What Is the False Gospel in Galatians?

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Thomas Schreiner

Thomas R. Schreiner is an American New Testament scholar. He is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Int...


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It doesn't take too long for Paul to get to the heart of the issue in his letter to the Galatians. He's concerned that they're abandoning Jesus' grace and turning to a different gospel--a false gospel. Paul doesn't mince words when it comes to Judaizers coming in and undermining the work he has done in Galatia. In this letter, we see Paul at his strongest and most aggressive. There is no room for a gospel that strays from the grace of Christ. As we will see, Paul feels so strongly about the good news that has been preached to the Galatians that he calls down a curse upon anyone who would dare to proffer an alternative gospel. What can we learn about this alternative gospel from Galatians 1:6-10? What do we do when people come to us today with divine revelation that seems to contradict the gospel that Paul so ardently followed and preached? In his online course on Galatians, Thomas R. Schreiner interprets the way Paul differentiates the two gospels in this epistle's opening. This video is adapted from Schreiner's course.

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Bible References

Galatians 1:6–10

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