“A Corrupted Gospel”
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8, 9
Those of us who PREACH and/or TEACH the GLORIOUS gospel of Jesus Christ, need to KNOW the WORD of the Living God. We NEED to STUDY in order to “rightly handle the Word of Truth.” And to be able to impart it to those who are SEARCHING for the TRUTH, and more importantly to be able to SHARE it with those who are SEEKING SALVATION for their wretched, lost souls.
The Apostle Paul in his letter to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Galatia, felt STRONGLY about PREACHING and TEACHING the Word of the Living God and NOT altering nor changing ANY part of it, as was the work of the FALSE teachers of that time. So he used a hypothetical case saying: “if he (being a CALLED apostle), or an angel (a heavenly messenger), were to ALTER the TRUE gospel message, let them be ACCURSED or CONDEMNED for ALL eternity. “
In verse nine, he says that: If ANYONE is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be ACCURSED.” The ANYONE Paul was referring to was the FALSE teachers, who were preaching something different from the TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE, in other words, ALTERING it in ANY way, then they SHOULD be ACCURSED and come under God’s ETERNAL JUDGMENT. Paul repeated himself, because of the work of the Judaizers in challenging the IMPORTANCE of the Cross.
There was a LOT at stake here for the LOST people. When the TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE is CORRUPTED by the ALTERING of it, by false teachers, CONFUSION is the result and puts the LOST in GRAVE DANGER of being FOREVER LOST.
So like the Apostle Paul, we who PREACH and TEACH the TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE NEED to BE SURE that we KNOW for SURE we are PREACHING and TEACHING the TRUTH of God’s Word. And that we DO NOT CHANGE or ALTER it in ANY way.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD then that puts you into the category of being LOST and on your way to an ETERNITY in that place called HELL, the place of torture, torment, pain, agony and despair, to name a few things that await the forever lost, however you NOW have the opportunity to change your direction, and to come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and STUDY the TRUE WORD of the LIVING GOD, that “you might RIGHTLY HANDLE the WORD,” and NOT be ACCURSED. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!