25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
– What is an altar but a place to worship the Lord? Christ is both where we go to worship God and the way that we should go. (John 14:6) The Lord commanded Israel that they not lift a finger to shape an altar used for worship; it must be kept just as it’s found. The same principle applies to our faith; Christ is polluted if we attempt to add anything to or take anything away from what the Bible says about Him. That was Paul’s warning to the Church at Galatia; not that there was “another gospel”, but rather that the true gospel had been twisted and perverted. (Galatians 1:6-7) Paul’s warning is preserved so that we would not make the same mistake. “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.” (Ecclesiastes 3:14)