This has always been the plan of the enemy ever since the apostles, the founders and pioneers of the church, and for the gospel and that same church that the Lord Jesus Christ sacrified His life for upon dying on a cross and for the redemption of the souls of those who love Him; of which church, He, Jesus is the Only Head, Lord and Savior.
And that was the great commission that we have and is written in the New Testament, in the last chapter of Book of Matthew, chapter 28, Jesus said to His disciples before He was taken up to Heaven:”
Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 CSB
Now in the Book of Acts chapter 2, we see the great move and power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all the apostles and the believers whom in Antioch for the first time and never in history have never been known and called otherwise as Christians.
Jesus’ disciples preached with power and authority from place to place making disciples and spreading the word of God across Jerusalem, in Samaria and Judea as far as it takes the Good News to travel to the far end of the world.
So the message was delivered and preached to the gentiles and those in chains have been set free. However, something strange happened, and evil deed was found, a corrupt seed was the brothers as the church was growing and those who believed and were saved, were added to the number of the believers.
We could see into the disciples’ dilligence and the good fight they had fought in order to keep the word of the Lord safe and the Church of Jesus Christ from drifting away from the truth.
The first evil attempt was from two (2) individuals whom the Bible identified by name some pretending believers, Annanias and Saphira who according to the Book of Acts, chapter 5, lied to the Holy Spirit the Peter, apostle of the Lord Jesus and suddenly were stricken dead, God judged wickedness in them.
It did not stop there, somehow long after that only if we knew how long enough till sin again found its way in to the church. And the enemy’s devise and purpose has been to nullify the work of the Lord Christ Jesus which is the message of the crucifixion and ressurection and the effort and testimony of the apostles and the believers’ faith in Jesus, the Messiah.
If only we could pay attention, take a minute and look around us, look at the church’s condition. Anyone that fears God will ask how come we’ve got here? Or someone’else would probably say, “How this “A Lost Gospel” when have we ever lost the gospel?
The Lord Jesus Himself warned us in Matthew 7, and He said,”
“Be on your guard against false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.
Matthew 7:15-20 CSB
This time will come and has come for certain when the true gospel will be hidden since well over the years the church has fallen into a deep sleep where lies and all kind of iniquities and immorality have been found and seen in the church. The Lord Jesus warned about those days and ever since it’s all about spiritual darkness when wickedness fills in the void.