I can not imagine there is anybody who says they follow Christ who knowingly or deliberately follows a heresy. Men become convinced of their beliefs with strong convictions based on what they have come to know. Yet we know there are many false teachings in Christendom. Even though there is a multitude of people chasing after these false teachings, they are convinced they are following a true teaching of scripture. But alas convictions do not make truth. Truth is truth because it is true, even when men by the multitudes reject it for that which is false, it is still true.
Paul say to those he preached the gospel to they are saved if they keep in memory his gospel. If they do not keep to his gospel, if they some how stray from his teachings, they will have believed in vain.
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.
I in my heart of hearts believe I am in keeping with the gospel Paul preached on my web site The Gospel According to the Gospel. Even though this is my conviction, it doesn’t make it true. As I stated earlier, convictions do not make truth.
I have watched as others have wrestled with my beliefs as I have communicated on my blog. To be honest, I am not sure if it how I share these beliefs, the beliefs themselves or a combination of both. I have been taken back by others insistence that I have somehow strayed from the gospel of Paul. Such conclusions seem ironic to me, since it is the teachings of Paul that has persuaded me of my beliefs.
Most reactions to the gospel I advocate are strong indeed. Strong not in a confirming manner but a condemning manner. It is my desire to lay out for my detractors, who are concerned that I have separated myself from the gospel Paul preached, what it was that Paul preached. I hope those who are close to me and those who are afar, who have been offended by my zeal by my insistence I have the true gospel of Paul, will take the time to read this lengthy abbreviated gospel of Paul to clear me of any accusations of being in a state of spiritual duress. That I might once again gain the respect of those I love and not be seen as a tragedy and a thing to be pitied. But rather rejoice with me in zeal and fervor for the one true gospel of scripture. Click the below link for the rest of this post. Continue reading