Almost all American churches either preach or have a tolerance for the False Gospel that says that something other than “believe in Jesus” is necessary for a person to be saved. Everything from the Roman Catholic Church saying that human good works are part of justification (combining justification and sanctification), to Lordship Salvation churches teaching that a lifetime of discipleship good works is necessary or one isn’t really saved, to churches requiring you to “repent of your sins” of your sins to be saved, or “make a commitment to Christ” to be saved, as Billy Graham and Franklin Graham do. Verifiably, none of these extra requirements are in the Bible. John 6:47 is simple: “Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me HAS everlasting life.” –Jesus Acts 16:30,31 “…what must I do to be saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Believing in Jesus -and- your good works is a non-saving False Gospel. Jesus warned against False Teachers–wolves in sheep’s clothing. (Matthew 7:15) Paul damns to hell -twice- anyone who preaches a False Gospel in Galatians 1:6-9.
Today it is very important to not only preach the Gospel, but to distinguish it from False Gospels, and explain why these other Gospels will not save you. –Curtis Smale