Jan 06, 2013 |Unchained
No Other Gospel
You were running well. Who prevented you from being persuaded regarding the truth?
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Faith in Jesus = Salvation?
Faith in Jesus + Works = Salvation?
We know that a person is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we ourselves have believed in Christ Jesus.
Jesus replied, “This is the work of God—that you believe in the one he has sent.”
(Faith in) Jesus + Nothing = Everything
I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling 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 what we have preached to you, a curse be on him! As we have said before, I now say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, a curse be on him!
Jesus + Anything Extra = Nothing
You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by believing what you heard?
So then, does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law? Or is it by believing what you heard— just like Abraham who believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness?
Common False Gospels:
- Prosperity gospel
- Social gospel
- Hyper spiritual gospel
- Nationalistic gospel
For am I now trying to persuade people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by a revelation of Jesus Christ.
The True Gospel Is:
- Divine Power
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,
The True Gospel Is:
- Divine Power
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!”
Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.
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