Changing the Gospel:
What is going on in our world? As we look around us we see a world that is struggling with its own identity. We
have moved so far away from a moral and ethical world, into a world where “anything goes”! Just look around
and see that the world is pushing the limits of correctness and injustice, to new depths of incorrectness. We have moved
into such political correctness that we are extremely afraid we will offend wrong, as we embrace the evil.
We can just look around us and see the fulfilment of prophecy as the world slides further and further into the grasp of insanity
based upon sin. As we recognize our falling into a world that is tainted by humanity’s desire to live as we so
please, we are drawn into depravity. Where right is wrong and wrong is right; black is white and white is black.
We cannot even realize how low we can go as a society. We are embracing things now that fifty years ago would have been
unheard of. What will the next fifty years bring?
Here is a medley of Scripture
that describes the End Times as well as prophetic of where we are today. –1)“Preach
the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For
the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching
ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to
fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:2-5—2)“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than
the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:25 KJV—3)“And
for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who
did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks to God always for
you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation
through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining
of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught,
whether by word or our epistle.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-15—4)“Therefore,
beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without
spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation--as also our beloved brother Paul,
according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in
which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do
also the rest of the Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also
fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
2 Peter 3:14-18
We must be aware of our precarious situation in this generation, for this may be the one that pushes us over the edge.
We are a people who now take the Word of God and change it to mean what “we” want it to mean. We rewrite
it in the name of “understanding” with our paraphrased interpretations. All the while we are saying we want
to make it more accessible to people. Can they not read? Do we need to rewrite it until it justifies their lifestyles?
Is the Bible a book that is meant to be altered to fit our pleasure? Of course, this is not true! The Bible is
to be our guide, yet, we have altered and misinterpreted it until many have lost their trust in it. When humanity can
make up their own rules and change the society to fit the desires of that society, we are in deep trouble. The Gospel
has been under attack to such an extent that many say it is “filled” with errors and only a “guide”
to life’s journey. These same people say all you have to do is live a good life, being “sincere”.
The real problem with this is that it is totally against the foundation of Biblical teaching. This same Bible has been
used in so many ways to justify ungodly behavior, yet, we should not do so. We should be a people who have advanced
enough to recognize the blatant attack upon God by a society that is striving to justify their behavior. As long as
I can say it is “OK” that makes it alright, as others accept that particular behavior. Without getting into
specifics, we see this trend all around us and see our world faltering. It seems, the more populous we become; the more
enlightened we see ourselves; the more advanced we become, we see we are failing. If the world was right, we should
be a utopia! If the world was right, we should live in a world of acceptance and love—yet, the opposite is true!
We live in a world of hate, terrorism, depravity and apathy. We no longer have any “stops” when it comes
to caring about others—loving those who are unlovable. We have changed the Gospel of God into a travesty!
There will be a time when we must recognize a need for a better life, and that is found only in a “personal relationship”
with God through Jesus Christ. Don’t succumb to the world’s way of thinking; seek God, and your life can