The Jesus That Failed

Not everyone believes in the same gospel. Paul said there were some who taught a “different gospel, which is not another,” it was a perverted gospel (Galatians 1:6-7). The same is true about Jesus. Not everyone believes in the same Jesus. Paul wrote the Corinthians about those who came to them and preached “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4). There are many people in our time who believe in another Jesus — a Jesus that failed.

Most all denominations teach that Jesus came to earth to establish His kingdom. However, when the Jews unexpectedly rejected Him, God decided to begin a church until a time when Jesus would return and establish His kingdom on earth. This is a part of the doctrine of premillennialism. Essentially, it says that Jesus failed.

he truth is, Jesus did establish His kingdom, which is the church (Matthew 16:19). The kingdom and church have the same head, Christ (Acts 17:7; Ephesians 1:22-23). They have the same redemption, the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1:7; 2:16; Colossians 1:13-14). They have the same destiny, heaven (Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:24).

When God prophesied a kingdom to come, He fulfilled it (Isaiah 2:2-4; Acts 2). When Jesus said men of His time would see the kingdom come, He told the truth (Mark 9:1; Colossians 1:13).

Sadly, many of our friends have been taught to believe in the Jesus that failed. We need to be diligent in teaching them about the Jesus who succeeded.

Kyle Campbell