Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. – Galatians 1:8
Paul addressed a very serious matter in the opening of his letter to the Galatian church. There had been people coming into the Galatian congregation and teaching this church a false gospel to lead them away from the Lord. Paul reminded them that there was only one gospel, which came from God and no other. He even went so far to say that if anyone, including an angel, came to them preaching another gospel other than the one he taught, which was Jesus crucified, resurrected three days later, and ascended to the right hand of the Father.
This apostle along with Peter taught us that in these last days people would turn from the faith and find people who would teach them false doctrine that would tickle their ears and suit their fancies rather than hold to the true gospel, good news, that there is only one name given among by which we must be saved –> Jesus! He is the only way to the Father! It’s through the blood sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus that anyone can be saved, which is a gift of God to prevent people from boasting that they could earn their way into eternal life with the Father.
The present false gospel is one that teaches that your best life is now! Not in the hereafter with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. No! It’s NOW! they say. This life where death and disease and horror run rampant and violence covers the earth like a massive blanket. No, this is the life we are supposed to cherish rather than the blessed hope we have in Jesus, WHO IS ETERNAL LIFE! The other false gospel preached today is that you can have everything in the world! All you have to do is name it and claim it, blab it and grab it, or use sloppy agape grace to live as you please.
People, it’s time to wake up! It’s time to understand that God is in the process of separating the sheep from the goats. He’s going to start in the house of God because that’s where judgment starts and then proceed out into the world. The days of man in this present state are winding down. The clock has begun to uncoil its spring. Do you believe the one, true gospel of Jesus and that only through his sacrifice and resurrection can you be made right with God? All other ways are futile attempts at man trying to earn his way into eternity. We, as a species, have been doing that since the fall of Adam. God overlooked man’s ignorance of worshiping false gods and useless idols, but since the resurrection of Jesus, that has all changed.
You must come to God through Jesus, and him alone! There is only one mediator between God and man, Jesus. Do you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at His right hand? Do you confess publicly with your mouth that Jesus is LORD? For it is with the heart that one believes to repentance, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. This is the only way that leads to the best life on the other side of time.
Father, thank you for the truth of the gospel. As Paul wrote, let anyone who preaches a false gospel be cursed. They destroy the lives of people who want to seek you and find you but are led off to slaughter like sheep before the butcher. Help me to never say anything but truth, especially when it comes to sharing the good news of Jesus with others. I pray that this devotional blog reaches the masses by the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, and possibly billions of people around the globe with Internet access. May they find among the many pages of this blog the truth of your word and the simplicity with which they can come to have a personal relationship with you. As always, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.