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Salvation to the Nations

The Risen Jesus declared, “ All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me, therefore, go and make disciples of all nations! ” As the exalted Sovereign over all things, he dispatched his disciples to announce his Lordship and the Good News of salvation to the “ uttermost parts of the Earth .” The era of salvation commenced with his death and resurrection; therefore, the offer of reconciliation must be heard on the Earth until the moment the Son of Man arrives “ on the clouds of Heaven .”

A Different Gospel

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians begins with a stern warning. What some believers were contemplating amounted to replacing the true Gospel with a false one. To turn from the “ faith of Jesus Christ ” to circumcision and other “ works of the law ” as the basis for justification meant abandoning the Gospel preached by Paul and the other Apostles. And there is a lesson here for all followers of Jesus, a warning of the dangers posed by any deviation from the apostolic tradition.