Pristine Grace

The Immorality of a False Gospel
by Andrew Burgess

     Many professing Christians today attempt to discern an individual's regeneration based on a person's outward morality (e.g~ he or she loves their spouse, loves their children, goes to church, etc.) over and above the gospel that one confesses. These people fail to recognize that confessing a false gospel is more immoral than homosexuality and other blatantly obvious sins. They also exalt the Law over and above the gospel that they profess to love so dearly in their self righteous means of discernment. 

     The Bible speaks clearly that in regeneration God, " the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." (2nd Cor 4:6). This glory that is revealed in the hearts of God's elect is revealed through the preaching of the "light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2nd Cor 4:4). God makes no exceptions here. This glory is revealed to all whom He regenerates. 

     Therefore this is our chief means of discernment. We are to judge by the gospel and this gospel reveals the glory of Christ in the salvation of His elect. When someone comes to you and 'speaks with their mouth what comes from their heart' do they show that God has revealed His glory to them in the gospel? If not then why do you call them brethren?

     'The glory of God in the face of Christ' is NOT revealed in a jesus who is not God, nor is the glory of the gospel revealed in a jesus who died for everyone. Far from revealing the glory of God in the gospel, these false gospels, as well as all others, reveal the glory of man and his worship of self and Satan. To call these people brethren then is to claim to believe the same gospel and to have the same father as they do.