What I Read Today;
2 Corinthians 11; Mark 15; Isaiah 10; Psalm 43; Leviticus 11-12
Well, that didn’t take long, did it?
Jesus’ ascension had only taken place less than 30 years before Paul writes 2 Corinthians. Already, people are struggling with how believers are to behave and worship. Pretty amazing when you think about it.
Judaizers were former Jews who demanded that new Christians conform to Jewish traditions. They would trouble the church around the Mediterranean until the fall of Jerusalem. Paul battled in Corinthia, Galatia, Ephesus, and elsewhere. Their brand of works righteousness would be talked about in the book of Acts.
While they were the first false teachers to come out of the woodworks, they would not be the last.
To this day, there is a fight going on between orthodox Christians and more liberal Christians. The 20th century saw the rise of the prosperity Gospel. We have new legalism coming at us in some parts of the church. My personnel favorite today is the Gospel of the political party.
The true Gospel is simpler and easier to understand than all of them. We need to focus our lives on turning to Jesus in daily repentance for the forgiveness of our sins. Then we need to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives as we seek to draw nearer to Jesus.
Fads will come and go. Some will be more popular than others. But the true pure Gospel will always come out on top.