I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:6-9).
Today's Morsel: If you've ever been summoned to appear as a character witness for someone in a court of law, you know that prior to them putting you on the stand, they ask you, "Do you solemnly swear, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?" If a person lies, then they perjure themselves, and render their testimony irrelevant to the case.
Paul asked the church at Galatia, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? "(Galatians 3:1-3). Paul knew that this church was established upon truth. And now they had gone away from truth and Paul wanted to know who had tricked them into believing something else. He told them that he marveled that they were so soon removed from the grace of God unto another gospel. This Gospel came with grace. Do you know what grace is? Grace is getting something that you didn't work for. It's a free gift. That's why you are saved by grace. It's a free gift that you don't have to work for. Is the Gospel you are hearing truth? Are you at a cross road, that you no longer know what you believe because the leaders over you have changed their stance on certain issues. Let me encourage you today, truth will always be truth. No matter how you cut it, slice it, or dice it, it's still going to be truth. No matter who is teaching, preaching, or writing it, it's still going to be truth. And truth will always make you free (John 8:31&36). Look at your life right now. Do you feel liberty, excitement, and good about yourself as a Christian? If not, you may not be in complete truth. Paul said, "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works" (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). But to receive liberty, be excited, and feel good about yourself, you just can't hear truth, you have to live truth. The next time you attend church, make sure you've got your Bible with you. You will want to compare what you are hearing to what is written in the Word, to ensure that what you are hearing is correct.
Sing: I'm gonna take a trip on that good Old Gospel Ship, I'm going far beyond the sky; Oh I'm gonna shout and sing until the heavens ring, when I bid this world good-bye.