What saddens me are the number of people I come across who expect me to “convince” them as to why something is un-Biblical.
The Scriptures speak for themselves.
Those who truly study scripture for WHAT IT SAYS
(not the erroneous additions and interpretations that man adds to it)
will clearly be able to detect what is truth and what is deception.
If truth is what sets the heart free then the opposite is also true: what is not truth puts the heart into some kind of bondage, deception, etc. So if truth liberates then error and deception bind up.
So if you’re still following me on this…what is the antidote to coming out of deception? The TRUTH! Scripture tells us that if you know the truth, it will set you free…free from what? Free from everything that has masqueraded as truth and slowly drugged us spiritually with its poisonous deceptions.
All through the New Covenant, book after book is filled with warnings about false teachers that present a new gospel. How is one to detect the “strange new gospel”? Because Paul said “if anyone preaches a gospel OTHER THAN the one we preach to you, do not listen to them.” So you must understand the true gospel in order to detect that which is false.
A false gospel often copies parts of the true Gospel which is its deception. It’s much harder to detect when it quotes from the same Bible and uses the name of G-d and makes references to some of the same things. But here’s the clincher: it must produce the SAME fruit as the Gospel of our Lord and Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) or it is a false doctrine of demons designed by the evil one to deceive G-d’s people by adding to truth a carefully worded mixture of man’s interpretations.
The Gospel is about making disciples who walk in the teachings and instructions of G-d that Jesus taught in His earthly ministry. It’s about living a life that produces the fruit of freedom, salvation, deliverance, healing and an ongoing maturity and growth in relationship to the character and nature of G-d.
In the entire time I was affiliated with the International House of Prayer, I never…not one time…heard the gospel of repentance be preached inviting people to know salvation that produces forgiveness and freedom from sin.
IHOP siphons people away from their home churches/congregations to join the “missions base” and devote themselves to IHOP’s model of doing Christianity. So they appeal only to those who are already believers and so they do not reach out to deliver the good news of the gospel…instead, they seek to only recruit new “staff” to come and join IHOP.
This is just one red flag of a “different gospel”