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Galatians 1:1-10   Paul, an apostle not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead...

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Hi, everyone. Some of you know that I work on the P4 team, and today I'm blogging in Tami's place, so let's get right into it. This week we're camping out in Galatians where we'll be taking a closer look at Paul's passionate letter to the Galatian church. His message was prompted by people distorting the purity of the Gospel. (This is a big deal to Paul...and it should be to us as well!) Paul's bottom line is this. The Gospel is salvation by grace through faith. It's not faith plus going to church, faith plus following rules, faith plus anything. He warns the Galatians to reject and run away from anyone teaching "a gospel other than what you accepted." This is a very important reminder in our world of options and have-it-my-way Christianity. 

So why do you think our world has tendency to complicate or add to the Gospel? How do we stay on guard against teachers of a false gospel? Meredith 

P.S. I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen to the Back to the Bible programs this week featuring guest speaker, Dr. John Munro. His series is titled Getting the Gospel Right, and I think you'll enjoy his messages. (He has a really cool Scottish accent too!)

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