Happy Tuesday Saints.
Galatians 1:6-7 “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.”
The “GRACE OF CHRIST” that the Apostle Paul refers to is the salvation that is FREELY given to ALL who believe that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of humanity.
Some who belonged to the church in Galatia turned to “A DIFFERENT GOSPEL” and tried to earn their salvation apart from the “GRACE OF CHRIST.” They, like so many today, struggle to grasp the reality of God’s grace.
The Judaizers who joined the church in Galatia were teaching that in order to be saved, one had to believe in Christ, PLUS become a Jew. Watch out for those who are trying to PERVERT and ADD to the GOSPEL OF CHRIST by imposing additional rules for you to follow in order to be saved.
Jesus’ life, death, burial and resurrection were perfect for our salvation, and there is nothing that we can do or even need to do to ADD to it. His work was complete.
Do you have a Gospel-PLUS or a Gospel-AND mentality? Do you think that if you read your Bible more, pray more, worship more, or go to church more, that you’ll have more favour with God?
God’s grace, love and favour aren’t based on our performance – they are FREE for all who believe. If you find yourself slipping back into a works-based salvation – read Galatians and be free.
Have a wonderful day. God bless and lots’a love, Warren