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Let Him Be Anathema...



Anathema:
1Corinthians 16:22 "If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ,
let him be Anathema."



Anathema... 
the meaning of...
'Let him be cursed, excluded from the kingdom of GOD. To be banned or excommunicated'.



Have you ever seen two Bible verses, back to back, which say essentially the same thing? No? Well, here are a pair...

Galatians 1:8, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a Gospel to you other than that which we have preached to you,
let him be Anathema."

Galatians 1:9, "As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone preach a Gospel to you other than that which you have received,
let him be Anathema."

Now, why do you suppose St. Paul repeated himself in Gal 1:8-9? Why does anyone purposely repeat him or herself, except to drive home a very important point? We humans are usually good at hearing, but are sometimes poor at listening.
St. Paul stressed the very important point, that if you do not preach the truth, you have separated yourself from the kingdom of GOD.


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