“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”
Let no man deceive you.
Christian churches in America are awash with gospels.
American church folk may hear a gospel message more times than other people around the world combined.
They hear the Prosperity gospel, the gospel of man, the gospel of self-actualization, the Word of Faith gospel, the gospel of pull-yourself-up-by-your-own bootstraps (“God helps those who help themselves“), the gospel of Live your best life now!, the “We are all gods” gospel, the New Age gospel, the occult christianity gospel…
In fact, Americans church dwellers hear more gospels in a week of viewing so-called christian TV than those in most other countries hear in a lifetime.
A tiny, tiny portion of American church-goers may even hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When what seems right to man is added to what God has declared, then the result is “another gospel.”
Galatians 1:8 and 9 make clear the result of other gospel messages.
Believers are to live by the Word of God.
We are to walk by faith. When this walk is compromised by following after the traditions of men–no matter how “spiritual” these traditions may sound–then the entire walk can be compromised.
It makes no matter from what men those traditions originate: Greek or Jew, Chinese or Catholic, science or pagan.
They are still the traditions of men.
In the American churches of 2013, Jewish traditions are all the rage.
Sometimes, they are used to augment scriptures.
Sometimes, they are used to supplement scripture.
Sometimes they are used to diminish scripture.
Sometimes, they are substituted for the clear meaning of God’s Word itself.
In some cases, these traditions are added to and become part of the gospel itself.
If what one knows are the traditions of men, then when hard times come, those same traditions of men are what will be leaned upon.
And the traditions of men will fail.
Unfortunately, this will be the result of preaching, sitting under and believing another gospel.
It makes no difference what one calls it; it makes no difference how it is prettied up: Another gospel is another gospel.
And other gospels and traditions of men are both sure signs of the vain worship of God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
Those in the churches sit under other gospels and honor the traditions of men.
IS the reader one of those who worship in vain?
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
- Other Gospels: A Sign of the End Times
- Other Gospels: Tool of Satan, Tool of the Churches
- Other Gospels and Other Deceptions
- ANOTHER GOSPEL: A Clever End Times Snare from Satan
- Other Gospels: A form of Godliness, No Power
- Discipleship Deception: The Apostate Church
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: Power of Eternal Life
- Discipleship Deception: The Apostate Church
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
- Gospel is Offensive: Gospel Offends and Saves
- The Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 10, 2013 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 10-11 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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