It amazes me how relevant the Bible is to our own time 2000 years after it was written.
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
1. Even if an angel from heaven preaches a different gospel… an angel being the most reliable messenger! Don’t evaluate the message based on the nature of the messenger but rather on the message itself.
2. Am I now seeking the approval of man or God? Am I trying to please mainstream culture and civic religion or am I trying to please God? Am I going to chuck the Bible or pick and choose what I want to believe from the Bible so that I can please man with my faith or will I stand for truth even if culture (man) slanders me?