In today’s secular culture, people are encouraged to think for themselves, never apologize for anything, and be tolerable of everything. Because of this, believers now more than ever must be diligent to use discernment with what they hear—even from the pulpit. It’s certainly easier, and more culturally acceptable, to accept what is taught rather than question and risk offense.
However, this practice of discernment has been around since the beginning of the church itself. In Acts 17:11-12, Luke writes “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Many of them therefore believed…”
There are many distortions of the Gospel that are rampant in churches across America today. Without filtering man’s words through the Word of God, we are in imminent danger of believing lies, leading our families astray, and missing the truth of the Gospel.
These five distortions of the Gospel are ones to beware.