Sunday, December 2, 2012

Deserting the Gospel



Daryl Meyer has left a new comment on your post "Brett Meyer to the Intrepid Lutherans":

I've read this somewhere before. Let's see...ah yes, here it is:

Gal 1:6-10 (NIV) No Other Gospel:

(6) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-(7) which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. (8) But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! (9) As we have already said, so now I say again: if anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! (10) Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Luther's comments (Kregel):

...the false apostles had reported Paul to be an imperfect apostle, and a weak, erroneous teacher; therefore he called them here troublers of the Church, and overthrowers of the gospel of Christ. Thus they condemn each other. The false apostles condemn Paul, and Paul condemneth the false apostles. The like contending and condemning is always in the Church; especially when the doctrine of the gospel flourisheth; to wit, that wicked teachers do prosecute, condemn, and oppress the godly; and on the other side, that the godly do reprove and condemn the ungodly.

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