We are living in days when the “Christian” church is speaking about many gospels. They are all man-centred. Some of them are easier to recognise than others and therein lies the snare to true believers. There is the prosperity gospel, the word of faith gospel, the “name it and claim it” gospel, to name but a few more identifiable ones.
From the earliest days of the church alternative gospels have emerged to draw away the Lord’s people. We are warned in Paul’s letter to the Galatians – probably the earliest New Testament letter to be written – about a “different” gospel, that Paul preached against.
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another: but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.” Galatians 1:6,7.
At the end of Paul’s life he is still warning the churches of the dangers of false teachers.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers: and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned to fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4.