Distortions and Denials of the Gospel’s Promises
Here anything can be a denial of the gospel if you put anything as the treasure that Christ died to bring you above God himself. Christ died to give you Christ, ultimately.
Not ultimately prosperity, health, wealth, self-esteem, family, successful church, reunion with deceased loved ones, lawful behavior, forgiveness of sins, removal of wrath, removal of guilt, escape from hell or anything else.
He died so that you might see and be everlastingly and increasingly satisfied in all that God is for us in Christ.
This is where we must take people. Anything short of this goal is falling short of the gospel, and the reason Christ died and rose again
“How I Distinguish Between the Gospel and False Gospels” by John Piper @ 2008 Resurgence Conference
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Joh 17:3
God is to be magnified by the offensive and “foolishness” nature of true Gospel of Jesus Christ. God is to be desired above ALL, Christ is to be desired above ALL. God chose the “foolish” Gospel of a despised and suffering Christ, His only begotten Son. God by sovereign grace draw and call sinners, men and women, to come to Christ by lifting the blindness and allowing sinners to see the glorious beauty of the Cross of Christ. God’s agape love, shown through His marvelous and amazing grace, brings ALL glory to HIM alone.
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” 1Cor 1:18, 20.
The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to be preached for the conversion of sinful souls of men and women to repent and turn to Jesus Christ for their only hope for eternity to be with their Creator, we must be careful not to be found perverting it or to be found approving of anyone who does pervert it !