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The Possibility of a False Gospel (1 of 4)
Series: The Greatest of the Gospel
Pastor Frank Damazio
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Acts 14:21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,
Acts 16:10 Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.
The sword (warfare) and the sickle (reaping). This is a time of open heavens. Nations will turn. Nations will seek revival. The gospel is the foundation.
It's time! We are embarking on a gospel journey. How many times have you heard the word "gospel" preached, taught or sung in your lifetime? Maybe it's a new word for some; maybe it's an overused word for others. One thing is for sure. It is a God word, a word with significant power and meaning, a word worthy of study, discussion and understanding. The gospel word is a comprehensive word biblically but a watered down word culturally. To say "I've heard the gospel" or "I've responded to the gospel" is relevant to the frame of reference I have. Needless to say, we need a basic scriptural understanding of the gospel since it is the foundation to everything God has done and will do in the lives of people.
Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.
Mystery: In the ordinary sense it implies knowledge withheld. In the scriptural sense it means truth revealed. "That which, being outside the range of unassisted natural apprehension, can be made known only by divine revelation and is made known in a manner and at a time appointed by God ...
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