Different Gospel or Difference Gospel? Galatians 1
Different Gospel (1:6) • Counterfeit • Confusing • Condemning • John 14:6 • Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
2 Peter 2:1-3 • But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
Difference Gospel (1:11-24) • Source • Substance • Strength
1. Transcendent (1:11-12) • Divine Authority • Jude 3, 4
2. Truth (1:20) • "New" Tolerance • John 17:17 • Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
3. Transforming (1:22-24) • Paul - Fact or Fiction? • Us - Conformed or Transformed? • Matthew 17 • Romans 12:2 • Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.