Monday, January 7, 2019

Tried and True


I am shocked that you have so quickly turned from God, who chose you because of his wonderful kindness. You have believed another message,  when there is really only one true message. But some people are causing you trouble and want to make you turn away from the good news about Christ.  I pray that God will punish anyone who preaches anything different from our message to you! It doesn't matter if that person is one of us or an angel from heaven.  I have said it before, and I will say it again. I hope God will punish anyone who preaches anything different from what you have already believed.

Galatians 1:6-9

With some regularity, companies will advertise a "New and Improved" version of their product!  It is a way to entice people who already own one to buy the latest edition!

The Gospel today is the same as it was on the day that Jesus rose from the grave.  There is no "New and Improved" when it comes to the story of Jesus.  Theologians don't discover some new truth that makes our understanding of the Gospel superior to earlier generations.  

The Love of Christ applied to my desperate situation through His death the Cross as He makes a way for me to live with Him forever in Heaven is the beginning and end of the Gospel Story.  There is and can be nothing else!

If you are searching the Scriptures to find more, you will be certainly disappointed and perhaps even led astray.  The cliche "New and Improved" does not apply to the Gospel, but the phrase "Tried and True" does apply.  The Gospel has been TRIED by millions of men and women over the centuries and it is most certainly TRUE!

"Thank You Jesus that we don't have to keep looking for the latest version of the Gospel!  I know that Version 1.0 of the Gospel is all there is or ever will be!  May Your Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."   

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