There are three deceptions the enemy, the world, and religion uses in the lives of people concerning the Gospel message.
The FIRST DECEPTION is having a Gospel that displays a form of godliness yet denies its power and life. The only victory is in the sky, by-in-by, when I fly away one day. This robs people of the hope and joy of all that God the Father has in store for us on this side of eternity.
The SECOND DECEPTION is having a Gospel which is a misleading gospel or an inadequate truth, therefore, it cannot set people free. It only satisfies the need to be religious.
This gospel only talks about having our sins forgiven but does not reveal the fact that God has defeated our old sin nature and given us a new nature and an incorruptible seed. We have the nature of Christ within us.
The THIRD DECEPTION is having a Gospel that brings a counterfeit salvation, which is "a costless way." It is a gospel message lacking self-denial and is a message filled with self-satisfaction. Freedom abused is bondage.
To be truly saved is free and an act of faith and grace. However, to walk daily with the Father costs us our lives. We are to die daily. It is not a costless salvation.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..