Thursday, October 2, 2014


Galatians 1:6              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.

The book of Galatians has a relevant message for modern man. With all the religions of the world, which is the one to be chosen? No matter the choice, the adherent is beholding to that religion’s system of laws and practices that will earn them their way into the great eternity beyond. Without the proper effort and good works, no one will reach that desired place. What is the modern man to do?

Disturbing news had reached Paul from the Galatian church. The message he had formerly taught the people there about faith in Jesus Christ was now being abandoned by the people. False teachers had come and begun teaching a different message. Their “gospel” included information about Jesus but was supplemented with the need to maintain the Mosaic Law. In other words, faith in Christ alone was insufficient for the Christian to please God and to enter into heaven. Included in their teaching was the need for all men to be circumcised as a requirement for being seen as a child of God. The other ritual laws of the Old Testament teachings were included in their instruction.

You and I cannot earn our way into heaven. Anything short of faith in Christ is a gospel different than what is taught in the New Testament. Whether you attempt to abstain from this, only choose that, be nice to certain people, give food to the hungry, you will still fall short. None of us can live a perfect loving, caring and giving life. So what is the modern man or woman to do?

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