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  • 1. BEWARE  THE  FAKE  GOSPEL  
  • 2. YOU’VE  BEEN   GALATIANS  1   DUPED!   You  have  adopted  a  false  gospel  message   DANGER
  • 3. THE BIG STATEMENTS SO FARGALATIANS  1:6-­‐11  I  am  totally  amazed….  So  quickly…..  Desert  the  one  who  called  you….  Turn  to  a  ‘different’  gospel..  
  • 4. THE BIG STATEMENTS SO FARThey  had  adopted  a  new  message  as  if  it  was  the  gospel.  But  it  was….  NOT  THE  GOSPEL  !  
  • 5. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELI  am  totally  amazed  that  you  could  so  quickly  desert  the  one  who  called  you  into  the  grace  of  Christ  and  turn  to  a  different  gospel  
  • 6. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELI  am  totally  amazed  that  you  could  so  quickly  desert  the  one  who  called  you  into  the  grace  of  Christ  and  turn  to  a  different  gospel  
  • 7. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELWhich  is  not  the  same  as  the  gospel  message  you  originally  received.  There  really  is  no  “other”  gospel  message.  
  • 8. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELCertain  people  have  been  causing  trouble  among  you  and  their  aim  is  to  pervert  the  genuine  gospel  of  Christ.  
  • 9. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELCertain  people  have  been  causing  trouble  among  you  and  their  aim  is  to  pervert  the  genuine  gospel  of  Christ.  
  • 10. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELEven  if  we  or  an  angel  from  heaven  should  come  and  proclaim  a  different  gospel  from  the  one  you  received  he  should  be  considered  accursed.  
  • 11. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPELWhen  I  speak  to  you  this  way  do  you  think  I  am  trying  to  please  people  or  God?    If  I  was  ever  found  to  be  trying  to  please  people  I  would  not  be  a  genuine  servant  of  Christ.  
  • 12. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPEL1.  It  doesn’t  make  sense  when  compared    to  the   genuine  gospel.    2.  It  draws  you  away  from  a  relaPonship  with   God  without  you  being  aware  of  it.    3.  It  is  a  different  message,  not  an  addiPon  or   an  improvement.    4.  It  comes  from  people  who  cause  trouble   even  though  they  seem  totally  plausible   and  sincere.      
  • 13. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPEL5.  It  comes  from  people  whose  undisclosed   intenPon  is  to  change  the  message.    6.  N.B.  It  is  different  from  the  message  that   got  you  saved.    7.  It  makes  pleasing  people  more  important   than  truth.  
  • 14. YOU COULD SET THESESEVEN FEATURES UPAS QUESTIONS TO TESTANY MESSAGE THAT ISPREACHED:
  • 15. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPEL1.  Is  this  message  consistent  with  the  message   that  brought  me  to  Christ?    2.  Does  this  message  make  me  more  dependent   on  a  relaPonship  with  God?  3.  It  this  message  the  same  as  the  message  that   brought  me  to  Christ?  4.  Are  the  people  proclaiming  this  message   wanPng  me  to  become  closer  to  Christ  or   closer  to  them?  
  • 16. FEATURES OF THE NON-GOSPEL GOSPEL5.  Are  these  people  wanPng  to  make  me  more   a  part  of  their  movement  or  a  part  of  the   kingdom  of  God?  6.  N.B.  Warning!  Warning!    Is  this  the  same   message  or  a  different  one?    7.  Are  the  people  who  preach  this  message   trying  to  please  people  or  serve  God?  
  • 17. GalaPans  1:11-­‐24  THE SECOND“BIG TICKET” STATEMENT
  • 18. GalaPans  1:11-­‐24  FIRST, SUMMARIZING THEINFORMATION
  • 19. 1. It  is  important  that  you  hear  the   11  I  want  you  to  know,  brothers  and   tesPmony  about  how  I  got  the   sisters,  rst  place.   ospel  message  I   message  in  the  fi that  the  g2. The  message  I  preached  was   as  not  humanly   proclaimed  to  you  w created;  12  I  didn’t  receive  it  and   not  craaed  by  any  individual   person  or  group.   taught  it  in  a  human  way.     was  not  3. The  message  as  given  to  me  by  direct   It  w was  given  to  me  as   revelaPon  from  Jesus  Christ..   a  direct  revelaPon  from  Jesus  
  • 20. 13  I  know  you  have  heard  about  my  4.  I  used  to  be  involved  in   previous  involvement  in  Judaism.    I   tradiPonal  Judaism.   was  so  zealous  that  I  persecuted  the  5.  I  was  so  commibed  God  ahat  was  trying  to   church  of   to  it  t nd   I  tried  to  destroy  tihe  14hurch.  advancing  in   destroy   t.     c  I  was  6.  I  was  on  the  way  ufar  more  than  many  of  my   Judaism   p  the   insPtuPonal  ladder  because  I   contemporaries  because  of  my   wanted  to  defend  tradiPonal   deep  passion  to  preserve  the   Judaism.   ancestral  tradiPons.  
