Gospel Distortion

Last Sunday, I went to The Brook church.  The pastor, Brian Mayfeild, is preaching a series on the book of Galatians.  The first chapter of Galatians is a warning to believers.  Paul tells the church to avoid those that preach Gospel distortion.

The main points of the sermon were:

  • Distortion of the truth leads to perversion.  Ultimately, perversion leads to death.
  • In the Gospel, we find forgiveness and freedom.
  • To reject the salvation Christ offers is to reject Christ.

I enjoyed the sermon, but I have a question.

There are so many denominations and cults that use the Bible, how can you be sure you are not being deceived?  How do you know if you are being taught a distortion?  These groups can look at the exact same scripture and come up with completely different interpretations.  It all seems so confusing.