There is a concept that pops up every now and again that the “Gospel” somehow overrides or is a more reliable revelation than the Bible. That the introduction of Grace somehow makes the rest of the Bible merely interesting reading. That the Gospel allows for us to go about and do whatever feels good and go about our business without any thought of consequences.
Unfortunately, this is a serious misrepresentation that leads many folks astray and away from all the awesome things God has laid out for us.
The truth is, the Gospel isn’t one or two verses taken out of context, nor is it one or four books taken by themselves. The truth is, the Gospel is revealed through an understanding of the entirety of God’s Word. The Old Testament points to and describes Messiah, the New Testament fulfills prophecies about and reveals Messiah.
The Gospel is not about being free to feed your selfish feelings, the Gospel is about being freed from your selfish flesh and being led by the Spirit. (Gal 5:16)
Feeding selfish desires only brings temporary and fleeting pacification that lasts only for the moment. Walking in the Spirit leads to ongoing peace and joy that are independent of circumstances and sources of strength not that are not only for the here and now, but have benefits that last into eternity.
Instead of serving your flesh and emotions, your body and emotions become your servants.
The Bible gives us the foundation for understanding the good news of salvation and prosperity. The entirety of God’s Word is there for us to maintain balance and to use as a standard by which we can test the plethora of messages that are out there.
2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires.