Things opposed to the gospel:
“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.” ~ Romans 11:28
How many denominations preach replacement theology today? How many people out there still think that the current State of Israel is God’s chosen nation? Yet, Israel was cast aside, she became God’s enemy for our sake. The casting away of Israel meant the reconciling of the world unto God with a new set of doctrine, which includes a new gospel which was revealed to Paul by the ascended Christ.
“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:17
Baptismal regeneration/water baptism is in direct opposition to the gospel as it is a work. Water cannot save a person. One is in no way ritually or symbolically cleansed by water as one has been washed by the blood of Christ if one believed the gospel of Christ.
“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” ~ Galatians 2:21
It’s not about what one can do, it’s about what Christ has done. If one can save oneself by means of keeping the law, then one is one’s own saviour, thus one has no need for Christ and his payment for one’s sins.
These enemies of the Cross stand behind pulpits:
“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” ~ 2 Corinthians 11:4
Any pulpits for that matter, not necessarily only denominational pulpits. There are Saints for that matter, who preach another Jesus and another gospel…
Saints who depart from the Faith:
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” ~ 1 Timothy 4:1
There are many – it is difficult to remain faithful to Pauline nomenclature as one being a Saint, has to endure suffering, and therefore most seek acceptance by reverting to Bible blending once again, as well as going off on various rabbit trails… of which there is an entire satanic smorgasbord to choose from.
Those who resist the Truth:
“Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:8
Those who deny Paul’s ministry…. Paul haters, Paul deniers…. also those who deny the exclusivity of Paul’s ministry, refute his gospel of saved by grace through faith plus nothing, and of course there are also the obvious ones like the Atheists, the followers of Mohammed, Buddha, Hare Krishna (to name but a few) who resist the word of truth outright.
It is truly tragic – infinitely sad, when people refuse to adhere to God’s instructions for mankind today, instructions which were given to the Apostle Paul. It’s no laughing matter when the devil blinds the eyes and minds of men…. including Saints.
“(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)” ~ Philippians 3:18-19
“To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” ~ 1 Corinthians 5:5
© Audrey Henry – 22 August 2018.