Another Gospel? A Different Jesus?: Why the Hunt for Heresy is in Need of Some Major Clarifying

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Without fail, whenever I bring up this subject, I’m sent a plethora of links to articles and videos that are all missing one thing:

A clear rule of biblical criteria for identifying at what point the Gospel or Jesus  become, “different” and thus damnable.

Seriously guys, if we are going to start a crusade in which we’re making these types of accusations toward others, then it’s imperative that we have Scripture to back us up.

Now, I understand people can take a Bible verse, slap on some commentary, and tell you what it,  “really means.” I get that. I really do.  And that sort of thing can make for a great discussion.  But when we’re dealing in serious issues where we’re charging people with potentially damnable things, you gotta have more.  Folks need to be able to read it in their Bibles for themselves—-without your help as an interpreter.

Why?

Because we have to be sure. There’s a lot at stake here . . .Especially if we’re wrong.

Truth.

Honesty.

Love.

. . . And maybe even our own salvation.

How so?

We have a command to be ever willing to believe the best of every person (1Cor 13 AMP). Sometimes it seems like we practice that passage in reverse, doesn’t it? We’re ever willing to believe and suspect the worst of every person. If you define hate as the opposite of love, then what are we doing when we jump at the opportunity to believe the worst about those with whom we disagree? John said anyone who hates his brother is a murderer and has no eternal life in him—So while we’ve been so quick to bring every one else’ salvation into question . . . Maybe it’s time we were a bit more concerned for our own.

 

Gulp

 

. . . Moving on

 

 

The Challenge

So I’m putting forth a challenge to all those who are actively involved in this popular practice of accusing folks of preaching a different Jesus/Gospel:

Prove it.

I don’t say that in arrogance. I’m saying it out of obedience to 1 Thessalonians 5 which commands us to test and prove all things.

Quote the statement under investigation and show where in the Bible it’s referred to as another gospel or a different jesus.

Notice I said to quote the statement as opposed to naming the doctrine. Why? Because unfortunately folks often hear something, rearrange it, then run off saying So and So is teaching X, Y, and Z. We’re not interested in that. Let’s play fair here and deal with the actual quote and not your interpretation of it.

Now . . . Here’s what I suspect. And I say, suspect, because I could be wrong. But so far it seeface---nervous_2201894ms that the Bible really does not give a measurable criteria in this area. How could it? If I remember correctly, a different Jesus and another Gospel are terms that only occur once in the Bible. The word, heresy maybe a couple more.

And whenever the Bible is not very specific on a subject—Look out! Because folks just can’t leave it alone. So you’ll often see quite a bit of  shoehorning  going on in order to arrive at conclusions.

That’s right, I said shoehorning— yeah, it’s a word. I looked it up.

Many will ask, “Are you saying there is no way to prove false or unbiblical doctrines with the Bible?” Of course there is.  You can clearly demonstrate erroneous doctrines using the Bible.

All day long.

But critics don’t seem content with this. They have to push it to another level. It can’t be just an erroneous teaching. It must fall under the category of a different gospel or another jesus thus allowing for a more direct personal attack with terms like, “heretic” and “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

Look, we feel strongly about this. I get that. It can be a very emotional subject. But if we are going to insist on using such loaded language, let’s also insist that clear biblical criteria be shown.

And in the event it cannot be . . .

Then we need to serve ourselves up a nice big slice of Humble Pie and repent of this sinful, destructive practice.

19 thoughts on “Another Gospel? A Different Jesus?: Why the Hunt for Heresy is in Need of Some Major Clarifying

  1. Let’s look at the doctrine of purgatory embraced by the Catholic church which denies the full atonement of Jesus Christ for the sinner. This is a different gospel. When seeking to understand what is and isn’t heresy, the Bible gives concrete examples of how to discern a false gospel and a false christ. Read Galatians for the criteria for determining a false gospel and read 1 and 2 John for determining a false christ. God’s Word is complete and able to equip us so that we can spot the false, exposing it as such, warning our brethren and standing true for God’s Word. God bless you:)

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    1. Hi Eliza 🙂

      Thanks for the feedback. Firstly, I was wondering what part of the purgatory doctrine denies the full atonement of Jesus Christ for the sinner? Is this stated in the doctrine? Or are you telling me what you think it means? I’m curious because I have not researched the idea of purgatory, but it sounds like you’re sharing an opinion here. I would agree it does not seem to be mentioned in the Bible, but I don’t know where you are able to state with such certainty that it’s a, “different gospel.”

      Is there a Bible verse somewhere that I’m unaware of that says if you believe in this, it’s a different gospel?

