The true faith is the gospel of the Great Mystery that was given to Paul. In Romans 16:25-26, we read about the obedience of faith which comes after living and walking in the truths of the Great Mystery that was given to the Apostle Paul for this Church Age – the true faith.
In 1 Timothy 4:1, Paul wrote to Timothy saying “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” The word depart here is aphistemi in the Greek and it means to stand away from. The church today stands away from the faith that was revealed to the Apostle Paul.
The Great Mystery is the Lord’s declared household administration of the Church (Eph 3:2-4, 9, Col 1:25-27 and 1 Cor 9:17) and it is one of the qualifications to be a minister in the Church (1 Timothy 3:9).
For the most part the Great Mystery is not taught in our churches today. It is not known, and I must say that I’m not even sure if the churches will regain it before our Lord returns. Take a look at the majority of Christian websites and teaching lists and you will be hard pressed to find a teaching on it. The Lord is calling the ministers in the Body of Christ to the Great Mystery, to learn it, to be strengthened by it but that call appears to be falling on many deaf ears. There are already those in the Church who are refusing to hear. They are restraining the truth. Why?
All of this leads me to understand that the Church has almost departed from the faith that was revealed to the Apostle Paul. The Church is dangerously close to the full departure from the faith. It seems that the next step will be to dilute and change the gospel of God concerning His Son whom He raised from the dead.
It’s only a matter of time.