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A Verse That Will Curse

September 19

“If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."   Galatians 1:9

"How tolerable are you when it comes to tainted truth?"

 

How tolerable are you when it comes to tainted truth?  There are, in our world, a thousand and one things we can disagree about; but the nucleus of GOD'S Word is non-negotiable.  None other than the great apostle Paul was willing to call down curses upon the heads of those would-be gospel robbers of his day.  This, by the way, was the same Paul who commanded: "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."  Because every child of GOD has gained their knowledge of the true gospel through a personal encounter with the LORD; the truth of that good news should become their most cherished possession, and jealously guarded treasure.  The genuinely saved are grafted into CHRIST, and any who touch the gospel, touch the apple of HIS eye, thus sending nerve impulses to every member of the body.  "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of CHRIST, hath not GOD. He that abideth in the doctrine of CHRIST, he hath both the FATHER and the SON.  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him GOD speed: for he that biddeth him GOD speed is partaker of his evil deeds."  Whole schools of ecumenism indoctrinate their followers to live and let live regarding gospel distinctive. It is however, understood by the truly regenerate that this is not just intolerable, it is damnable!

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."  Other gospels never stage a frontal assault on the true one.  They instead fire at the flanks, seeking to merely hobble pure faith, that the first aid station of Hell might dispatch its demonic ambulances.  If gospel, as Biblically understood, is the good news that CHRIST died, was buried, and rose again as the full payment for sin; then "any other gospel", which seem to come like the seasons, is not good news by any stretch.  Every one, without fail, inject truth with the poison of human works, thus stripping the finished work of our SAVIOR of both its intent and effect.  That I must do something of myself to either be saved, or stay that way, is the Devil's verse of curse; and ends the day with extremely bad news!  One of the dominant morals of Galatians is: If any ol' gospel will do in a pinch, then perhaps you should pinch yourself regarding the validity of your salvation.

"If any man love not the LORD JESUS CHRIST, let him be Anathema  (cursed) Maranatha."


For Love of Country
 Phillips Brooks  (1835-1893)
(American writer and Pastor)
"Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men!  Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. 
Pray for powers equal to your tasks."

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