We just begin today a men’s study in Galatians. We meet at the Bella Vita on the West side of Snake River in Idaho Falls. Study time starts at 7:00 am and continues for an hour. You all are welcome to join us.
Last summer, I appreciated how Jessica sought to stir some study in Galatians among LDS and evangelicals.
So one of the brothers in our group brought a brand new ESV Study Bible. In our introduction today, he pointed out the study note below Galatians 1:8-9,
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.
The study note reads,
The gospel is unchanging. Thus Paul pronounces a curse of final judgment on those who proclaim or receive a different gospel. Even in he himself, or an angel from heaven, were to preach such a gospel, the Galatians should reject it. Mormonism is an example of a religion that is based on revelation supposedly given by an angel and that teaches a gospel different from justification by faith alone in the substitutionary death of Christ.
Would you like to discuss this? I think the book of Galatians is the Christian Declaration of Independence for Southeastern Idaho.