Satan and Dispensationalism #5

Friday, October 9, 2015

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:8,9 KJV).

Dispensational Bible study is the key to believing a clear Gospel message and understanding the Bible canon, so Satan seeks to hide or corrupt it, that he may keep the masses in his snare!

Satan has a twofold plan concerning the Gospel of Grace. Basically, he mixes it with other gospel messages from other Bible dispensations. This is useful to keep lost people lost and Christians confused. Consider the Galatians in today’s Scripture. Take 30 minutes today and read the entire epistle to the Galatians. These Christians had let someone deceive them using the Law of Moses. The Galatians had accepted at least one false teacher. That false teacher had not thrown away the Bible—he had merely thrown away Paul’s writings! The false teacher was using Moses—Scripture! Scripture! Scripture!—to mislead Christians.

Prior to penning today’s Scripture, Paul wrote verses 6 and 7: “[6] I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: [7] Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” Thousands of “Christian” groups today are “perverting” the grace of Christ. They are preaching a works-religion message, the same damnable “gospel” that Paul condemned. Like the false teachers in Galatia, they mix law and grace, making the message sound true. The Galatians were duped into thinking they had to work in religion to please God, when God had already accepted them in Jesus Christ because of His work at Calvary. “O foolish Galatians,” Paul lamented in chapter 3. “O foolish Christendom!,” we lament today.

If someone is not using the Bible rightly divided, he or she cannot preach Paul’s pure Gospel. If he or she does not acknowledge Romans through Philemon as God’s Word to us today, we should separate from that person, just as Paul urged the Galatians. Let us not be foolish!

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