God has not changed, nor has His Word. But teaching of Scripture has changed and, as a result, the exciting Church of the first century is all but impossible to find today in the United Stated or highly industrialized countries of Europe.
A form of godliness has emerged which denies power to radically save the vilest sinner, raise the dead, restore sight to the blind, heal the sick or expel demons in the name of Jesus. Yet all such things are taking place elsewhere in the world and there is no mystery as to the reason for the difference.
The challenge is to again begin teaching what God calls elementary teachings of Christ as outlined in Hebrews 6:1,2. The gospel being preached in many places has been misleading for decades. We’re asked to examine ourselves by Paul, and the reader is encouraged to do so after reading this book: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith: test yourselves” (2 Corinthians 13:5).