A Different Jesus By Gracebound

"But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough."

(2 Corinthians 11:3-4)

The apostle Paul was very concerned that the early church would stray away from his teachings and follow a different gospel that would lead them back into bondage. He wrote to the Galatians saying, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)

Jesus came to set us free from the bondage of sin by forgiving us through the cross. Yet many Christians today find themselves enslaved again to sin. How is this possible? What is this yoke of slavery that Paul speaks of?

Acts 15:10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?

Jesus warned the church in the book of Matthew saying, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves." The apostles of the early church warned us that there would be wolves in sheep's clothing that would come to deceive the people of God.

Jeremiah 50:6 “My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.

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