Galatians 1:1-9

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in 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 them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!

Here Paul is astonished; his tone appears to be strong and angry. Why is he astonished? He was astonished that the young Christians are being easily swayed in their belief, and for accepting doctrine that is not biblical or gospel. Verse 7 says that they are in a state of confusion. He is also angry at the ones who are misleading the converts of the church. Paul warns the Galatian Christians that by accepting this gospel (which isn’t really gospel) that they are guilty of deserting God.

Wendell Butler

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