In Galatians 1, Paul is having to reteaching basic Christian doctrine because of Judaizers who wanted Gentile Christians to first take part in Jewish religious rituals/customs before becoming Christians; things like circumcision and Sabbath keeping. Paul says this in Galatians 1:8 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”

Some of the strongest language Paul could use is used here. Today, the American church wants to be softer on different outlooks. Paul, here, says that adding works to grace is not only wrong but that person is condemned to Hell.

Pastor John Samuel Barnett talks about the safety of being secured in Christ. Is there anything you are attempting to add to your own salvation that gives you even the slightest sense of accomplishing it on your own? Or worse yet, are you teaching others to add to salvation by grace alone by Christ alone in faith alone?
(From 2014DEC28 – FTF-13 – Opening & Enjoying the Greatest Christmas Gift Of All – The One God Gave)