Nacogdoches/Livingston – July 2017
Great Danger!! Beware a False Gospel and a False Jesus As we minister to hurting and broken people day after day, we find that many are in the condition they are in due to poor choices they’ve made because they are believing lies. Most often they are deceiving themselves—especially those who claim to be Christians but who are not living a life of obedience to God and His instructions. (James 1:22) I see this sad deception not only at GODTEL but in some of my family members and in churches. No wonder Christians are not winning the world to Christ. There are many more phony “Christians” driving the lost away from salvation. This fact has grieved me for many years and Bro. June has preached warnings about the false gospel, a false Jesus, and a false Spirit. (2 Corinthians 11:4) (2 Cor. 13-15 mentions other counterfeits) I received an article in my e-mail on this subject and felt compelled to share it here in our newsletter. I hope you will read it prayerfully. A DIFFERENT "JESUS" by David Wilkerson Scripture speaks again and again of the fear of God: "Fear the Lord and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7). "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil" (Proverbs 8:13). "In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity; and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil" (Proverbs 16:6). When there is no fear of God, people have to invent a gospel of convenience. The world has concocted a gospel in which there is no God and therefore no heaven or hell. There is no afterlife, with nothing and no one to answer to. Where does Jesus figure into this gospel of convenience? He is very much a part of it -- but it is another Jesus altogether! This "different Jesus" is presented as the essence of human love, a very tolerant person indeed. He embraces all religions, accommodates same-sex marriage, and declares that there is no such thing as good or evil. There are no sinners to this Jesus -- and so there is no mention of sin, not even deviant behavior. His message is that you do not need to change because there is nothing wrong with you. There simply is no judgment or wrath in him. Paul called this "another gospel" (Galatians 1:6). And he warned that those who preach it would "pervert the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:7). As you might imagine, it is a seductive gospel, appealing to many. And multitudes, especially young people, are caught up in it. This explains why growing numbers of Christian youth accept immoral behavior and same-sex marriage. Even many evangelical churches are adopting this seductive gospel. It is all happening just as Paul warned: "God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians 2:11). (© World Challenge, 2017. Used by permission.) New Gospel Music CD Albums When Bro. June is not preparing for and preaching 10 times a week, studying his Bible as he reads through it every year, repairing generators, lawn mowers, automobiles, weed eaters, tractors, etc., sorting and preparing various types of scrap metal to be sold at a premium, paying bills, helping Danny Powell, our general contractor, oversee the construction of the women’s dorm in Nacogdoches, and overseeing mission operations in three counties, he has been recording two Gospel music albums. One, he wrote all the songs on and the other contains dearly-loved Gospel music made famous by various well-known Christian singers. The latter should be available by the end of this month and the former, sometime in August. Also, don’t forget that Bro. June’s weekly sermons are available on YouTube. Just search for GODTEL Sermons and you will find almost two-years’ worth. Since the series began near the end of October 2015, the quality of the recording has greatly improved as we have added better cameras and lighting. If you check it out and have any suggestions, let us know. Nancy Gentry
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