One and only Gospel
We often hear people referred to the Gospel, it seems that different people have different point of view. Is it really hard to understand definition of gospel? Actually, gospel means good news from old English. In Corinthians 1(15:3-4), the passage says: “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.” Why this is a good news? Because Jesus died for our sins, paid our sin and our sin should be punishment by the law, but Jesus saved us.
When I reading through Galatians I aware many times Paul uses the word "gospel" in the passage, Paul give so much attention to the gospel in these chapters. The Galatians were in danger of leaving behind the most important thing given them - the gospel - for something else - the old law. In chapter1:6-10. Paul's gospel is a singular in number. The reality of Paul's gospel is that there is one gospel to be preached and received. Because there is one gospel, the rule is that there is to be no other gospel preached or received. Preaching another gospel will result in drifting, a different gospel, trouble and perversion, the pronouncement of anathema, and the pleasing of men, not God.
And then, in chapter1:6-10. Paul's gospel is divine in origin. The reality of Paul's gospel is that it came through Jesus Christ, not man. Because the gospel is divine in origin, the rule is that Jesus' gospel is to be preached, not man's gospel. The result of preaching a divine gospel is that man does not need to be consulted, the faith is preached, and God is glorified.
In Galatians, chapter 2:1-10 talks about Paul's gospel is united in its benefits and demands. The reality of Paul's gospel is that the benefits and demands of the gospel are the same for the Gentile and Jew alike. Because the gospel is the same for the Gentile and Jew alike, the gospel is to be...