The Gospel Not According to Man (Sun. Dec. 27)

Christ is born! Glorify Him! The word of the day is “revelation.”  In our reading of Galatians 1:11-19, St. Paul insists that the Gospel that he preaches did not come from any human source.  He writes, “I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation  of Jesus Christ (vs. 12). Paul declares that “His” Gospel was not “according to man” (vs. 11 OSB).  The Greek term for “according” means “to come down in place or time” (Strong’s  #2596, 128).  Thus, the Gospel did not come from any human being, nor was he taught it.  Accordingly, the Oxford Annotated Bible translates that “it is not of human origin” (vs. 11 OAB). Revealed in…