Meditation on Galatians 1:1-17

Untitled, Paper Cutout, Phillip Schwartz


I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed! Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

We have a moral obligation to seek the truth and to proclaim the truth. When we are told lies we must name them. We must call out the person who told them for what they are. One who lies is a liar. They cannot change the truth to suit their purpose and we must never let them succeed in their deception. Those who would pervert the truth damage society and sow cynicism and doubt. We must not think that this is normal or allow ourselves to become complacent in seeking the truth. As our Savior told us, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.

Phillip Schwartz


One thought on “Meditation on Galatians 1:1-17

  1. The truth of our strength together in Christ is what is keeping me centered and at least somewhat sane. Thank you for your reflections and for sharing your strength with me and all of those who read this. Together we will continue to know and speak the truth in Jesus name, no matter what lies we face.

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