      Finally, you referenced that criteria for determining another gospel can be found in Galatians. Can you be a bit more specific? As well as your references to 1 and 2 John. Where in these books are the criteria?

      Thanks 🙂

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  2. Purgatory is the Catholic doctrine that once forgiven by God’s grace, sinners must spend a certain time in a place of temporary suffering and punishment to pay for their sins before they enter heaven. This false doctrine denies that Christ’s death upon the cross for the sinner has completely satisfied the justice and wrath of God so the sinner is then forgiven and accepted by God and given eternal life at the point where the sinner repents of his/her sins and puts their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and upon death will enter into heaven. You can look up the doctrine of purgatory on the internet if you choose. It is a well-known false doctrine and so I thought you would be aware of it since you are asking questions about identifying false gospels and false christs.

    Here is what the Bible says:

    10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. 15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Hebrews 10:10-18

    25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another–26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. Hebrews 9:25-28

    According to these verses from Hebrews, the sacrifice of Christ has perfected us forever, and God does not remember our sins because the one time sacrifice of Christ has put away our sins, they are remitted, and when He appears the second time, since we are forgiven and cleansed of our sins, He will appear for taking us to Himself. Christ has cleansed us from every sin by His sacrifice and shed blood.

    7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9

    I’m not really sure what you are looking for as far as the Bible equipping us to spot false teaching and false doctrine and then label it as such. No, the Bible doesn’t say that those who believe in purgatory will not go to heaven, but it does say that we are justified by faith in Christ apart from our works and that anyone who teaches a gospel contrary to what is stated in the Bible is accursed! I gave you the positive verses regarding the efficacy of Christ’s sacrifice. The false doctrine of purgatory contradicts those verses, and so it is another gospel and is accursed, as are those who hold to this false doctrine. As if we could do anything to expiate our sins!

    8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9

    So maybe, instead of looking for those very words that say a particular belief denies the gospel, you should compare the teaching in question with what is written in the Bible to see if it agrees with or contradicts what God has said in His Word. If it contradicts what God has said in His Word then you can know that it is false teaching. Of course, that takes a lot of studying of the Bible and reliance upon the Holy Spirit for understanding what God has said in His Word. It is foolishness to expect that God is going to name in His Word these particular doctrines which are false and condemning, rather it is wisdom to know what God’s Word says, compare any teaching with His Word, and then reject the lies and hold fast the truth. Yes, false doctrine does condemn those who hold to it to hell.

    21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

    If you are too lazy to practice due diligence by knowing the content of the false doctrines and then how they contradict God’s Word because you have studied to show yourself approved rightly dividing the Word of truth, you should not be asking these questions in the first place, setting up a false standard by which to judge and condemn heresy and apostasy. God has shown us how to spot, refute and reject false teaching and false teachers. He has given us His perfect Word and His Holy Spirit that equip us to spot the lie. If He labels anything contrary to what He has said as false then who are we to do otherwise?

    18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us–eternal life. 26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. 1 John 2:18-27

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  3. Eliza,

    I think you did a good job of showing from the Bible that the idea of purgatory is false. But can you show that it is a “false gospel” that damns those who believe in it?

    That was the challenge of the article. Not that we can’t use the Bible to show clear erroneous teaching, but whether it is right for us to label things a “different gospel” or “heresy.”

    All of us have taught and do teach false doctrine (unless you think what you believe is 100% biblical), but this is a matter of pushing it to the next level where it becomes damnable.

    This is the criteria that seems to be missing from most of our modern accusations.

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  4. Well, the doctrine of purgatory adds works to the finished work of Christ so it denies that His sacrifice on the cross is sufficient to pay the penalty for our sins and teaches that we must do something, even though it is after death, to enter heaven. Paul taught that we are justified by faith in Jesus Christ in the book of Galatians and in Romans. Any doctrine that says that we must do something other than repent of our sin and put our faith in Christ is a false gospel. That is what God taught us through Paul in the book of Galatians. In 1 Corinthians Paul gives the gospel work of Christ on behalf of the sinner.

    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. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
    (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

    Here the gospel is clearly and succinctly given to all believers. It is belief in the gospel that saves us. Any teaching that takes away from the work of Christ on our behalf, as in it is insufficient to save us to the uttermost is a false gospel. Purgatory teaches that we must do something in order to have our sins forgiven and cleansed and bring us into heaven. That is heretical and a false gospel which condemns.

    Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Galatians 1:3-12

    Yes, twisting Scripture so that it says something other than intended does condemn the sinner to hell, and yes, we can know the truth as the children of God because we have His Word of truth and His Spirit of truth who wrote the Word of truth. We have the mind of Christ. Saying that we cannot know the truth contradicts what God has said in His Word. Here is what God has to say about those who twist the Scriptures:

    Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:14-18

    Scripture twisters twist the Scriptures to their own destruction because they are wicked, untaught and unstable. That is what God’s Word says. Why should I call into question what He has said? Teaching purgatory as a means of making one ready to enter heaven twists the Scriptures and denies the full atonement of Christ for the believer, which is the gospel.

    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2

    Propitiation means that Jesus Christ bore the full wrath of God on the sinner’s behalf, appeasing His holiness, removing His just judgment from the believer, bringing us into His full acceptance and gracious love. Purgatory denies this and is a false gospel.

    I’m not sure why you have a hard time realizing that an attack upon the sufficiency of Christ’s work on our behalf is an attack upon the gospel of our salvation and comes only from the heart of the unregenerate. Those who believe a false gospel are not saved!

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    1. Eliza, I think you build a pretty strong case for Purgatory being another/false gospel. If it is, as you a say, a means to earn salvation by some kind of works, then it is very similar to the idea of circumcision being a necessity for salvation as the book of Galatians refutes.

      I would still be leery of actually calling it another gospel just because as I had mentioned, the criteria for such a title is a bit hard to nail down from the Bible.

      I also don’t know enough about the doctrine of purgatory (other than what you told me) to take a strong stance on it. I would first need to go and do more research. But I really appreciate your feedback on the article 🙂

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  5. Well it has been espoused and received by those who are corrupt in their teaching and believe what is contrary to the Bible. It was first introduced by Origen, a false teacher from the anti-Nicene period. This false teaching was later picked up by Augustine and then embraced by the Catholic church. What you said above just verifies my exhortation to you in my first reply: Don’t demand an unbiblical approach to false teaching when you don’t know either the Word of God or false doctrines well enough to comment.

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    1. There are many, many doctrines out there I have not looked into yet. I hope I never gave the impression I had. The point of the article is simply how sloppy we have become at using terms such as “heresy”, “false gospel” and “another Jesus.” We can’t simply go around labeling whoever disagrees with us with these terms. It would be (and is actually,) chaos. So I was asking for clear biblical criteria to measure these things.

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  6. It isn’t that they disagree with us, it is they contradict the clear teaching of the Scriptures, which is the Word of God. That is a false teacher. They either add to or take away from the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, and/or they add to or take away from God’s Word the Bible. A landslide of apostasy and error is hurtling down upon the visible church because of the multitude of false teachers and heretics that are embraced by the unregenerate who inhabit the visible church. No child of the living God needs to be a heresy hunter, they just need to know, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the truth, Jesus Christ and His Word, and then expose the error that is so prevalent, obeying the command of God from His Word given to us in Jude to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. If we don’t obey that command to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints then we are disobeying God and we are part of the confusion and chaos that engulfs the visible church due to false teachers, false teaching and compromisers. I choose to obey God’s Word and expose the apostasy and compromise that is both visible and hidden, and come out from among those who are lying liars spreading lies blaspheming the name and doctrine of our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You could do the same.

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    1. Eliza, if you define a false teacher as anyone who contradicts the clear teachings of the Bible (as you said in your first sentence) then that covers almost every inch of Christianity. I don’t know about you, but everything I accept as sound doctrine, I believe to be CLEAR TEACHING from the Scriptures. I don’t know any Christian who doesn’t. But my views and your views on any range of subject in the Bible will probably differ. So that makes one of us a false teacher? And everyone outside our denomination (and many within since views vary here as well) are false teachers?

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  7. Well, if the Scriptures are up to one’s own interpretation then they are pretty worthless aren’t they? How about God’s Word is perspicuous. God intended one interpretation, not many. He enlightens our hearts and minds by His Holy Spirit who is the Author of the Scriptures. How about the Scripture that says this:

    1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one, faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:1-6

    This passage teaches singularity of doctrine, in other words, there is one and only one revealed truth found only in the Bible that teaches us, if we have the indwelling Holy Spirit, the truth about our walk, our Lord, our calling, our behavior, our unity, our peace, Christ’s body, the Holy Spirit, our hope, our Lord Jesus Christ, our faith, our baptism, our God and Father. The truth gets perverted by the false teaching of men that do not have the Holy Spirit and are instead driven by the devil. Those who reject this truth reveal they do not have the Holy Spirit indwelling them and are deceived.

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    1. Okay. So let me ask you this . . . Do you feel that everything you believe and teach is clear teaching from the Bible? And secondly, do you know any Christian that agrees 100% with you?

      Thanks for the conversation.

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  8. Well you are coming at this subjectively, where as Scripture is objectively true. That’s it. A Christian doesn’t have to agree with me 100% of the time, they do have to agree with the Scripture.

