I’m going to post “This is That” every once in a while. I thought it would be good to point out examples that have either happened or are happening today and are talked about in the Bible.
There are many out there who are teaching another Jesus, another gospel than the one in the Scriptures. Some may even appear to be Christian. They use the same terms that Christians do, but these terms/words don’t mean the same things.
When a New Ager hears a Christian say that Jesus Christ is God. They will agree because they believe everything is god. The Jehovah Witness would also agree that Jesus is God, but to the JW, Jesus is a lesser god than God the Father. The JW’s do not believe in the Trinity.
There are so many belief systems to choose from these days that are appealing to whatever satisfies each person. If you aren’t a fan of getting sick and dying you may want to choose Christian Science. Or maybe you really aren’t liking the whole standing before God at The Judgement so Antheism is for you. You are all about money then the Health & Wealth gospel’s for you. Feel like communicating with the dead/with loved ones that have passed? Then Spiritualism and psychics may be the just what you want.
The same thing going on today, was going on back when Paul wrote:
2 Corinthians 11:3-4
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!”
The spirit behind these false belief systems are of the enemy of our souls – Satan. He’s a pro at leading people away from the one true God.
The lists goes on and on with what’s out there. If you dig deeper into many of these beliefs systems you will find that they are teaching a different doctrine, a different gospel, a different Jesus than the one in the Bible.
Don’t fall for it. Study the Word of God.
~ No Compromise