I pray that the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ will strengthen your heart in these last days as we eagerly await His return with joy in our hearts!
I want to encourage you to believe the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible.
There is great deception, but there is also great truth by which we can, through the Holy Spirit, expose false doctrines and reject them and continue to practice the faith once delivered to the saints – Jude 1.
There are those who claim to be apostles, but the emphasis of their ministry is non-apostolic.
If we read through the New Testament, the emphasis of an apostle is “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” – 1 Corinthians 2:2.
If we read through the book of Acts, the Holy Spirit has written to us that the apostles preached the Gospel everywhere they went and risked their lives for this purpose.
The apostles didn’t just use the term “Gospel” they actually preached the Gospel.
Today, there are men and women who claim to be apostles, who claim to have apostolic authority, and who claim to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. However, they do not preach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Please, dear friend, I do not write these words out of spite but out of deep concern for you and your walk with the Lord Jesus.
May you and I base our faith on what the Holy Spirit has already written in His Word – the Bible.
May we follow the true apostles of the New Testament who have written down for us what are the major doctrines and practices we are to believe and obey for all time – until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
Any person who claims to be an apostle but does not preach the biblical Gospel of Christ everywhere he or she goes is no apostle. It’s that simple.
The Holy Spirit wrote the book of Acts for a purpose; contained in the these mighty words of the Holy Spirit, are apostolic caricatures – what the first apostles taught, believed, and obeyed. There is no apostle in the book of Acts that failed to preach the Gospel of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every city and town they visited.
A modern day apostle that does not preach the Gospel of the first apostles is no apostle.
It’s that simple.
If you happen to listen to a message from a modern day apostle, then please consider carefully what you hear:
- Is Jesus Christ declared to be God and Savior?
- Is Jesus Christ declared to have died on the cross for our sins?
- Is Jesus Christ proclaimed to have risen from the dead on the third day?
- Is Jesus Christ taught to be the only way to heaven?
If the preaching of the Gospel is not the primary emphasis of the apostles that we hear, then we need to reject these people, their doctrine, their churches, their organizations, their literature, etc.
It’s very simple. If a man or woman who claims to be an apostle does not actually preach the biblical Gospel everywhere they go, then they are no apostle.
God bless you.