'I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist' 2 John 1.7 NIV.
The living Christ has come to us in our flesh by the Spirit. This is the core and the engine of the Kingdom of God: Christ multiplied in all who believe but not in those who believe a lie.
Beware substitutes and false Messiahs posing as life.
Unless Christ in us is our reality, we will always be looking for some addition to Christ, some icon to which we attribute sanctifying power. Some artifice that we persuade ourselves and have as a gift to others - that would impart to them extra life, if they would only see. But there is one Christ, one grace and one life that us more than sufficient. Such additions must be defined as false - as in false christs, because this is what they are.
FORMS OF GODLINESS The manufacture of false godliness through persuading Believers to attach themselves to what God has left behind at the cross. The anti-christ spirit seldom attacks Christ head on. This would dismay the Believers. The father of lies is more subtle. He plants tares that emasculate the real Christ by substituting a lesser christ with a lesser gospel - like a law plus Jesus mixture. Which is why Paul wrote,
'I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel- which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ' Gal 1.6,7
Why immerse yourself in an inferior gospel when Christ Himself is our life, our gospel and all that we could ever want to be. Christ our life short-circuits religion and every kind of respected humbug that exists.
ILLUSIONS: Denominations and ministries have been made out of 'no gospel at all.' Cunningly devised fables multiply themselves like viruses of unlife, substituting real life with pseudo-life and rendering our spirit and life dormant. These aberrations surface as 'other gospels' and negations of the cross, the incarnation and our already achieved union with God. False gospels are the product of false facts. A kind of GM doctrine that looks the same but has the capacity to modify you - and not in a good way.
THE WAY is Jesus in you and with you.