The gospel has a distinction that lends itself to distortion. The distortion is to depart from the One who calls us by his grace through Jesus Christ. The distinction is that God gives us grace in Christ without our aiding him in the process. The twisting comes in thinking that man made works can assist or add to the grace of God. Furthermore, we get used to the distortion so that it replaces the reality of the gospel of God’s grace. But the result is that the gospel is traded for another gospel that is no gospel at all.
But the Apostle has taken the words of Deuteronomy 13:12-18 to heart. He inquired, probed and investigated thoroughly the implications of twisting the gospel. And his conclusion is that it ruins fellowship and must be expelled so that the gift of God’s grace leads to a life of thankful obedience, freedom and joy.
His desire is for us to know how we know the truth of God’s grace since this distortion seems logical and feels lik