ?
Would it be preaching a different gospel to say God did not raise Jesus from the grave?
Would it be preaching a different gospel to deny that water baptism is essential for the forgiveness of sins?
Acts 4:10-12 ...the name Jesus Christ...12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."(NASB)
Would it be be preaching a different gospel to proclaim that there are many names under heaven by which men can be saved; because Jesus is one of many ways to be saved.
What did the apostle Paul say about preaching a different gospel. He said they were false brethren, fallen from grace, and they were to be accursed.