The Apostle Paul warned the Christians
of his day to be careful they are not being deceived by a different gospel than
the one Jesus Christ preached (I Thessalonians 5:21, KJV).These individuals can be anyone from sincere
well-intentioned ministers and priests to deceptive world leaders.Jesus posited, “Take care that no one leads
you astray.Indeed many will appear,
making use of My name, saying that I am Christ, yet deceiving many” (Matthew
Jesus Himself warned that many shall come in My name.In my
name does not connote the name Jesus Christ specifically.The words simply imply – many shall come and
will be taken seriously enough to deceive the many.Millions of sincere individuals have been
deceived by a false gospel.Jesus makes
the point clearly several times that it is easy to worship Him to no purpose
“if the doctrines on which that worship is based have their source in men’s
erroneous ideas about how to interpret Scripture” (Meredith, Do You Believe the
True Gospel? pg. 3).
Please – study your
Bible, “prove all things” (I Thessalonians 5:21, KJV).