Galatians 1:6-10 King James Version (KJV) 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Easy English Bible 6I am very surprised about you! You are turning away so soon from God, who caused you to come to him by Christ. He caused you to live by Christ, because he is so very kind. But instead, you are listening now to a different ‘good news’.7 But really, there is no other ‘good news’. Clearly, some people are confusing you. They are trying to change the good news about Christ.8 Nobody should ever teach a different ‘good news’ from the one that we taught you. Neither we, nor even anangel from the sky, should ever teach a different message. I pray that God willpunish always anyone who does that.9 I will say again what I have just said. Someone may teach a different ‘good news’ from the one that you have believed. But God will punish always anyone who does that. 10 Certainly, I am not trying to make people happy by what I am saying. No, but I am trying to do what God wants. If I were still trying to make people happy, I would not be Christ’s servant. © Wycliffe Associates (UK), 1997-2005 These are my thoughts, please share yours. 6 The world teaches and accepts many different things but the is only one faith that saves and it comes thru Jesus being our Lord and the word is the bible the words God wanted to give to us so we can grow closer to Him. Paul does not mention why they went away from the truth but during the earlier church they dealt with those who said to have Christ you had to keep the law and then later there was the early Gnostic movement. Today’s time there are very many different teaching out there and we should not allow them to come into the church and more important we should not allow them to come into our hearts. 7 These people were claiming to come in Jesus name bringing a message but the message they gave was not His the Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons do this today as well as other groups that are not as well known such as Christian Science and Christian Identity and they are others as well. The Devil wants those that have come to Christ to be lead astray so they can not serve the Lord and these groups also keep people from the truth. Today’s groups are now doing away with how they see sin and changing scriptures to fit what they believe but the scriptures are to change how we see things change how we believe, we are to see the world thru scripture not allow the world to change how we view scripture. 8 Interesting enough this is how both the Muslims and Mormon teach that they received what they call truth. This shows that no matter who give us a different gospel we stay to the truth. They are angels that fell with Satan called demons and they can give messages to people, Paul is aware of this so Paul is telling them because God does not change if they tell you something that is not in line with scripture then their message is not from the Lord. 9 Today there are those that teach thru the Lord we can receive blessing here on earth, this is not biblical. Paul served the Lord more than any of us but he was not rich often times believers gave up their riches to serve the Lord. Having wealth can be a burden to us from being fully committed to the Lord. Today people are trying to change scriptures because they don’t like what it says to make the scripture closer to the original meaning is good but the trouble makers change it so their sins are not wrong, they do not have the Holy Spirit and just follow religion because they would receive conviction if they had the Spirit. 10 Sometimes the way people to teach is so they can win favor with men rather then God this often times is self motivated. More people often times more influence and more money and without them following God these are often what motivate them. We are to follow the Lord and have His favor first and let Him handle our favor with men, it is better for a man to preach truth of the word thru the Spirit to ten people then for him to preach lies to ten thousands.