The Real Deal Gospel
How do you spot a counterfeit gospel? How can you know if what you’re hearing in church or on television is the same Gospel Paul preached? In this first of two messages in this series, Pastor Don Keathley give several ways to determine whether or not you’re listening to the Gospel Paul preached.
1 I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ. 3 But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. 4 You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.
5 But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super apostles” who teach such things.
— 2 Corinthians 11:1-5 (NLT)
What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
— Romans 4:1-3 (NKJV)