The earth remained this way for possibly thousands, millions, or even billions of years before God remodeled it for human habitation in 6 days. The first day of remodeling began in Genesis This is what Hell was created for, "the devil and his angels;" because they were the first created beings and the first to sin. Your young earth advocates totally deny the Biblical authority of Genesis, Chapter One, in the original text. In brief summary, the refutation of the false teaching of Mr. Ham, executive director of "Answers in Genesis" and young earth advocates stating "There was no sin or death before Adam.
The philosophy of the young earth being about 6, years old, was dreamed up by a woman false prophet, Ellen G. This has now become a flood of false teaching that Satan would love to see cover the world.
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It is the latest money-making fad! Ezekiel tells us that, "Thou Satan wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Eve sinned before Adam Genesis Romans is totally taken out of context and misapplied. The result over a generation is the emergence of a people whose understanding of biblical teaching is so hazy and imprecise that they are sitting ducks for the Galatian heresy. It arises right in their midst.
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So the underlying truth of the passage Galatians —10 is that there is no other gospel. And the two implications we need to hear from that are that universalism is wrong there are not many roads to heaven, but only one and that rigorous attention to doctrinal clarity and faithfulness is crucial in the long run of church life.
The first of three statements now that grow up out of this underlying truth is that it is astonishing when a person first believes the true gospel and then turns away from it. First , it is a turning from a calling God. If you turn to a different gospel, you turn away from God, and that is astonishing.
The second reason turning to a different gospel is astonishing is that it is a turning away from grace. And he puts his head in his hands and wonders if his work was in vain. It was astonishing then, and it is astonishing today that anyone hearing the best news in all the world God offers you full and free forgiveness and hope would turn to a different gospel, which is no gospel at all. Verses 8 and Even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you the gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
The word repeated here is anathema accursed. When a person is anathema , he is cut off from Christ Romans and doomed to eternal punishment. Paul does not have a cotton candy concern for the gospel. And when that offer of eternal grace to utterly unworthy creatures like us is rejected or perverted to satisfy our pride, somewhere someone must rage at the heinousness of the crime.
Oh how we need to meditate on the horror of rejecting the gospel.
Satan does his best with television and radio to create in us a mind that is so trivial and banal and petty and earthly that we find ourselves incapable of feeling what terrifying truth is in this word anathema. Oh, how we need to guard ourselves from the barrage of eternity-denying entertainment.
We need to cultivate a pure and childlike imagination that hears a word like anathema the way a child hears his first peal of thunder, or feels his first earthquake, or suffers his first storm at sea. The Bible does not reveal to us the eternal curse of God that we may yawn and turn the page.
There is much humbling and sobering and sanctifying to be had here. Ponder these things in quietness. Finally, the third statement that grows out of the underlying truth of only one gospel is that the servant of the gospel seeks to please God alone and not men. Or am I trying to please men?
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If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ. And so what Paul does in verse 10 is give an account of why he is willing to talk this way. He is willing to talk this way because pleasing people is much lower on his list of priorities than serving Christ. Two things are at stake when the gospel is perverted: one is the glory of Christ; the other is the salvation of sinners.
Therefore, in order to serve Christ — to advance his glory and achieve his saving purpose — Paul must oppose the perversion of the gospel with all his might, whether it pleases people or not. For the glory of Christ Galatians and for the good of those who may yet believe the gospel Galatians , Paul is willing to speak unpleasant truth. The lesson to learn from verse 10 is not that the more people you can displease the more spiritual you are.
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Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage but that of many, that they may be saved. It frees me from having to worry about pleasing one person here and another person there.
It brings unity and integrity to my life. When you live to please only one person, everything you do is integrated because it relates to that one person. Shall I go to this movie? Read this book?
Make this purchase? Take this job? Go out on this date? Marry this person? What a freeing thing it is to know that there is one person who is to be pleased in every decision of life — Jesus. Sometimes pleasing him will please others.
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