There is a false and demonic teaching out there which teaches that the Jewish apostle Paul preached a completely different “gospel” than the other apostles, and even Jesus Christ himself. In this false teaching they basically declare that the four gospels were meant only for the Jewish people to whom Jesus preached, but the apostle Paul preached the “Gospel of Grace” a gospel unique to him, and a “mystery” which was revealed to him alone. I believe that this false, and demonic teaching is clearly one of the “doctrines of devils” that Paul himself warned us about.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)
Paul Preached The Gospel Which He Formerly Opposed!
One of the clearest passages of scripture which clearly refutes the cultish, and demonic teaching of certain “dispensational” teachers is found in the passage below. In this passage the Jewish apostle Paul talks about the true believers, who were excited because he was now preaching the very SAME gospel of Jesus Christ which he had formerly destroyed!
Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And they glorified God in me. (Galatians 1:20-24)
The Jewish apostle Paul did not come along with his own “mystery” gospel as some would call it, or some special “revelation” that the other apostles did not receive. No, the scriptures tell us that Paul was preaching the EXACT same gospel which he had previously destroyed! You can show scripture passages like this to those who believe them, and yet they will still hold fast to their false and demonic teachings like stubborn donkeys. They will talk about the grace of God, sometimes in a robotic fashion, because they simply refuse to let go of their lies, or admit that they have been deceived! That is what makes them so dangerous. People will follow the teachings of men, and order their tapes and video recordings, year after year, totally unaware that they have let the devil inside their homes. They are allowing their whole households to be taken over by doctrines of devils, even as the apostle Paul said would happen!
Paul Preached Grace and The Kingdom Of God Also
Here is a passage of scripture from the book of Acts that clearly shows us that the the Jewish apostle Paul preached the “Gospel of the Kingdom” and the “Gospel of Grace” which are one and the same. Here is an actual quote from Paul:
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. (Acts 20:24-25)
That one verse is enough to show us that Paul had been preaching the Kingdom of God, and Grace just like the other disciples and Jesus Christ himself. If you have been swallowed up with that false teaching get out of it as quick as you can, because many have been ensnared with it for many years and they will try to “hook” you in also. Here are some more verses from the book of Acts that show us that Paul preached the Kingdom of God. Here is a verse of scripture that shows us that Paul preached the Kingdom of God from morning to night!
And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. (Acts 28:23)
Here is a passage of scripture, which ends the book of Acts which shows us that Paul preached the Kingdom of God for two whole years out of his rented house:
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. (Acts 28:30-31)
This false and demonic teaching goes so far as to say that the words of Jesus Christ do not apply to us today in this “age of Grace”! But here is another actual quote from Paul regarding that:
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, (1 Timothy 6:3-4)
Can you imagine the absolute audacity of these FALSE teachers to declare that the words of Jesus are not for us today? In one breath they will tell you that they LOVE Jesus, and in the next breath they will tell you that his words are not for us! Can you imagine telling a “friend” that you really love them, BUT that you do not believe their words? It would be almost hysterical, if it were not so sad. This is what Jesus Christ said concerning his words, and those who are ashamed of them:
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. (Luke 9:26)
Not only that, BUT the Lord Jesus Christ told his followers that HIS words would NEVER pass way! keep in mind that Jesus is the eternal Son of God whom every man and woman will stand before one day!
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
Not only that, BUT the Lord Jesus Christ told his followers that HIS words would be the very thing that JUDGED them on the last day!
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (John 12:47-48)
The Lord declared that he would be ASHAMED of those people (false Christians) who are ashamed of HIM and HIS WORDS! You cannot separate Jesus Christ from the words which he spoke. Now those people who have been ensnared with the false teachings of this “bogus grace message” do not believe that the passage applies to them, BUT they will believe it (too late) at the coming of the Lord! It is very clear that they are believing and preaching a “different Jesus” a “different spirit” and a “different gospel” and it is out of their own imagination and creation! The Jewish apostle Paul warned us about people like that, and we need to steer clear of them!
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. (2 Corinthians 11:4)
Paul Preached Repentance Just Like The Others
Another facet of this false and demonic teaching is that we are not to mention the word repentance because that was also only for the time when Jesus and the other disciples preached to the Jewish people. Here is a quote from the apostle Paul which shows us that Paul preached the same message of repentance to both the Jews and the Gentiles, because there is only ONE gospel. Not only that but Paul preached this message publicly and he went from house to house with that message:
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:20-21)
Here is another quote from Paul when he testified before a King, and it shows us that Paul preached repentance to both Jew and Gentile, and the Jews wanted to kill him when he got converted!
Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. (Acts 26:19-21)
Paul lets us know that we are nothing but a bunch of ungodly wretches, and that it is the “goodness of God” which will lead us to repentance. Dear reader I must tell you that each and every one of us (myself included) deserve nothing but the lowest part of HELL! When a person has been truly regenerated by the Holy Spirit of God, then they will have a concern for the lost souls which surround them. They will know INWARDLY that those without faith in Jesus Christ are LOST and HELL-BOUND, and it is the LOVE of God within us that will seek to warn them. It is the TRUTH of God’s Word that is the “sword of the spirit” (Ephesians 6:17) that the Lord will use to bring them out. Our “being nice to the lost” is good, BUT it is not enough to show them that their soul is in danger. They will simply die in their sins (John 8:24) and wonder why that “nice person” never told them the truth! The Lord Jesus Christ told us to preach the gospel to ALL people, and it was either SALVATION or DAMNATION. (Mark 16:15-16) The Jewish apostle Paul also told us to “Preach the Word” in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:1-5) The Devil absolutely despises the word of God being preached because it is the supernatural word which gets inside the human heart to bring them out from under his snare!
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? (Romans 2:3-4)
Here is Paul preaching repentance once again, and he makes it clear that it has EVERYTHING to do with SALVATION! Do you realize that you are hell-bound until you get SAVED?
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Here is another quote from the Jewish apostle Paul where he talks about repentance and the acknowledging of the truth, and coming out of the “snare of the devil”
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
Paul Did Not Want To End Up A Castaway
The apostle Paul was also concerned about finishing the race and obtaining the prize. Here is another actual quote from Paul, where he shows his concern for his very OWN soul. He was concerned about the possibility of his becoming a CASTAWAY. The Greek word used to translate that word CASTAWAY is the word ADOKIMOS, which is also used to translate the word REPROBATE! Here is the definition of that word ADOKIMOS from Strongs Concordance:
ADOKIMOS: unapproved, i.e. rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally):–castaway, rejected, reprobate.
If Paul, that mighty man of God, and awesome preacher of the Gospel was concerned about becoming unapproved, and worthless, then how much more should we also be concerned? This is a timely passage of scripture considering that the Olympic Games are currently taking place right now! Let us encourage one another as we run this Christian race, and fight this good fight of faith!
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)