The apostle Paul, in Galatians 1, made a big deal out of the fact that there is ONLY ONE gospel, and he spelled it out for us in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 which says, “…. you are saved IF you HOLD FIRMLY to the Word…. otherwise you have believed in vain.” So the question is: “What happens if you DON’T hold firmly?” You decide.
Many pastors and teachers today are preaching another gospel that is not the gospel. They are preaching this guys gospel, or that guys gospel, this slant or that slant, the prosperity gospel, easy believism, legalism, a denominational gospel, or Jesus as Savior without Him being Lord, add infitim.
Throw out your commentaries and books that have a slant built it. Throw out your modern authors who are teaching their interpretation of doctrine rather than the simplicity of Christ. How about simply following 2 Timothy 4:2 which says, “PREACH THE WORD, be instant IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” That means to stay true to the Word no matter what. Stay true to the gospel through every season of change; when it’s in fashion and when it’s not in fashion. Why? Because God Word is unchanging in a constantly changing society.
If more pastors and Bible teachers simply taught the BIBLE ITSELF, instead of author so-and-so, all our churches would be much better off and truer to the gospel.
Start with the Bible. Stay with the Bible. End with the Bible. That’s how you ‘hold firm’ and do not ‘believe in vain’ as Paul said so many do (I Cor. 15:1-4).