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)