Life is hard when the rules are changing all the time. Can you imagine if in your neighborhood, every few days, they change the speed limit? So you’re driving along every day at 35 miles an hour, all of a sudden, one day you get pulled over by a policeman, you’re given a ticket, because you were driving 35 and a 25. They changed it and you didn’t know.
Well, God wants us to know when it comes to the gospel, it will never change. The good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again, is God’s prescription for our salvation. That will never change, rules change, ideas, change, cultures change, but the gospel of Jesus Christ will not change. And because of that, we can be rooted deeply in assurance of our salvation.
So listen to what Paul said about it. Because it’s true. If you look at the history of Christianity, every once in awhile somebody comes along with a new gospel. Be careful. Listen to what he said. Galatians one starting with verse six, 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 isn’t 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 preach to you, let him be a cursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone is preaching to you, a gospel contrary to the one you receive, let him be a cursed.
Paul made it very clear. Even if an angel from heaven, that would be pretty convincing. It might sound good, and that’s been the basis by the way for some of the cults. But even if an angel from heaven comes preaching any other gospel, he says in very strong language, let him be a cursed.
Why? Because God wants us to have assurance that the truth of the gospel that tells us that faith in Jesus Christ alone is the means of salvation. He wants us to have that assurance so that there’s no doubt no wavering, and we can proudly proclaim our Savior as the savior of all mankind.