ANOTHER JESUS – SPIRIT - GOSPEL
“For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.” 2 Cor. 11:4
ANOTHER JESUS The fact that a preacher or teacher talks about “Jesus” means little, for false prophets and false teachers have always invoked His name whenever it suited their purposes, and they still do. There are the “buddy” Jesus of country music, the "socialist" Jesus of liberal theology, the "esoteric" Jesus of the New Age and the "ritualistic" Jesus of sacramentalism, but none of these Jesus-figures are the Savior. The true Jesus is the Creator of the universe, the Word made flesh, the one Sacrifice for sins forever, the resurrected Lord and our coming King!
ANOTHER SPIRIT There are movements today to present a ministry of the Spirit that fails entirely to be that of what the Holy Spirit came to perform for the Son as well as the Father. Instead of preaching Christ He is made to be preaching Himself and for their benefit. There are many evil spirits at large in the world who would seek to counterfeit the Holy Spirit in the believer’s experience if they could. We must “try the spirits.” “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God” (1 John 4:2).
ANOTHER GOSPEL Paul warned against believing any man or even any angel who came preaching some other gospel than the true saving gospel of Christ which he had preached (Gal. 1:6-9). If they preach another gospel, let them be accursed as Jesus. That is put to death on a cross, buried, and if raised after three days, that is the seal of the approval of the Father as it was for the Gospel Jesus preached. That gospel needs to include with it death, burial, and resurrection. That gospel must include the fullness of the Person and work of Christ, from eternity to eternity.