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Galatians 1:6-8 (JDV)

Galatians 1:6 I am amazed that you are so quickly transferring away from him who called you by favor to a different gospel – Galatians 1:7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven1 should announce to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, a curse be on him!

if it’s new

We should be careful about spouting off new things when explaining what the Bible teaches. The Bible is not new. So, we can just about be certain that if something we are being told seems new, it isn’t true.

Of course, there are those rare times when we discover truths revealed in the Bible that have been concealed for a long time – by traditional understanding of the text, or by faulty translations. Fortunately we have thousands of years of biblical scholarship that can help us sort those things out.

The caution I see in today’s text is the tendency for people to jump on the bandwagon of new trends in Christian thought. Most of the time, different is not better. Different is wrong.

Lord, keep us from the tendency to try to find new truths in your revelation.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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