Through the course of our lives we will experience many changes. We may change careers, homes, boyfriends or girlfriends – we may even have a midlife crisis and realize half way through life that we need a major change because either we believe we’ve squandered our life, or we don’t like the way it’s headed. But there is one thing we should never change… ever. And that is our belief in the gospel Jesus taught and proclaimed. In Galatians 1, verses 6 through 8 we find these words:
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!"
Unfortunately, there may be some who desert the gospel as soon as they feel it “isn’t working for them”, or they feel a bit of persecution for their belief. Or maybe like in Galatians some are turning to a different gospel or a twisted version of the truth made to conform to the standard of the world instead of the standards of our holy God. But we shouldn’t treat our belief in the bible like we do other things in our life that we may change for this reason or that. And we shouldn’t let ourselves become confused when we hear people pervert the gospel to fit their own belief system. From cradle to grave, in as much as possible, we need to always follow the teachings of Jesus.
We should never desert the gospel of Jesus Christ or let ourselves become confused by those who pervert the gospel. Instead, we should become scholars of the bible and test what we hear from even the most trusted of sources. And we should never try to bend the words of the bible to confirm to the world. As it says in Galatians, “even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” So, I encourage you to take the words of the bible the way they were intended to be received, as holy infallible scriptures, from the mind of our God and creator.