I've been hearing a lot of people talk about false gospels lately. Many are examining how in their own lives they have come to believe false gospels. In our sin we have masterfully designed new ways to feel saved and we live out what we believe. We so desperately need to take the time to learn what the True Gospel is as laid out for us in God's Word. We need to repent when we fail to believe the truth, we need to search God's word for truth to believe, we need to speak truth to others so they to can believe the true gospel.
God's true gospel is this...
Romans 5:8 says "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." I just love that verse! I love this one too from 1 John 4:19, "We love because he first loved us." The Gospel is about God. It is about what He did and when He chose to do it. He loved us. AND he chose to love us before we did anything to make ourselves lovable AND without any guarantee that we would love him back. That's awesome! So how do we receive this love? Listen carefully because this is where it gets even harder to believe...(cue loud speaker) ITS FREE! Check out Ephesians 2:8 that says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God," Anyone else think that that is just incredibly good news?! I get all excited thinking about it!
And yet, In my own life I live out false gospels every single day. This series is going to be my attempt to repent and reveal my false gospels. My prayer is that the Lord would use this series to teach me the truth to undo the lies that I believe.