Presentation on theme: "Galatians 1:6-10. Scripture says people would fall away. “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own."— Presentation transcript:
Scripture says people would fall away. “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim 4:3-4). “There were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you” (2 Pet 2:1).
The Galatians were turning to a different gospel, which is not another gospel. Paul uses two different Greek words—“different”/ “another.” NIV: You “are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all.”
If anyone preaches a different gospel, let him be eternally condemned. This says preaching is nothing to play around with. “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” (Js 3:1).
God has given a message to be proclaimed. “As the L ORD lives, whatever the L ORD says to me, that I will speak” (1 Ki 22:14). “Preach the word!” (2 Tim 4:2).
Believing anything but that one gospel can cost you your soul. “Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some” (2 Tim 2:17-18). “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God” (2 Jn 1:9).
One: You need to check behind the preacher. The Bereans “were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). If you’re going to check behind the preacher: You need to bring your Bible. You need to pay attention.
Two: You need to check yourself. You need to check your Bible to make sure you believe what is right. 2 Tim 3:16-17. “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” (2 Pet 1:3). We need to study the Bible!
Three: You must teach your children. God wants parents to teach their children His truths. Deut 6:6-7. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Eph 6:4). The world will not teach our children in the way they should go!
Four: You must teach the truth to others. So many want to do God’s will, but they are caught up in error. We have a responsibility to teach. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). We’re to teach the one gospel to everyone. Do you know the gospel well enough to teach someone? Do you need to obey the one gospel this morning?