Day 5: A Frustrating Departure

Galatians 1:6  :

I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different “good news”;

Did you know that there is only one kind of Christianity that God accepts? That’s what this short verse tells us.

Because the Galatians quickly “updated” their form of Christianity, Paul accused them of quickly deserting God Himself. That is a serious accusation and it comes with real condemnation as we see later.

If different forms of “Christianity” don’t lead to God, how could different religions even come close? Yet that’s what some “Christians” believe today. Paul clearly says there is one “good news” of Christianity that you can either accept or reject. In this letter to the Galatians, Paul goes to great lengths to explain a kind of perverted Christianity that is still very common today.

By believing that Christianity can be modified, you actually make up a different religion and desert God in the process. My pastor says that Satan loves religion. In fact he’d be glad to help us make up one!

Notice that subject of grace, or favor of Christ, comes up again here. This was what the Galatians stopped trusting in as a result of their perverted “Christianity.” Paul will go on in this letter, to explain the nature of grace and how making subtle changes to Christianity can can completely destroy it. When Christianity gets an “upgrade,” it is often grace that is left behind as a result. Why would anyone give up God’s favor for their own form of Christianity? It’s easy to see why Paul thought that this was unbelievable!