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Avoid ‘eternal condemnation’!

Scripture reading for August 16th:  Galatians 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Galatians 1:6-8  “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the One who called you by 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 him be eternally condemned!”

The true gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone is very simple and humbling.  This gospel makes no room for boasting in what any man has done or in any special knowledge or angelic revelation.  This true gospel requires repentance–turning from sin and religious works and placing faith in what God has already done through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross.  The Galatian church was founded on this true gospel, but some were following false teachers who were perverting the gospel.  Paul was emphatic that those who pervert the gospel and those who followed them would be “eternally condemned.”

Observation for over-comers:  Over-comers become grounded in the true gospel and are alert for those who try and pervert it.  “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”  (Proverbs 16:25)

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