Beware of Galatianism!

WILL GAYS GO TO HEAVEN?

 

CHAPTER 16

 

Beware of Galatianism!

It is imperative to familiarize yourself with the term Galatianism, it’s meaning, and the damage it does to Christendom.

Galatianism is such an underused and unrecognized term that it requires explanation and elaboration. Do not forget this term and its relevancy in Christendom because Galatianism is like a cancer that has permeated the world, killing the chances for millions of nice folks to know Jesus. Galatianists (those who promote mixing grace with works) insist good deeds must be added to the gift of grace, which makes God’s simple salvation plan confusing and complicated. The mixing of grace with works causes many to believe they are not capable or worthy of being Christians. Works are not necessary for salvation.

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Romans 11:6 (KJV)

Insisting works must be added to grace causes many to believe they are not capable of being Christians. Grace plus works triggers an explosion — bang!

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9

In existence since the beginning of Christian ministry, Galatianism is demonstrated brilliantly by the Great Apostle Paul in the book of Galatians. Although many residents of Galatia had received and accepted the simplicity of the New Covenant (salvation by faith in Jesus’ finished work), self-styled “spiritual men” came on the scene teaching that new Christians needed to add Old Covenant laws to the New Covenant freedom.

The Great Apostle Paul boldly warned those of Galatia about the error of insisting that good deeds must be added to what Jesus had already done. You tell them, Paul!

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Galatians 1:6-7

When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions? Galatians 2:14

How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3

This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:12-14

These passages make it crystal clear that Christians are not saved by following outdated laws. Being a law-abiding person will not elevate anyone to the glory awaiting Christians in the next life.

Galatianism is one of the major reasons people are terrified of Jesus. Pathetically, they have heard that getting into Heaven requires faith plus insurmountable work; they feel they could never live up to the strict requirements, and sadly reject the Good News of Jesus’ free gift.

The world would be brimming with Christians (people who know Jesus personally) if church leaders would teach the truth of the New Testament rather than instill guilt by teaching laws that were demanded in the Old Testament. Faulty teaching causes immeasurable people to reject the astonishing carpenter named Jesus, who died on a cross to forgive all of mankind for their sins.

2 Thoughts on “Beware of Galatianism!

  1. firehundubale@gmail.com on February 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm said:

    Amen salvation is not a reward from my good work;It is a gift from God.

  2. Dan Jordan on November 14, 2014 at 2:59 am said:

    AMEN

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