Chapter One, Lesson Two
THE TRUTH OF GOD Page
V. 7 (Cont'd.)
The term "gospel" means "good story" or "good
news" i.e. Jesus Christ died to save you from your sin. The Judaizers'
lie of salvation by keeping the Law was not good news!
** What effect was this lie having on some of the believers in Galatia?
It was mentally "disturbing" them with excitement, perplexity,
** According to the end of this verse, what was the goal of the Judaizers?
"...to distort the gospel of Christ..." It is important that
they were not trying to throw it out totally. Satan's attacks are most
effective when he merely distorts or perverts God's truth, rather than
openly opposing it.
** How would you answer someone who argued that you could become saved
by believing in Jesus Christ and then earning your salvation?
Romans 11:6 - It can't be both ways, the Bible says you are saved by
Grace and you cannot earn it! cf. Ephesians 2:5 & 8, Acts 15:11,
V. 8 ** What is so unusual about Paul's statement regarding those
who might preach a gospel contrary to "The Truth of God"?
He includes himself! "...even though we..."
** Why would he do that?
No one is exempt!!! No matter who it is, nobody is to mess with God's
** Why do you suppose Paul mentions angels?
Because false religions and cults frequently have angelic-like visions
to back up their satanic lie. cf. Colossians 2:18 and 2Corinthians 11:13-14
** What is to be the impact upon the individuals life when he distorts
"...let him be accursed..." [anathema] carries the idea of
"doomed to destruction".
cf. 2Thessalonians 1:6-9
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