June 30th, 2019
Paul Returns to The Galatian Church
Galatians 1:6-7 (KJB) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Paul is amazed as he returns to visit the Galatian church.
Because these fresh converts whom Paul had given the gospel message on his most recent visit were now acquainted with a perverted gospel. Just like today, false teachings can slip into a mind and mar a man’s thinking and attitude ever so quick.
In fact, false teaching will either confuse a wayward soul or work to expose the dark heart condition of a false professor of Christ. That’s right the presence and power of God is a permanent fixture inside the child of God, even as the false doctrine of the devil can serve to confuse and cloud one’s thinking for a season, God always maintains the eternal position of a truly regenerated heart.
Some souls in Galatia were pressed and perverted by false teaching concerning grace and the law into performing a works-based belief. Genuine souls saved by the work of God through grace were convinced of their salvation in Christ alone.
False teaching about works and the Law of God can be repudiated by knowing and applying the truth of God. Even today, the devil lies in wait to corrupt and confuse new converts with his brand of “religion,” This world needs more Paul’s to expose lies of works-based religion in the minds of wayward regenerated souls. True salvation is the grace of Christ plus nothing.