Gee,The difference between the apostle Paul,pope and modern day false teachers

Gee,The difference between the apostle Paul,pope and modern day false teachers

Galatians 1:

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 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.

10 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 no

Apostle Paul and his teachings are under the authority of God’s word

To be accepted if it conforms too or rejected if it deviates away from Christ…

Paul lays down, in the strongest possible language, a plumb line for judging all truth claims, whether external (from teachers, writers, thinkers, preachers) or internal (feelings, sensations, experience). That standard is the gospel that he (and all the other capital-A Apostles) received from Christ and taught, and which is found in this letter and throughout the rest of the Bible. “If we … should preach a gospel other than the one … let him be eternally condemned” (v 8). Here is how to judge external authorities such as human teachers, or human institutional leaders, or even ordained officers in a church hierarchy. It is remarkable that by saying “we”, Paul includes himself as a human authority. He is saying that he must be rejected if he ever says: I’ve changed my mind about what the gospel is. As he’ll tell us, the gospel did not come to him through a process of reasoning and reflection; it was received, not arrived at. So he is not free to alter it through reasoning and reflecting. In Galatians 2, Paul will tell us that his gospel was confirmed by others who had also gotten the message by revelation from the risen Christ. This apostolic consensus—this original Christ-given “gospel deposit”—is therefore the touchstone for judging all truth claims, from the outside and the inside. This is very important. Paul is saying in verse 8 that even his apostolic authority derives from the gospel’s authority, not the other way around. Paul is telling the Galatians to evaluate and judge both him as an apostle and his teaching with the biblical gospel. The Bible judges the church; the church does not judge the Bible. The Bible is the foundation for and the creator of the church; the church is not the foundation for or creator of the Bible. The church and its hierarchy must be evaluated by the believer with the biblical gospel as the touchstone or plumb line for judging all truth claims. Nor is the final plumb line for truth our personal experience. We do not judge the Bible by our feelings or convictions; we judge our experiences by the Bible. That means that if an angel literally showed up before a crowd of people and taught that salvation was by good works (or anything except faith alone in Christ alone), you should literally kick the angel out (v 8)! When Paul says: “If we or an angel…,” he gives a sweeping summary of proper Christian “epistemology”—how we know what is true. Why it Matters We noticed at the start of this chapter that Paul’s tone is uncompromising, to say the least! But that’s because the gospel is something we need to be uncompromising about. That’s because, first, a different gospel means you are deserting the one who called you (v 6). To abandon gospel theology is to abandon Christ personally. What you do in theology eventually affects your experience. In other words, a difference in your understanding of doctrine leads to a difference in your understanding of who Jesus is—and means it’s questionable whether you really know Him at all.(Tim Keller

Pope and modern day false teachers declares I get authority first to the throne I have stolen from God

And I give authority,interpretation,prophecy and teaching I claim to be the gospel….


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