The challenge of “another gospel” is a challenge that has existed with the church since its inception.
The phrase “another gospel” was used by apostle Paul to refer to a teaching that was not a gospel that the church at Galatia was deceived into (Galatians 1:6-7).
The fact that there is a “flock of sheep there must be a pretentious ferocious wolf and a vineyard of wheat attracts tare”. There can’t be a true phenomenon without its false counterpart to fake it. Same with the gospel.
So many teachings abound in church today such that one can hardly figure out the true from the false. While an average Christian is open to all sorts of teachings made in the name of the Lord, there is but only one true gospel:
- Jesus is the Christ (Acts 2:32-33).
- He died but rose from dead the third day (John 20:1-18).
- He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right-hand side of God as an advocate for man (Luke 24:50, Hebrews 2:16-17).
- Believing in Him and confessing Him with one’s mouth as Lord unto salvation (Romans 10:10).
Christ is the gospel, He is the incarnated Word. Teachings not based and centred on Him are “another gospel”.