I lay beside you a difficult question. Listen to my words, check your heart, and speak the truth in response. What if an angel came down, glowing with a bright light, exuding power, and might, and you knew for certain this was a heavenly being, what would you do? Would you tremble in fear and awe? What if this angel spoke to you?
What if this angel said to you, “the gospel found in the New Testament is wrong, you are not saved by grace, but rather through your works. God will only justify you if you please him through your works”, would you believe him? What if this angel claimed to be from God, and worked wonders with power, would you then be convinced that he is telling you the truth? Honestly think about this and search your heart and answer faithfully, would you listen to this heavenly being? If you would listen and believe this being, would you listen to and believe a man who told you this?
What if a man came to you and said, “I have seen God in a vision, and He said to me, ‘you have the gospel all wrong, people cannot trust in Christ alone, they must also bring their own righteousness to me. You must not listen to the Bible for many people have it wrong there, listen to me, I tell you the truth, I am God.'”. Would you believe him?
What would you believe: an angel, a man, your own vision, your own dream, a still small voice?
Galatians 1:8-9 “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!”.
Who would you believe Paul an Apostle, or an angel? What do you base your truth on?