Most of today’s churches are preaching a wrong doctrine called “love gospel”. Love gospel is not easy to identify and Satan uses this false doctrine to make the churches sleep in a false comfort. Hence, it is important to understand what is this “love gospel” and keep watch for ourselves.
Symptoms of “love gospel”
People who are in this false doctrine usually believe or say the following.
While these are some of the biggest lies told in modern churches today, “love gospel” is about preaching “God’s love” with no mention of God wrath, preaching a diluted gospel that does not offend a sinner.
If any sermon about God’s love can be comfortably preached in gay churches or a gay audience, then those are “love gospel” sermons. Repentance, sanctification and holiness which are the most important message will be completely missing.
What is God’s love?
As I already explained in an earlier blog, God’s love is saving man from God’s wrath. If God’s wrath is not mentioned, what’s the point of even mentioning God’s love?
The most saddest part is, Christians and even pastors don’t understand what God’s love is. The reason for this is, they don’t stand firm on the Truth. They don’t even know the Scriptures properly.
God is love and love never fails (1 John 4:8; 1 Cor 13:8). Does that mean God never fails the devil? It is indeed sad that even Christians take verses out of context and justify their sinful actions. If God is love and love always trusts (1 Cor 13:7), does God trusts unbelievers? No, The loving God doesn’t even trust His own servants (Job 4:18). Do you trust the words of devil coming from an unbeliever because you are told to love him/her? Jesus said get behind me Satan to His own disciple and did not trust his words (Matt 16:23). Similarly for all other attributes of love mentioned in 1 Cor 13.
Love in 1 Cor 13 is true within believers but if we go to Christ and does not hate others even our own life, we cannot be His disciple (Luke 14:26). Our love towards God and His Word supersedes all other love and even hates others for the sake of Him and His Word. Many churches today are diluting His Word for the sake of loving others, thinking they are reflecting God’s love. Preaching God’s love is fine but without His wrath mentioned, it is incomplete. Both God’s love and His Wrath must always be in balance.
Diluting God’s Message
Church is the group of believers joined with one body of Christ with Christ as the head. But today’s churches have more unbelievers and name-Christians and it is hard to find a true-believer. Because of this reason, the message preached in the church is also diluted and church had become a club of unbelievers seeking a message that doesn’t offend them because of their sins, and the message required for spiritual growth for a true believer like sanctification, holiness and judgment is completely removed.
The only message that is left in these kind of churches where God’s Word and His true message is compromised has “love”, and this message of love is not God’s love given in the Bible. By allowing such unbelievers into the congregation, the true believers getting stuck in a whirlwind with no spiritual growth but rather, have fellowship with unbelievers which the Bible strictly warns not to, and become like one of them. This is exactly warned by Jude and Peter which is happening right now.
(Jude 1:4) For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2Pet 2:1-3) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, [and] bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
Therefore, I warn true believers to stand on the Truth always, keep watch always of the false doctrine of deceptive “love gospel”.