The Problem of a False Gospel
Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 11:1–11:6
One of the great tactics of the enemy of our souls is to counterfeit the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with a false gospel. Often, this false gospel will have just enough of the elements of the real gospel so that it deceives even true believers. But just because a false gospel is close to the true gospel does not make it any less dangerous it is even more dangerous. Paul was well aware of this fact because he faced it in many of the churches he planted. False teachers would come after Paul and deceive the congregation with slick words and grand promises. However, what they truly brought was teaching that would lead to conflict, disunity, and death. That is why Paul was straightforward with the Corinthians, even using sarcasm to remind them of what they had been taught and to see “The Problem of a False Gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:1-6).
I. False Gospel is Unloving
II. False Gospel is Deceptive
III. False Gospel is Not True