Apostle Paul gave us a clear warning in the scriptures about “other gospels” that were being brought that were different than the gospel of Christ:

“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.” ~ Galations 1:6-12

This is a warning about the Gospel of Christ.  It was made evident that even then, men were creeping in with doctrines that were not of God or Christ, but were representing themselves as bringing Christ’s gospel.  Paul tells us “let him be accursed” and he utters his warning twice in a row to add emphasis.  So what is the gospel of Christ according to the bible?  The first warning uttered to a people when the gospel was brought in the bible is from John the Baptist:

“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, and saying “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand”~ Matthew 3:1-2 

Then Jesus came with the same message:

“From that time on Jesus began to preach, and to say “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”” ~ Matthew 4:17

This same message continued on with the original Apostles:

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at: but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent ~ Acts 17:30

“Testifying both to the Jews, and also the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Acts 19:4

“But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.” ~ Acts 26:20

And the final messages of Revelation:

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” ~ Revelation 2:5

“And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.  Behold I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” ~ Revelation 2:21-22

“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.  If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” ~ Revelation 3:3

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” ~ Revelation 9:20-21

You may look at these verses and say- “this doesn’t sound like good news, it sounds horrible.”  The truth is, this is only half of the gospel.  This is the initial message that leads to the Good News Gospel of Christ.  Repentance is the main thing required of us, but what is repentance.  Repentance defined is: 1. To feel remorse, contrition, or self reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite.  2. To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one’s mind regarding it. 3. To make a change for the better as a result of remorse or contrition for one’s sins.  You can see here, Repentance involves a change in us in such a way that we become obedient to God’s ways and God’s laws, commandments, and statutes…all of them.  If we are faithful to do our part in repentance, then God has some of the best news for us on earth.  The Good News involves us being able to cleanse ourselves in the blood of Jesus, to be wiped clean from our sins, to be baptized, to receive his spirit which under the New Covenant writes God’s laws into our hearts, and finally we are able to walk in the spirit, no longer sinning, but obeying God from the heart.  On top of this, God gives us the extraordinary opportunity to gain eternal life with him- to experience things that our human minds cannot even fathom.  The world of sin is destined to be destroyed and to die, but our good news is, we can find life eternally through Jesus Christ!  This good news is offered to all who truly repent, change, and walk in obedience to God’s laws, commandments, statutes and ordinances!  The initial message of the gospel remains “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!”

In an ever increasing time of darkness- this Gospel message has been twisted.  Many doctrines have been presented today throughout all of Christianity that say- God’s commandments have passed away and we are no longer required to obey them.  Some say that only some of the commandments are essential, while the others are not essential (true Sabbath Day worship as established by God) for salvation.  Some claim that God will accept you as you are, and will save you regardless of your constant choices to continue in sin.  Many claim that you can even attain salvation after you die.  Grace doctrines have gone out to deceive many- saying that we are under grace and we no longer are required to walk without sin and in obedience to God’s commandments, it’s normal and we all will sin anyway.  Some leaders have even gone so far to say that the bible is no longer relevant, it is old- outdated and that they (these men) posess the only words of life.  All of these teachings are false, and that same bible that is discounted by many leaders, warns us specifically that these false teachers would come to twist the gospel.  These many false teachings have led countless Christians to feel defeated and overcome by the world- rather than feeling like overcomers that walk free from the sins of this world.  It is the duty of every man to test their “handed down” doctrines against the God inspired word of the Bible to see if their doctrines are of God, or of Satan.  “To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” ~ Isaiah 8:20.  God will not contradict himself nor will his true servants.  Jesus was our example, and we follow him in obedience to the commandments and statutes of the kingdom that is soon coming, and not the commandments and statutes of this world.  All of these twisted “other” gospels crumble at the feet of any man or woman that diligently and prayerfully studies the entirety of God’s written word, testimony and law.  Seek God with all of your heart, and you shall truly find him.  The message of Paul again is clear:

“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.” ~ Galations 1:6-12

We encourage you to flee these twisted and false gospels that are not grounded in the Bible.  Even if an “angel” comes to you with a different gospel than what is outlined in the scriptures- let him be accursed.  God’s commandments stand yesterday, today and forever.  We encourage you to consider the account of the end times saints in Revelation:

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” ~  Revelation 14:12

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelation 22:14

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