Why are you preaching a Different Gospel today?
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel. 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.
Again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
I make known to you, brothers, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
A man is not justified by Works but by Faith
A man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.
The Spirit is received by the Hearing of faith
Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth? Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
The Law is not of faith, faith is not of The Law
As many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them”.
The law is not of faith.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”. That the blessing of Abraham might come upon us in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise;
Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
No longer a Slave, but a Son & Heir
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Them under The Law persecutes them under Grace
Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise.
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
Cast out The Law that brings Bondage
What does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage
Estranged from Christ & Fallen from Grace?
You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
If led by the Spirit then you are not under The Law
If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Sow to the Spirit/Grace : Sow Not in the Flesh/Law
Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen