Oh how easy it is to fall prey to gospel-gimmicks, deuteronical-dynamics, charismatic-counterfeits & hyper-spiritual surrogates. How do we find the beautiful, simple grace of God amidst all the religious noise out there?
Scripture is the most obvious resource, but what if people are problematic proof-texting & chronic cherry-pickers? How do we discern what sounds true from what’s actually true? After all, God would never contradict Himself would He?
Paul encouraged the Church in Galatians to consider how it all aligns with the finished work of the Cross! I will stick with that! I appreciate prophetic encouragement & I love the charismatic gifts, but I must admit that sometimes the “highly anointed” can be “highly annoying!”
1:6 “I am amazed that you can so easily be fooled into swapping the Gospel for a gimmick! The Gospel reveals the integrity of your original identity rescued in Christ; the gimmick is a conglomeration of grace and legalism. A mixture boils down to a do-it-yourself plan of salvation. (Which is a recipe for disaster.)
1:7 There is no other gospel in spite of the many so-called Christian products branded “gospel.” If any hint of the law remains, it is not good news but merely religious people’s ideas, detracting from the gospel of Christ. (Some seek to unsettle your minds by perverting the Gospel to accommodate their own opinion.)
1:8 I myself or any of my team would stand equally accursed, even if we claim to have had an angelic visitation, if what we preach were to stray ever so slightly from the Gospel of the finished work of Christ.
1:9 Let me be blatant and clear about this: any gospel that does not emphasize the success of the cross is a counterfeit and produces nothing but the curse!
[Galatians 1:6-9] #MirrorBible #Grace #SpiritualLeadership
Be humble, remain teachable, stay coachable...than you don’t have to hear, “O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?”