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Bible Text: "I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ." (Galatians 1:6-7)

Paul seems amazed not so much that they are turning away (this might alarm him, but not amaze him), but that they are turning away so soon. Paul gets right down to business, essentially saying “We need to talk.” They are turning away from a Person (from Him who called you) as they turn to a false idea (to a different gospel).

To turn away from the true gospel is always to turn away from the Person of Jesus Christ. Also connects their turning away to a turning away from the principle of grace.  However the Galatians were turning, it was away from the grace of God, not towards it.
It is hard for us to understand sometimes, but there is something about the message of the true gospel that is deeply offensive to human nature.

To understand this, we should first understand what the true gospel is.

Notice that Paul is really not contending for the gospel of Paul, though it is his gospel also.

But Paul’s gospel was only worth defending and fighting for because it was in fact the gospel of Jesus.

“You have one business on earth – to save souls.”

You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.

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