So we brought home a couple of pails of rat poison and Keith crawled under the house and laid the small green blocks out on the bases of the pillars. The next week, every block was gone. He laid out more and the next week they were gone again. Another trip to town and two more pails. It took two months and $200 worth of poison for him to finally crawl under and find most of the poison still sitting there. We had finally gotten them all.
So why am I on about rat poison today? Rat poison is 99% or more inactive ingredients. In other words, the poison runs around half a percent of the product while the rest is good food for the rodents. That's why they eat it. It often has flavoring like peanut butter in it. Again, that's why they eat it. If it didn't look good, smell good, and taste good, it would not work!
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ (2Cor 11:3).
False teaching looks good. Much of it sounds right. It's exciting and entertaining and just plain fun sometimes. How could it possibly be wrong? The same way rat poison can kill you. The gospel is plain and simple and that's not enough for some people—they want more. It has always been this way. Look further on in that same passage above.
For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you accept it well enough (2Cor 11:4). They had the same problem then that so many today have. Please don't fall for it. If you do, that wonderful, exciting new (and different) teaching will kill your soul as easily as all that rat poison took care of my rodent problem.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed (Gal 1:6-8).