We can always count on Satan to use the Bible for his own purposes; he invariably twists and perverts the proper context of the Word of God. After all, one of his names is the “deceiver.”
In the Garden of Eden, Eve was fooled by Satan’s convincing words: “Did God really say…….?” The devil doesn’t need many new tricks. The one’s he has employed throughout history have served him well.
An Excerpt from gotquestions.org on the Importance of Sound Doctrine:
“Sound doctrine is important because our faith is based on a specific message. The overall teaching of the church contains many elements, but the primary message is explicitly defined: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures [and] . . . he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). This is the unambiguous good news, and it is “of first importance.” Change that message, and the basis of faith shifts from Christ to something else. Our eternal destiny depends upon hearing “the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:3; see also 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14).” – source
When the Angels Announced the Birth of our Lord Jesus
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:13-14). (Emphasis added)
How One Wrong Translation Can Change the Meaning of God’s Word
Using Safari as my browser, I typed “Glory to God in the highest” and this is what came up:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill among men. (Emphasis mine)
Most every credible translation of God’s Word says :
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men”
The word “among” would seem to infer that God was bringing peace, goodwill “between” men.
The word “toward” is clearly what happened on that Holy night, when Jesus came to earth, wrapped in human flesh to bring reconciliation between God the Father and men. God wanted to at last bring peace and goodwill “toward” men from Himself! This peace and goodwill certainly was not “among” men!
If God the Father was bringing peace and goodwill “Among” men, then the following passage of Scripture spoken by Jesus would make little sense:
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:34-39).
The Social Gospel
With the perversion of God’s Holy Word in mind – think about the new terms “The Christian Left” also called the “Social Gospel.” How clever of Satan to once again twist the Word of God into a politically correct movement.
The name of Jesus is used (of course) but the Gospel has been changed – perverted – it is now a Gospel which would make any Globalist wish to get on board. After all, there is NO talk of sin or repentance. No talk of having to be reconciled to God through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. No no no…….none of that! That would make people uncomfortable. And they surely could not have that!
The Sermon on the Mount
Many from the Social Gospel (Christian Left) love to speak the words of our Lord from the Sermon on the Mount. His Words, taken out of context, support the so-called Social Gospel. You see, these unsaved people are using our Lord’s Words to deceive others. They speak nothing of sin and repentance. Nor do they speak of abortion and other immoral and horrific practices which have become commonplace in society.
They portray Jesus as “tolerant” of any behavior, as long as one is trying to be good to his neighbor and to the environment (which they call “Mother Earth.”) They condemn true followers of Jesus because we cry out for the millions of unborn babies who have been murdered and sold for their parts. The Christian Left would say that these little ones are just clumps of cells until they are actually born. The rights of the mother to choose whether or not her unborn child should live, outweighs the child’s right to live!
Satan loves abortion. It destroys not one life, but two. The scars left in the mother of the aborted child are so deep, though most women would never admit this.
When Gay Marriage was made the law of the land, the Christian Left had a saying which went viral on the internet. Everywhere one looked they saw “LOVE WINS.” Did love really win when the SCOTUS changed the definition of marriage, which was defined by God as between one man and one woman? Love did not win. Satan won. And God’s anger burned.
Are you part of the so-called Christian Left or Social Gospel?
If you are part of this cult of deluded people, then it’s time you know that you are not right with the Lord Jesus. Perhaps that doesn’t even matter to you. But if deep inside your heart, you have been convinced that you will be in heaven when you die, I am here to tell you that you have been completely deceived!
The true Gospel of Jesus Christ is this:
- Men and women are sinners – we are born into sin
- God the Father cannot abide sin
- But God loves you and wants you to be reconciled to Him
- He wants you to be with Him in heaven when you die
- God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to pay the debt for your sin
- You cannot pay this debt – it is impossible
- Only God Himself could pay this debt. Jesus IS God – The second Person of the Trinity
- Jesus took upon Himself all of the sin of the whole world when He hung on that Cross
- He died for your sins – all of them – but you must believe this and trust Him
- Jesus rose from the dead three days later – He showed His power over death and hell
- He now sits at the right hand of His Father in heaven and He prays for us
- What He asks from you is for you to repent of your sin and agree with Him that you need Him as your Savior
- He asks for you to trust Him for the forgiveness of your sins
- He will make you into a brand new creation
Click this link to see the Scriptures about Salvation:
Father I pray that even one who is deceived would read this and that they will know that You are drawing them to Yourself. I pray that they will see that they have been deceived by the evil one. Open their eyes Lord, that they might truly see You, and repent and believe. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.