But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:8 NKJV)
As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:9 NKJV)
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ (Galatians 1:6 – 1:7 NKJV)
There is a curse on people who preach other gospels different from the one that Jesus and the Apostles preached. The gospel that Jesus and the Apostles preached is our benchmark, yardstick, standard, guide, model, pattern, point of reference and measuring rod. We must compare our doctrines and teachings with the teachings of Jesus and the apostles to ensure there are no deviations and variations. The Berean Christians did it.
Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true. Acts 17:11
We have the Scriptures and a gospel that we must never overlook or contradict. Even if an angel comes from the sky or a spirit puts on clothes that look like Jesus’s clothes and claims to be Jesus then contradicts the Bible we must not accept it. We must test the spirits with the word of God. John said that any spirit that says Jesus did not come in flesh is an anti Christ Spirit. Bible contradictory and conflicting teachings are anti word of God because the word of God glorifies Jesus. False teachings glorify the flesh. They are the imaginations and works of the flesh.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 24:24
Jesus also warned us that false Christ’s will appear. False Christ’s and false Apostles will appear because they were prophesied by the Scriptures but they are under a curse. Teachers must ensure that they follow the holy benchmark or standard. If they deviate and start preaching false doctrines, they become false apostles and invoke curses on themselves. The worst curse of it all is hell and the second death.
Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ Matthew 7: 21-23
May God protect us all from false Christ’s, false apostles and false gospels.