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Definition of DESERTION:

I.

11/14/2017
OVERCOMERS
DESERTERS
Passage: Galatian 1:6 -7
file:///C:/Users/JAIMEB~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all….[1]
Definition of DESERTION:
μετατίθεμαι ἀπό: (an idiom, literally ‘to change from’) to abandon an association—‘to turn away from, to abandon one’s loyalty to[2]
The term behind deserting (metatithēmi) was used of military desertion, which was punishable by death during time of war, much as in modern times. The Greek verb is reflexive, indicating that the act is voluntary[3]
The verb itself was used in secular literature of military desertions, of political revolts, of changes in religious opinion, of defections in morals, and so on.[4]

I. FOR THE RAPIDITY OF THE DESERTION

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting”

A. Without enemy pressure

B. Without analysis of the situation

C. Without consulting

II. FOR THE LOST IN THE DESERTION

“Deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ”

A. The call of the Father

B. The communion with the Father

C. The grace of the Father

III. FOR WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IN THE DESERTION

“and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all…”

A. A gospel not supported

B. A gospel not preached

C. A non-existent gospel

[2] Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: based on semantic domains (electronic ed. of the 2nd edition., Vol. 1, p. 448). New York: United Bible Societies.
[3] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1983). Galatians (p. 13). Chicago: Moody Press.
[4] Vaughan, C. (2005). Galatians (p. 20). Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press.
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