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    1. I understand. But I’m trying to get to the bottom of your reasoning here. So do you feel that everything you believe and teach is clear doctrine of the Scriptures?

      And do you know anyone who agrees 100% with you on every subject and topic in the Scriptures?

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  9. Again, you are looking at this from a subjective point of view, as proven by what you have been saying all along, one’s interpretation of the Scriptures. You have never said God’s interpretation of the Scriptures given to us as we rightly divide the Word of Truth by the Holy Spirit. You have made it appear that we cannot know the mind of God, even though Scripture says that His children have the mind of Christ, by stating that our interpretations can differ, and that difference doesn’t necessarily constitute false teaching. Are you saying that God is confused in what He has written for our faith, salvation, and edification? Are you saying that God, the Creator of the universe, is completely unable to teach His children truth from His Word the Bible so that there can never be agreement amongst those who are His children, through repentant faith in Jesus Christ, God the Son of God, His death upon the cross for our sins and His resurrection from the dead, so that there will never be one faith with one and only one set of doctrines that come from the Bible? Are you saying that the efforts of men to codify the truth of God’s Word for their various denominations have the same and equal validity as the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God as taught to God’s children by His Holy Spirit? You are looking at this from a completely fleshly viewpoint and not from a Scriptural and spiritual foundation, with a mind enlightened by the Holy Spirit. I will say it again, we are called as believers in God’s Son Jesus Christ to agree with His Word the Bible. We must always check and verify that any supposed “Christian” teaching is faithful to what God has said to us in His Word. You have never made this statement. You have just pointed to the nebulous term interpretation which leaves the truth that God has given to us obscured by fleshly concerns, desires and deceit. Let me ask you, do you think there is one and only one interpretation of the Scriptures and that God’s children can know what He has said to us because we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us Who is the Author of the Scriptures?

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    1. I’m not really sure why you don’t want to answer my questions, but alright.

      Yes I do believe in one interpretation and yes I do believe we can know it.

      Now, are you going to answer my questions? It’s fine if you don’t want to just say so.

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  10. Well since there is only one interpretation of the Scriptures given to us by the indwelling Holy Spirit, what are the doctrines that do not agree with that interpretation? Are they just mistaken or misinformed? This is what Jesus Christ said to us:

    Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:33-37

    Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have. Luke 8:18

    If what is taught does not line up with God’s Word then it is false and is condemned by the Lord Himself. If He condemns it, then we must also. The problem isn’t with the few who point out the error and apostasy that is endemic within the visible church. The problem is with the many who accept any and every doctrine as valid even though contradictory within themselves, and negating the truth of God’s Word. As you stated above there are many doctrines that you are not familiar with. How do you know if something is true or if it is false? You compare it with what is true, which is the Bible, God’s Word. If the doctrine, teaching, interpretation, or view doesn’t agree with what the Bible says, then it is false. If it is false
    it comes from the devil. He is the father of lies. Jesus made it clear that those who contradict Him are evil and are speaking evil. He also said that we would be justified by our words or condemned by our words. Teaching or doctrine that doesn’t agree with the Bible is condemned because it comes from evil hearts of unbelief. I think that is where your error lies, you don’t understand the depravity of the unregenerate heart or the cunning of the devil in leading people astray.

    I will concede that we can belong to Christ and be deceived or led astray, but He will bring us back to the truth. A perfect example is Paul correcting Peter in the book of Galatians.

    But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compelled thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:11-16

    Notice Paul said that what Peter did was dishonest and he led others to be dishonest about the gospel. Paul rebuked and corrected Peter. He wasn’t nice about it and did it publicly. He pointed out the error and then spoke the truth to correct him. This is Peter, who had been with the Lord. We know that Peter repented because he commended Paul and his writings, which Peter said were Scripture, to the believers. Peter’s behavior was contrary to the gospel and was supporting a false gospel. This is what Paul said about that false gospel in Galatians:

    4 And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage). 5 to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

    If you know the Scriptures and believe what God has said in His word, like the apostle Paul, then you will be zealous for the truth and will correct those who err, and reject those who champion error. Like Peter, I have been in error, and praise God He corrected me with His Word.

    20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 1 John 2:20-21

    I repented and am zealous for His truth, want to correct those who err, and reject those who champion falsehood. I hope and pray that God will give you a sincere desire to stand for God’s truth, the Bible, and that you will follow the example of Jesus and Paul in dealing with false teachers, false gospels and those who promote false christs.

    I have answered your questions you just have to look at the answers.

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      1. I did want to clarify that my error was like Peter’s error, I was listening to false brethren, but the Lord Jesus Christ brought me back to His truth.

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