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Of Crowns and Thorns: The Jesus Disguise / 2 Corinthians 11:1-15
April 17, 2016 Pastor Mark Bergin
The Painted Door Church - Chicago

Of Crowns and Thorns: The Jesus Disguise / 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

April 17, 2016

Pastor Mark Bergin

The only false gospels worth worrying about are the ones that sound good, feel right, and taste delicious. The Apostle Paul warned the Christians in Corinth to be on guard against those who disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, yet preach a different Jesus in a different spirit. He compared these false apostles to Satan, who disguises himself as an angel of light and deceives people into seeking life apart from God. The point: false gospels don't come with warning labels. In fact, they come glowing with warmth and light. By contrast, the true spiritual food of Christ often lacks in apparent luster by comparison. A steady diet of the true apostolic gospel will not often exhilarate those who eat it. It enters the body like daily bread and table wine. No fanfare. No celebration. Just honest food unto life.

The only false gospels worth worrying about are the ones that sound good, feel right, and taste delicious. The Apostle Paul warned the Christians in Corinth to be on guard against those who disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, yet preach a different Jesus in a different spirit. He compared these false apostles to Satan, who disguises himself as an angel of light and deceives people into seeking life apart from God. The point: false gospels don't come with warning labels. In fact, they come glowing with warmth and light. By contrast, the true spiritual food of Christ often lacks in apparent luster by comparison. A steady diet of the true apostolic gospel will not often exhilarate those who eat it. It enters the body like daily bread and table wine. No fanfare. No celebration. Just honest food unto life.

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