Another Gospel.

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).

This gospel is clearly presented by Paul in his epistle to the Galatians. The epistle was written as a result of Jewish teachers visiting the Body of Christ where Paul had been evangelizing. These teachers tried to get their listeners to circumcise and be zealous for the law, according to the practice under the circumcision law. It is the mixing of the teachings of the gospel of grace and zeal for the law that produces this "different gospel which is not another." 

Paul in writing to the Thessalonians admonished them that "No one should be deluding you by any means, for should not the apostasy be coming first." 

The question arises, What is the apostasy? The Scriptures give the answer. Paul preaches the "gospel of the grace of God" to all who would listen, Jews and gentiles alike. In his last missionary journey we find him in Miletus, pleading with the elders of the Ephesian ecclesia, rehearsing to them how he had "certified the evangel of the grace of God," and for three years, night and day, he admonished each one with tears, and now, again, commits them to God and the "Word of His grace." 

A few years later, to Timothy, he writes his final epistle, and gives forth the lamentable words: "Of this you are aware, that all those in the province of Asia turned from me" (2 Tim.1:15). To what did they turn? They turned away from Paul's teaching to that of the Circumcision! That was the beginning of the apostasy which organized Christendom has propagated until this day. Most of the Bible teachings, upon which the different denominations claim to be founded, are drawn from the Circumcision writings, not a word of which was ever written to them! The writings of Paul, the one specially called, severed and commissioned as the apostle, herald, and teacher of the gentiles in knowledge and truth, are given scarcely any place whatever! As they turned from Paul in that early day, so have they turned from him and the knowledge and truth God has ordained for them today!

You may resort to the usual argument, “Oh, we take Paul's writings together with all the others”! But those making this argument  do not realize that they are indicting themselves of preaching "a different gospel, which is not another," and supporting something the scripture denounces.

God has severed the "gospel of the Uncircumcision" from the "gospel of the Circumcision," and has placed in them that which cannot be mixed without producing an adulterated gospel, which the Scriptures term "a different gospel, which is not another." It is simply joining together that which God has severed, and His opposed to all who do such, though they are angels from heaven.


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