Time magazine published 10 top fears in 2007, they included flying, being alone and death, amongst others.
I’m not afraid of any of those things.
I’m afraid of getting the gospel wrong.
In the first chapter of Galatians, Paul slams the Galatians for turning to a different gospel (Gal 1:6). In most of his other letters, Paul starts off by thanking God for the church (Eph 1, 1 Cor, Phil 1). But in Galatians, he gets straight to the point, and he makes it a number of times throughout the book. He finishes off this part of the letter by saying:
If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
It is a full on message that Paul is preaching.
Getting the Word of God wrong is something that we all must avoid! We must strive in our teaching to be sound in doctrine and make sure that what we teach is the truth, so that as many as possible can come into a relationship with Christ.
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