Galatians 1:6–10 (ESV)
No Other Gospel
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another
one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 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. 9 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.
am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
We are living in an age
where churches are distorting God's Word. Where living sinful lives is endorsed and the call for repentance if missing. This is one of the big issues that encourged me to become a Lutheran Missouri Synod pastor. Sometimes we are criticized
and chasticed that we are unloving and rigid. I actually take this as a compliment, to know that we believe the Bible to be God's Word and that His Word never changes. Call me inflexible, but when the smoke settles, we still stand behind God's
Word. The study notes from the Lutheran Study Bible states the following. "
This Letter begins not with an expression of thanksgiving but with a stern warning against defection from the one
true Gospel. Whoever falsifies the Gospel of Christ comes under God’s curse. The Gospel, through which God calls us to be His own, proclaims God’s grace in Christ.
I pray: May Your
precious Word, O Lord, be taught in all truth and purity so that we may receive Your divine blessing. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht,
The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2002.