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Perverted Gospel

  • I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different "good news", but there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any "good news" other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. Galatians 1:6'8 WEB.

    There was an uproar in the church at Galatia. Though they had begun in the Spirit, they were seduced back into keeping religious laws. The non-Jewish people, Gentiles, were told that they needed to be circumcised and obey the law of Moses to be saved. They wanted them to convert to Judaism before becoming a Christian. The Apostle Paul made it very clear that we are saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone and not by legalism.

    In Galatians 3:3, Paul wrote, "Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?"

    We need to stay in tune with the Holy Spirit. When we start to become stale, our Christian walk is always reduced to keeping a set of rules. That becomes our measurement of faith, and we will spread it to those following us. The close relationship gradually fades into the background. We still pray. We still go through the motions, but it is mostly legalism. Rule keeping by rote.

    Our hearts and our eyes begin to stray and wander after other things. The grass seems to become greener over there. At that point, we have left our first love, and our gospel has become perverted. It has been reduced to rules, and what was once a hot relationship is now cold legalism. You can visit cold, dead churches all across the world where Jesus is only a distant memory. Yet, He longs to speak to each of us today.

    Stay in tune with the Lord daily. When you are walking close to Him, you will fulfill His requirements and be pleasing in His sight without all of the religious rules. I found that many of the things I was brought up to believe as "God Pleasing" were not even in the Bible. They were merely the teachings of men that were taught to me. Check behind your leaders, and be sure to read it for yourself. Rekindle that relationship with Jesus. Speak to Him as the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please pour fresh fire on me, and give me the zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You, and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up, God. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes  Amen !

February 20, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father Thank you for your blessings in my life. My Faith and Trust is in you Lord. Amen

February 20, 2022
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

And Amen,

February 20, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

February 20, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 20, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

February 20, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen!

Excellent message.

February 20, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord Jesus, amen. 

February 20, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Sunday Everyone 

February 20, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

February 20, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, Amen 

February 20, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord! 

February 20, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen , Hallelujah, praise the lord!

February 20, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Today is a tired day. Perk me up dear God Amen 

February 20, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Rouse us up, Pastor Dion! Lord, draw my heart to You, and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up, God. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

February 20, 2022
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Heavenly Father, please pour fresh fire on me, and give me the zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You, and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up, God. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

February 20, 2022
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Clareen Hercules
Clareen Hercules

Today was a hard day for me Father please continue to give me the strength and wisdom to go forward Amen 

February 20, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

February 20, 2022
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

February 20, 2022
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Amen. Sadly, this I believe is what has driven away from Him. Now they won't even think about talking to God, much less go to church. I feel to blame for this because it was me that took them there. I pray every night that the Lordcwill touch their hearts and bring them home. But I know they have to ask for Him. All I can do is to continue to pray.

 

Thank you for this Padtor Dion. Once again, you help me to find what it is I'm looking for. God bless you. 

February 20, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

February 21, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord I need this. I need more of You Jesus. Help me be led by Your word not my feelings..I stand on Your word. In Jesus Name.

February 21, 2022