Add this to the list of reasons I hate the ‘easy grace’ and ‘preTrib Rapture doctrines’: because of them, people become offended at the truth.

‘For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. . . So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. ‘ (Luke 14:28-30, 33)

This false gospel does not tell people what’s really required to be a Christian. It doesn’t prepare them for persecution . . . or to die for their faith. It’s not just a matter of being mocked if you turn away from the Lord . . .

‘For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. ‘ (2 Peter 2:20-21)

If they turn away from the truth, where will they go?

‘From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.’ (John 6:66-69)

And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.’ (2 Timothy 4:4)

‘ . . . them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.’ (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

This is why it is said:

‘But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.’ (Galatians 1:8-9)

Paul couldn’t have condemned it any more strongly. As the Jewish tradition was, he stated it twice to convey how adamant he was.  If you are preaching a false gospel, or false doctrine–STOP!!

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