The strongest rebuke by Paul is recorded for us in Galatians 1:6-9~"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 we we have preached unto you let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
If the greatest of the apostles could say that he marveled that the Galatia's churches had so soon been bewitched by false brethren, who hindered them from understanding and receiving the gospel of pure grace through the righteousness of Jesus Christ, then we should not marvel when we see men who are so ignorant of the same gospel that Paul preached and which he so earnestly defended.
One is removed from the truth of the gospel, when he begins to inject works with grace in our legal justification before God. The act of God giving us the gift of righteousness is by one person, Jesus Christ, God's holy Son, and him alone. God does not take lightly those who pervert the gospel of the grace of Christ, which is seem by Paul's curse upon such people. Those who pervert the gospel, are no friends of Jesus Christ, and are enemies to him. Better me to say this, than God at that day~Matthew 7:23.
I affirm base upon the word of God, that salvation from sin and condemnation is totally a gift by God's grace through Jesus Christ. There are no works involved whatsoever on our part. The gospel is good news~to those who have been quicken to spiritual life by the living God. It is a message of grace to them who know themselves to be wicked sinners before the God of heaven. Regeneration is not by the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God, through the righteousness of God's holy Son. Our works of righteousness has not one thing to do with this great salvation. It is a Salvation promised by the oath of Him who can not lie. The gospel of God reveals that we have been forgiven on the behalf of what Jesus did for his people, not what they can do for themselves. That would not be good news! The true gospel has Christ as the main focus, not man. The true gospel is still rejected and despised as much as ever, if not more so. Just wait and see.
To be continue...