Beloved, what number of errors have occurred when doctrine usurps the one true gospel, when God no longer gives grace for the gospel to be preached. I will use one example in the writings of the apostolos, Paul’s first letter to the assembly of Corinth. This letter was written to them who needed God’s mercy to remember the one true gospel that had been preached to them at the first. It is God’ s mercy because they had no longer grace with them that the gospel would be preached among them. They were divided and filled with argument and debates on who was following who. One would argue I am following Cephas, and another Paul, and another Apollos. And Paul asked which one of these died for you? And the answer is only obvious in the true grace of God: Yeshua of Nazareth, the Mashiach of God. It was the assembly at Corinth who when they gathered together to partake of the Lord’s supper, could not see the need of others, and consumed all their drink and food on themselves and deprived those who had need. Deprived the needy in the flesh, let alone the cold water of the word of God, until those who had an abundance were drunk in their gathering together in the name of the Lord. Paul does not even rebuke them for their drunkeness, but he rebukes them for their partiality. And it became worse yet. “It is reported commonly that there is fornication among the assembly, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.” A son should have a sexual relationship with his own father’s wife. “And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed, might be taken away from among you.” This is what happens when doctrine usurps the one true gospel. First there is God who permits not the gospel to be preached, and then there is all manner of false doctrine and then unrighteousness. How presumptuous we are to think God must give us grace to preach the one true gospel. Holding the truth in unrighteousness will lead to a reprobate mind, a false prophet and those who follow them. (Romans 1:18ff)
When men seek after God according to the flesh, or by doctrine, rather than the spirit and the gospel, they fall into all manner of false doctrine (in bold), such as:
God does not love all men. To all who call themselves Calvinist make this your main point of doctrine, so the sheep will see what you are about. This false doctrine is in direct contradiction to the very words of Yeshua, “God so loves the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth will not perish but have life everlasting.” Yohan the apostolos says “God is love”. But they are unable to see it.
God loves only a few, and hates the rest of man. The sheep do not know how many believe this false doctrine.
Man has a free will. Man is a slave to sin or a slave to unrighteousness.
Peter was the first pope. Matthew 16 clearly states it is God making choice by His grace and revealing the Mashiach to man that the assembly of God will be built upon, the revealing of the Son by the Father, and not any other man. There is one mediator between God and man, the man, the Mashiach, Yeshua.
Those who call themselves Christians who think abortion is not a sin. This is false doctrine, and widespread. The false prophets will not put this off from among them. They will not call out those who promote the killing of child in the womb.
Prosperity gospel and Law. That somehow God needs anything from us, and we can provoke God by any means to give to us.
Christian principles and laws. Baptism, tithing, church attendance, etc. If a Law could have been given to produce righteousness one would have surely been given and Yeshua ha Mashiach would not have died on a cross. If you must have Laws, here are two: “thou shalt not covet (lust, desire)” and “cursed is the man that hangeth on a tree.” And all the Law is fullfilled in these two, “Love the Lord thy God with the whole heart and the thy whole soul and thy whole heart” and “Love thy neighbor as thyself, without a grudge.”