What Were You Thinking!? (Gal 1)

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. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

Did you not listen to what I said? Anyone who has children have said or thought this, often. Paul made it clear that the power of the gospel did not come from the authority of the messenger, though his authority was well established, the strength of the good news of Jesus is in the message itself. Paul said that we are saved by faith and not by works, and anyone who tells you different, even if Paul himself changed his mind, do not buy it for a second. Test every blog, test every book, test every sermon… not against the reliability of the one giving it, but by the content itself. If it jives with the Bible, then it is good (even if the messenger is bad), if it doesn’t match Scripture, then reject it, even if it’s from Billy Graham himself. 😉

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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