Galatians 1:3-5

Tom Harding

Our Lord sent the apostle Paul to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentile world. God was pleased to bless the message and call and redeem a multitude of guilty sinners to Himself. Many churches were established in the region of Galatia. After Paul had been imprisoned in Rome for the gospel's sake, many false teachers came among the churches preaching a false message of works salvation. The apostle called it, "another gospel" or a "perverted gospel." He also pronounced a strong curse upon all who declared such a message of, "Christ plus our efforts and righteousness equal salvation" (Gal. 1:6-12). The best way I know to expose error is by plainly declaring the truth. To reveal a crooked stick all you need to do is lay down a straight stick beside it. This is what Paul is doing in this epistle to the Galatians. Lets consider four things Paul plainly states about the true gospel of the grace of God revealed in these verses.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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