For the other parts of this series, see the end of this post.
10. The Gospel – False Gospels
The gospel of the death, burial, and resurrection is the one true gospel. That is the only gospel that is to be preached. God came down in love in the person of Jesus Christ so that all who believe might be set free from the bondage of sin. That’s it. Period. Done.
Obviously, though, we know that there are many false gospels that are being preached in many churches today. One that I feel passionate about is the health, wealth, and prosperity “gospel.” This presentation has the following phrases attached to it: “You can have what you say,” “The reason you haven’t been healed is that you don’t have enough faith,” “We can write our own ticket with God if we decide what we want, believe that it’s ours, and confess it,” “He wants you rich and healthy,” “What is the desire of your heart? Name it and claim it by faith, and it is yours!” These phrases are examples of the “spoken word theology” or rhematology. Continue reading