  • 21. 15  But  then  the  God  who  separated  7.  I  met  Jesus  and  realized  who   he  was.  me  from  my  mother’s  womb  8.  Jesus  called  me  to  p  made  h graciously  16roclaim   is  Son  known  to   the  gospel  to  the  GenPles  by  his  grace  to   me.  He  called  me  9.  From  the  very  beginning  J  esus  among  the   proclaim  his  Son  I didn’t  have  any  ceoples  of  the  world.    At  that   genPle  p ontact  with   Pme  I  did  not  confer  with  any  human   anyone  in  the  ChrisPan   church.   person,  17  nor  did  I  go  to  Jerusalem  to  10. Aaer  I  was  saved  I  went   who  were  apostles   learn  from  those   straight  before  me.    Instead  I  went  away  to   to  Arabia  for  three   years  on  my  own.   then  returned  to   Arabia  and   Damascus.  
  • 22. 11. I  did  go    to  Aerusalem  aaer  three  passed  I  did   18   J aer  three  years  had   years  in  Arabia.   Jerusalem  to  meet  with   go  up  to  12. I  stayed  with  Peter  tayed  with  him  for  fiaeen   Peter  and  s13. I  didn’t  days.    with  all  t  that  Pme  I  saw  none   meet   19  But  a of  the  other   apostles.   the  other  apostles  except  James,   of  14. I  did  meet  with  James,  esus.  rother   I  am   the  brother  of  Jthe  b  20  What   of  Jesus.   wriPng  to  you  now  is  the  absolute  15. I  am  telling  you  od  knows  I  am  not  lying  to   truth;  G the  absolute  truth.  16. Aaer  that  visit    to  Jerusalem  Ient  and  lived  in   you.    21 Aaer  that  I  w  lived   in  Syria  the  rCilicia   of  Syria  and  Cilicia.       and   egions  
  • 23. 22  I  was  not  known  personally  to  the  17. No  one  in  Judea  knew  me   churches  in  Judea  who  are  in  Christ.     personally,  but  they  did  hear  about   23  They  did  hear  about  me.  What   me.   they  heard  was  that  the  one  who  18. They  heard  that  I  was  preaching   used  to  persecute  the  believers  was   the  very  message  I  formerly  tried   now  proclaiming  the  gospel  he   to  oppose.   formerly  tried  to  destroy.    24  19. This  news  made  them  give  praise   Because  of  that  they  were  glorifying   to  God.   God  for  what  he  had  done  in  me.  
  • 24. GalaPans  1:11-­‐24  THE SECOND“BIG TICKET” STATEMENT
  • 25. THE REAL GOSPELWILL BE KNOWN BYITS VERIFIABLEESTABLISHED ORIGIN– FROM GOD
  • 26. GalaPans  1:11-­‐24  TAKING MY CONCLUSIONFOR A TEST DRIVE
  • 27. 11  I  want  you  to  know,  brothers  and  sisters,  that  the  gospel  message  I  proclaimed  to  you  was  not  humanly  created;  12  I  didn’t  receive  it  and  was  not  taught  it  in  a  human  way.    It  was  given  to  me  by  direct  revelaPon  from  Jesus  Christ..  
  • 28. 13  I  know  you  have  heard  about  my  previous  involvement  in  Judaism.    I  was  so  zealous  that  I  persecuted  the  church  of  God  and  was  trying  to  destroy  it.    14  I  was  advancing  in  Judaism  far  more  than  many  of  my  contemporaries  because  of  my  deep  passion  to  preserve  the  ancestral  tradiPons.  
  • 29. 15  But  then  the  God  who  separated  me  from  my  mother’s  womb  graciously  16  made  his  Son  known  to  me.  He  called  me  by  his  grace  to  proclaim  his  Son  Jesus  among  the  genPle  peoples  of  the  world.    At  that  Pme  I  did  not  confer  with  any  human  person,  17  nor  did  I  go  to  Jerusalem  to  learn  from  those  who  were  apostles  before  me.    Instead  I  went  away  to  Arabia  and  then  returned  to  Damascus.  
  • 30.  18  Aaer  three  years  had  passed  I  did  go  up  to  Jerusalem  to  meet  with  Peter  and  stayed  with  him  for  fiaeen  days.    19  But  at  that  Pme  I  saw  none  of  the  other  apostles  except  James,  the  brother  of  Jesus.    20  What  I  am  wriPng  to  you  now  is  the  absolute  truth;  God  knows  I  am  not  lying  to  you.    21  Aaer  that  I  went  and  lived  in  the  regions  of  Syria  and  Cilicia.      
  • 31. 22  I  was  not  known  personally  to  the  churches  in  Judea  who  are  in  Christ.    23  They  did  hear  about  me.  What  they  heard  was  that  the  one  who  used  to  persecute  the  believers  was  now  proclaiming  the  gospel  he  formerly  tried  to  destroy.    24  Because  of  that  they  were  glorifying  God  for  what  he  had  done  in  me.  
  • 32. GalaPans  1:11-­‐24  AND PUTTING THATINTO MY SPACE
  • 33. • Into the lifestyle space •  Did  the  gospel  I  first  received  come   from    God  -­‐    verifiable  tesPmony.   •  The  gospel  you  receive  AFTER  THE   GOSPEL  -­‐       •  Does  your  lifestyle  tell  the  story  of  a   tesPmony  of  something  that  is  from   heaven.   •  Does  the  latest  message  have  the   same  tesPmony  as  the  first  message?  
  • 34. BEWARE  THE  FAKE  GOSPEL