Therefore, if a "gospel" which was divinely ordained for one people, is perverted to another, its promises simply cannot be fulfilled.
Consequently, it is "not another" gospel or "good news" for them. And those to whom it is being preached, becomes both disturbed and deceived. Now when this "different gospel" while true for the people for whom it was divinely ordained, was perversely forced upon the Galatians, the Uncircumcision, the "gentiles," its promises could not be fulfilled, therefore, their faith was misplaced and nullified! And on this account Paul doubly emphasized the "curse" or anathema
upon the preachers, saying, "though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you ( Galatians, the Uncircumcision or "gentiles"), than that ye have received
, let him be accursed" (Gal 1:8-9;2:2,7). Now the reason for all this defense is as follows. Paul had gone into Galatia in accord with his divinely ordained commission, bringing the gospel which came to him through a revelation of Jesus Christ" (Gal. 1:11-12 ), for which he
had been separated (Rom 1:1-5),and which he specifically designated "that gospel which I preach
:bgdance:among the gentiles" (Gal 2:2), and "the gospel of the Uncircumcision" ( Gal 2:7) . Later, Christianized Jewish preachers visited the churches of Galatia and "removed" or transferred the believers from the grace of Christ in which they had been called to "a different Gospel" of faith and
works , which was none other than "the gospel of the Circumcision" that was committed unto Peter
for the Circumcision ( Gal 2:7-9 ) Consequently, they were urged to be "circumcised" ( Gal 5: 2-3; 6: 12-13 ), to "observe days, months, seasons and years" ( Gal 4:8-11 ), and to be "zealous for the law" and "live according to the customs of Moses" like as the Jewish believers were demanded by " the gospel of the Circumcision" Gal 3:1-9; 4:19-21; 6:12-15; Acts 21:19-21. Therefore, Paul was moved by "a revelation" to go up to Jerusalem and "communicate, " submit or make known to them—James, Peter and John, who are supposed to be pillars—"that gospel which he
preached among the gentiles" ( Gal 2:1-10). At this meeting, those of repute—James, Peter and John—submitted nothing to Paul ! On the contrary, Titus, being a Greek believer through Paul's ministry, was not permitted to be circumcised, and Paul did not simulate or give place by subjection, not even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with us (Gal 2:1-5 ). Furthermore, at that meeting, it was clearly revealed that Paul had been entrusted with "the gospel of the Uncircumcision, according as Peter of the Circumcision
." And also, "when James, Cephas ( Peter ) and John, who seemed to be pillars, learned of the grace that was given to Paul, they gave to him and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that they should go unto the "heathen" or nations, and they unto the circumcision" ( Gal 2:7-9 ). After this meeting, Paul was moved by the Spirit to write this epistle to the Galatians, that they might be delivered from this disturbance and bondage of the law to which they had been "removed" or transferred from the truth of the gospel of the grace of God, which he had brought them, with its freedom of Sonship through the hearing of faith apart from works of the law
Gal 3: 1-14. He also was quite vehement in his protest against the preacher, invoking the "curse" or anathema
( which was the ancient custom of devoting a person to an expiatory or atoning sacrifice to the gods in order to avert public calamity), upon any man, even himself or a messenger from heaven, who would bring "ANY OTHER GOSPEL TO THEM
( The Galatians, the Uncircumcision or "gentiles")THAN THAT WHICH HE
, PAUL HAD PREACHED TO THEM !" What would Paul say to apostate Christendom if he were here today, when, conservatively speaking, seventy-five % of its teachings, beliefs, customs and practices are drawn from the Circumcision gospel and writings, thus "removing" or transferring believers from the grace of Christ, in which they are called, and consequently distorting the gospel of Christ.
God has clearly and definitely declared that Paul was His chosen vessel to bear His name to the "gentiles" or nations. He entrusted to him the specific gospel for the nations by a revelation of Jesus Christ ( Gal 1:12), namely, "the gospel of the Uncircumcision" (Gal 2:7 ). He was separated and commissioned the apostle, herald and teacher of the nations in knowledge and truth ( Rom 1: 1-5;11:13;15:15-18 ).
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