In his letter to the churches of Galatia Paul used some of his strongest language and a warning worth repeating to those who would “pervert” the gospel of Christ. “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 2:6-9 NKJV)
What offence was so egregious that Paul would make such an accusation with such a strict warning? How had the gospel been perverted? What was this “other gospel” that was really not another? And finally, is the gospel of Christ Jesus being perverted today in much the same way and if so how?
Grace to you,