Q. I have a question regarding the difference between the “regular gospel” that states that if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Son of God, died for our sins and rose again, you will be saved, and something called “another gospel”. My brother who is of the Pentecostal persuasion, keeps talking to me of another gospel that is being taught by (a well known evangelist). I don’t have a clue as to what he is talking about. Please help me understand this.
A. The phrase “another gospel,” sometimes called “a different gospel,” comes from Galatians 1:8 where Paul wrote:
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!”
Some Christians use this phrase to describe the message of someone they believe to be a false teacher, as in “He’s preaching another Gospel”. It sounds like that’s what your brother is doing. As for a definition, the phrase “another Gospel” essentially means anything that adds to, subtracts from, contradicts, or denies the gospel contained in the Bible. Paul summarized the gospel this way.
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
He said this is the gospel by which we are saved and upon which we have taken our stand. Otherwise we have believed in vain.