There are all kinds of ways to hear the gospel. We may hear it in a church, from someone speaking on TV or radio, or perhaps by direct conversation with another person. ‘Faith comes by hearing’ is a maxim drummed in to us from very early in our Christian journey. We hear, through faith the Spirit enables us to believe, and we cross over that invisible line from unbeliever to believer. The journey begins.
But what if hearing the gospel and receiving the gospel are not the same thing? What if the gospel that now makes its way across the airwaves, or is preached from the pulpit, or is conveyed by word of mouth has become so distorted and limited that it bears hardly any resemblance to the pure and measureless gospel delivered by Jesus Christ Himself?
Paul didn’t mince words when challenging the Galatian Christians with this very question.
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