Do Not Preach Any Other Gospel!

(Galatians 1:6-9)

Mike Johnson

In Galatians 1, Paul said he marveled because the Galatians were “turning away so soon” to “a different gospel.”  He also pointed out there were some who had troubled them and wanted to pervert the gospel of Christ.  Then (v. 8) he warned, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preached any other gospel to you, than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”  The word translated “accursed” (anathema) is a strong word and refers to deliverance to divine wrath or destruction.  If the apostles, an angel, or “anyone” (v. 9), preached a different gospel, Paul said, “let him be accursed.”  There is only one gospel, and no one should try to change it.  Authority from God’s Word is essential for any belief or practice, and we have no right to pervert the teaching of God’s Word.