Thursday, August 14, 2008

An Angel From Heaven

Let’s pick up our study today in Galatians 1:8-9, “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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” It doesn’t matter who preaches it, if it is contrary to the Bible and the gospel it contains, it’s wrong. And the messenger of that wrong gospel will be judged. It’s just that people can be very vulnerable because someone or something looks “religious”.

We see examples of this in the Bible. One such example is in the book of Job when he was speaking with Eliphaz where it says, “Now a thing was secretly brought to me…In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling…Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? (Job 4:12-17). Arrogant Eliphaz is saying that he supposedly received something from a “spirit” that told him that Job was not just before God. It sounded very spiritual, but it was completely off base because Job 1:1 had already said, “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.”

Another example happened in 1823 when an angel appeared to a guy named Joe who lived in New York. While Joe lay in bed, this angel revealed to him where he would find a new revelation. The new revelation was inscribed on golden plates that he dug up and transcribed. It is now one of the largest cults in the United States. The only problem is that the message of the plates totally contradicts the Bible and who Jesus said he was. Jesus said that he was God in the flesh and not a created being like Satan. Again, we see a guy who claimed to have a supernatural message, but not the message of the Bible.

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