Twice Warned

 

October 7

 

Read Galatians 1:6-9

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God's curse!

 

Reflect

What "different gospels" have you heard preached recently? How are they dangerous?

 

Whenever I want to make sure my kids really hear me, I repeat myself. I say it once to get their attention, and then when I am sure they are looking at me and listening to me, I repeat what I said. If it is a matter of great importance, I don't count on the fact that they should have heard me the first time. I repeat it so that they have been twice warned.

 

In his letter to the Galatians, Paul doesn't count on the fact that they were going to respond the first time he warns them. He says it again to make sure they understand! What he had to say was too important for them to miss. He reiterated that if someone was preaching a false gospel, they would be cursed!

 

Like parents watching their kids get involved with the wrong crowd, Paul was watching the Galatians get involved with people who were trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. These people were tweaking the gospel back into the law under the disguise of the gospel, but no one needs to follow laws or perform works to obtain salvation!

 

Friends, this is the only gospel that saves, and it truly is good news: that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. On the third day, He rose again, and through faith in Jesus, we can be forgiven and have salvation. Salvation is found in no one else and nothing else. It is not Jesus plus works. It is not Jesus plus anything else. It is just Jesus.

 

If anyone is trying to sell you a different version of the gospel, run away. Don't buy it! Jesus died on the cross to forgive your sins, and your faith in His work on the cross is sufficient for your salvation. Let me say it again! Jesus died on the cross to forgive your sins, and your faith in His work on the cross is sufficient for your salvation.

 

Pray

Jesus, Your Gospel is the only good news that saves. Thank You for Your work on the cross on my behalf. Help me to remember that faith in You is sufficient for my salvation. Keep me from deserting the truth and perverting Your grace. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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Thank you for this crucial message and wonderful, beneficial prayer!!! God's unmerited Favor is upon you!!!
I am reminded today that my salvation comes from Jesus with nothing added on.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS THANKYOUJESUS I REALLY SERIOUSLY NEED YOU WORDS & GUIDANCE FOR OUR LIVES;THANKYOUJESUS*
Great message and so well timed for me personally. Thank you!
The one that preach a different gospel that person is accursed, so that the word of God will stand in time.
Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus. He is the Lord of Lord's, the Christ, my Savior. I will not listen to ones who pervert or try sell me false things about the gospel. You are the only way that I can receive salvation. My faith and trust are in You. In Your name I pray, Amen.
Jesus is the way the truth and the light no one comes to the father but through Him
Amen ! Thank You Jesus ! The only way to the father is through me ! John 14:6 ✝️🙏🇺🇸
Dear Lord, I will keep my mind and heart stayed on You always. Your grace is sufficient. " It is not Jesus plus anything else. It is just Jesus."
;Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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We must read the Word of God and understand it so that we are not adding another requirement. Believing in Jesus and repenting for our sins lead us to confessing Jesus as Lord. We must be cautious not to require outward signs that are meant to demonstrate our belief but do not insure salvation.
Salvation includes baptism. That is where the old man of sin is buried (Romans 6). Then we are raised to walk as a new creature. Baptism is God's work not mine. That is where I submitted myself to God. I put Christ on that day. If I am cooking and leave out an ingredient the recipe is a failure. I must read the scripture and follow God's plan. Many will say, "Lord, Lord didn't we do many great works in your name. And he will say, 'Depart from me I never knew you.' I must hear the gospel, believe it, confess my sins, repent of my sins, and be baptized." Why did people in Acts follow their being taught with baptism no matter the hour in Acts? Many people are following saying the "sinner's prayer" which is another gospel.
I like the bluntness and urgency in this writing. He didn't try to calmly explain. He was in their face telling them they'd be cursed. No wiggle room there.
IT IS WISE TO LISTEN TO THE TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, FOR OURSELVES. ONCE WE HEAR IT, WE SHOULD THEN RESEARCH IT TO MAKE CERTAIN, THAT WE ARE CONSUMING THE TRUTH, THE TRUTH WHICH IS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS, THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
Amen🙏 ! Yes, Jesus saves! "Salvation is found in no one else and nothing else". "He is the Way, the Truth and the Life". Lord Jesus, thank You for the free gift of salvation, and what You did for me at the cross! Help me to stay rooted and grounded in You always.
We must be steadfast to guard what we consume whether through our eyes, ear, or heart. Thank you, Lord, for being consistent in all You do. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
If you truly love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, add nothing to His finished work on the Cross of which He laid down His life to pay the penalty for our sins. Pastor Bob
I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but through me. Jesus died for our sins and we who believe are saved from the penalty of sin and have everlasting life. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for everyone who loves and obeys you. Amen
Thank you Lord for your love and to you pastor Nat
Amen. It is just Jesus!
Thank you pastor and I thank God for today
Amen it's the only way to salvation thank you lord for dying for our sins
Thank God for His true gospel, and His free gift of salvation.
Amen Lord only you