No Other Gospel
As Christians we cannot just accept everything we hear a Preacher or Teacher say.
There always has been and always will be false teachers and preachers that will try to make us think they are preaching the Heartbeat of God and try to make us believe it is the True Gospel. When in fact God's Word teaches is it is "another gospel". In reality we are hard pressed these days, to find a Preacher or Teacher that actually preaches and teaches the True Gospel.
In this Bible Study we will go into the Book of Galatians and study about what Paul had to say to the Churches of Galatia about how we know what is and is not the True Gospel,
and how we can know the difference.
Galatians 1: 6-10
(6) "I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him Who called you
into the Grace of Christ unto another Gospel.
(7) Which is not another; but there be some who trouble you,
and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
(8) But though we, or an Angel from Heaven,
Preach any other gospel unto you
than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(9) As we said before, so say I now again,
If any man Preach any other gospel unto you than you have received, let him be accursed.
(10) For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men?
For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the Servant of Christ."
If we call ourselves "Christians",
We believe Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God.
We believe God the Father raised Jesus from the dead.
We have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
We believe Jesus died for our sins
so that He might deliver us from this present evil world.
As we read verses 1-5 we see the Plan of God to Redeem man.
God’s Plan is clear and to the point and easy to read and understand.
Jesus died for us. God raised His Son from the dead.
If we so choose we can accept God's Son as our Saviour and Lord.
Every person who accepts Jesus will begin to experience God's Grace and Peace as He
leads us into a Personal Relationship with Him.
This is the Gospel of the Heart of God.
Like in Paul’s day, today there also those who teach and preach "another gospel”.
Possibly at this point, you may want to say to Sister Joy,
" What’s the big deal? Our Pastor seems sincere enough and is very uplifting and preaches messages that make me feel good about myself.” Or maybe there is someone that wants to ask Sister Joy, “Well, as long as I am going to a church that believes, isn’t that enough?”
Sister Joy is teaching you in this Bible Study, that is not enough! All of us that call ourselves children of God, or Christians, have a responsibility to God. We are to know if we are being taught correct doctrine and the True Gospel!
God gave His Plan of Salvation through His Son in the Word of God.
When a person changes God's Word in any way they are teaching in error and are in danger of being accursed. Paul teaches us this in v-8 and repeats it again in v-9 which tells us how serious it is that
we understand the importance of what we are reading.
Satan cannot deny Calvary or what Jesus did for us there. All he has left is to have "false teachers" or "impostors" come in our Churches, or Bible Studies and try to make us loose focus of the Power of the Blood of Jesus and the Price Jesus paid at Calvary for our Salvation. Churches of Galatia were being led astray. Their Faith was once anchored in Calvary and the Blood that Jesus shed there. Now the very foundation of Calvary was being challenged by these "false teachers". The Galatians had a good foundation but we see even Paul was surprised of how fast they could be deceived by false teaching.
When anyone, even an Angel from Heaven, (little alone a flesh and blood man or woman) preach to us any other gospel he is called "Accursed".
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS JESUS AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS WHAT JESUS DID FOR US AT CALVARY.
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS OUR FAITH REMAINING IN THE BLOOD JESUS SHED THERE.
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS THAT WE HAVE GRACE AND PEACE TO GUIDE US EVERYDAY
AND LEAD US INTO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH JESUS HIS SON.
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS OUR FAITH IS ANCHORED IN CALVARY.
There is no other Gospel. Any other way to God is false teaching. No matter how good it sounds to our ears or how good it makes us feel. We go to God only through the Blood of Jesus. There is no other way.
We cannot overcome sin or satan by any other means. We cannot overcome through our own strength. We cannot overcome through our own intellect. We cannot overcome through our own ability. We have to be very careful because our own hearts can deceive us. We might now even think we are depending on our own strength, intellect, or ability. We have to understand satan is out to steal from us our Faith and then our Personal Relationship with the Lord. The Galatians were being taught by false teachers they had to go back to the "Law of Moses" to have victory and please God. They had already experience the Grace and Peace of God in their lives through their Faith in Jesus and what He did for them at Calvary. They had really given their hearts to Jesus and wanted to live for them. The Problem came in when they began to listen to the impostors tear down the teaching of Paul. They attacked the true messenger, Paul. Then it was easier to corrupt the Gospel of Christ that Paul taught.
Today we have the Bible as our guide to the Pure and True Gospel. If anyone tries to teach us anything contrary to the Word of God, he is teaching another Gospel. If we want our Faith to remain strong, we have to be very careful not to listen to just any Preacher or Teachers. Their messages have to line up with what the Bible says. This is why it is also so important to have a good translation of the Bible when we read and study God's Word. People it is time to grow up some in the Lord. Many who write me are not baby christians. We cannot just take whatever any minister says to us as the "Gospel".
It is our responsibility to discern between the "True Gospel" and "another gospel".
If you need any help with this Bible Study just contact Sister Joy and we will walk this road together until you understand how to walk on your own. We are talking about life and death spiritually speaking. This is the very foundation of our Relationship with the Lord. We have to be able to know the heartbeat of the Truth of God's Word!
Sister Joy Loves that Old Song,
Nothing But the Blood!
"What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!
What can Make me Whole Again?
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!
Oh Precious is the Flow,
That Makes me White as Snow.
No Other Fountain I Know,
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus."