As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. – Gal.1:9-10
I don’t know how this verse does not scare certain “pastors” and/or “priests” half to death. The fact that it doesn’t really informs us that they do not know the Lord.
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, – Gal 1:15-16
How clear a statement of election does one want? How clear a picture of grace, of regeneration, of man having no part in his salvation? – Called by grace. Pleased to reveal his Son. What do people think that means? How can people possibly believe it is different for them?
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works … but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works …, because by works … no one will be justified. Gal.2:15-16
How much more plainly can it be said?