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#64-G10 ~ Galatians 1:1 continued

Gary Googe Jun 14

We continue with the laying of our foundation for our study of this great book written to the Galatian believers by the apostle Paul.  I begin by pointing out that most people are not going to heaven.  They could, but they are not! This is all because they have not accepted the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the basis for their salvation.  I Corinthians 15:3-4 spells out clearly this means to eternal salvation.  It was the apostle Paul that God first revealed this message to for us today.  Unlike the twelve apostles, Paul was directed to the Gentiles.  Therefore, he was given a different commission from that of the Twelve Apostles.  Paul’s message was to a heaven-bound people the message while that to the Twelve was for an earthly people.  Old Testament Scriptures speak nothing of a heavenly destination for God’s people.  While most people think these men taught the same thing, they did not.  To fail to understand that distinction leads only to a lot of confusion.  One of the ways that confusion is manifested is by virtue of the fact that there are so many different denominations with a variety of beliefs.  People not understanding that while all Scripture is for us, but not all Scripture is to us or about us, has led to a tremendous amount of confusion and division.  The most important part of this is understanding what God expects of us for salvation.  A clear presentation of that information is only found in the Pauline epistles.

Another important topic of discussion on this video is the subject of apostleship.  My comments on this led into a some statements on the subject of authority.  I make note of the fact that ALL God’s chosen apostles were males.  The principle being that females are never to be placed in authority over adult males. Such is the divine order of things from the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  This is not subject to change.

We then go to Matthew 10 where we have the record of the appointment of the Twelve Apostles.  We see there that certain miraculous abilities were given them.  They were given these abilities to use as proof that God had given them their authority as apostles.  Certainly Satan has been able to counterfeit these gifts in his followers.  There are numerous examples of this in Scripture.

This video ends with an explanation of the differences between Paul’s gospel message and that of The Twelve apostles.  People today are only saved if they put their faith in that gospel that Paul preached.  To follow the gospel of The Twelve DOES NOT provide salvation today, as it once did.  Salvation is provided today only if a person accepts the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as the basis for salvation [I Corinthians 15:1-4].  If you’ve not put your faith in THIS gospel, I hope you will now.

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