The deviant churches of this world are preaching a gospel that is without commitment to Jesus Christ. As soon as you tell people that they must follow and obey Jesus Christ they are quick to tell you that you are preaching a works gospel. But Jesus Christ requires commitment and obedience.
I read the words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 11: 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” We have to take the yoke of Jesus Christ upon us in order to learn from Him. If we do not submit ourselves to His discipline, and if we do not obey His words, we will not learn from Him and we will not find rest for our souls.
Jesus also said to his disciples, I read from John 15:14 “You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave it does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” These disciples had been following Him and living according to His words, and therefore He taught them everything that the Father told Him, He taught them. We only learn from Jesus Christ if we submit ourselves to His yoke; if we obey Him.
Jesus also said, and I read from Luke chapter 9:23 “And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me, for whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and the glory of the Father and of the Holy angels.” The gospel of Jesus Christ requires commitment and obedience to the discipline of Jesus Christ, obedience to His words; taking up His yoke, picking up your cross every day and following Him, living according to His words and being led by the Holy Spirit, submitting ourselves to the guidance and the discipline of the Holy Spirit; then we become His friends, we are no longer slaves but we are His friends because He teaches us and we become part of the kingdom, we become a of the kingdom of God. If you do not commit yourself and submit yourself to Jesus Christ, if you do not obey His words and do as He commanded, if you refuse to repent of your own ways, and of sin, if you repent to live according to His Commandments, to be baptized in water if you refuse to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, then you cannot be His disciple and you will not have salvation.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of commitment, of submitting yourself to Jesus Christ and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, or else you cannot follow Him, you cannot be pleasing to Him and you will not enter His kingdom. Have you taken on the yoke of Jesus? Are you living according to His words? Have you repented, been baptized in water, and are you following Jesus Christ every day? If you do not follow Him you will not find the entry to the kingdom of heaven, you will perish. The gospel that is being preached in most churches today is a deviant gospel, it is a gospel that does not submit itself to Jesus Christ. It is a gospel that cannot save. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ, follow and obey Him until the very end and you will have the hope of eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.