Day 85/260: Read Galatians 1
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” There is so much truth in that statement.
The apostle Paul marveled that his brethren were turning away from the truth of the gospel; he was astonished they were being fooled. Still today, folks are being fooled by false teachers who are teaching something that sounds like the truth, but they are leaving so much out.
Paul was not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16). He didn’t shy away from the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (Acts 20:26). And he warned that those who refused to preach the same message—those who perverted the gospel—were in eternal danger. On top of that, they were causing others to turn away from the truth.
If a preacher tries to persuade you that the Bible doesn’t really say what the Bible says, or attempts to explain away clear commands (such as the command to be baptized), then he is not teaching the truth. No one has the authority to change what has been revealed—not the Pope, not Joseph Smith, not even “an angel from heaven.”
Accept the truth. Trust Jesus and obey Him. Reject those who try to draw you away from Christ “to a different gospel.”
Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)
Mark 16:16. “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
Pray for the wisdom to discern right from wrong, using the good sense God gave you to reject those who teach error.