Paul wrote to the Galatians to try to keep them faithful to the gospel. He opened with some harsh words: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-8).
Some word definitions will help us understand the passage better. “Removed” means “to abandon an association; to abandon one’s loyalty to.” “Pervert” means “to cause a change of state, with emphasis upon the difference in the resulting state; transform.” Paul proves it is possible to turn away from the gospel, and when one does, they are “accursed” or doomed to destruction.
Can we pervert the gospel and all end up at the same place; i.e., heaven? Denominations believe that they can pervert the gospel endlessly without any repercussions, but this is not true. Perversions such as miraculous gifts still existing today, once saved always saved, denying the essentiality of baptism, inherited depravity, the Holy Spirit personally indwelling in us apart from the word, etc., all transform the gospel into something different than what is found in the New Testament.
For those who do so, Paul says they are doomed! Are you willing to take that serious of a risk with your eternal destiny? If you would like to study the scriptures about these topics or more, please contact us.