The next Sabbath day, nearly the whole city came to hear the word of God Acts 13:44. Without faith God forfeits His glory, wisdom, truth, and mercy in us. So he has the operation and as soon as the cut is made, the Holy Spirit is poured out upon him. Paul and the preachers were at one in proclaiming that what God had accomplished through Jesus the Messiah in terms of justification and the gift of the Spirit was for both Jews and Gentiles. In Christ I find my feet.
But have we been told the truth by well-meaning communicators of the Holy Scriptures or has the Word been woefully misinterpreted by all but a few people? Having just demonstrated that the Law enslaved, he points out that the Galatians, too, had experienced slavery as pagans worshipping false gods 4:8-9. Paul's stance constitutes a major contrast to the position of , whose group in Jerusalem adhered to the observance of Torah. But in South Galatia the situation was radically different. Many if not most of the Pharisees that had come to Christ were indeed courageous, willing to put their life on the line, Pharisees like Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. Thereafter, a series of kings ruled the area until 25 B.
I know from personal experience! The Scripture has confined all under sin : Paul paints a picture of imprisonment. They never really broke ranks with the non-believer Pharisaic group. Sometimes the best witness a lot of us ordinary believers have is that of our own particular deliverance, better than the best spiritual orator. How do I apply this? Basically, the Judaizer-legalists were unsaved Jews who sought to maintain a corrupt form of Judaism and to impose some perverted legal forms of that religion upon the early churches. Introduction: There Is Only One Gospel Galatians 1:6-10 ¶ 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly turning yourselves away from the Christ who called you to be in grace for a different gospel, 7 which is not even another gospel; unless there are some who are throwing you into confusion and are intending to pervert the gospel of Christ. Indeed, this may well have been almost subconscious in Gal.
Both the basic thesis doctrine and the experiential outworking human orientation to the doctrine of Christianity are illustrated in the simple, yet marvelous, expression of Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ, and no longer I myself live, but Christ lives in me, and that life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith which has as its object the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me my translation. Did you receive the Spirit through the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Jerome says that the Jews suppressed it, lest it should appear that they were bound to perform all things that are written in the book of the law. After all, Jesus, who was circumcised himself, had never exempted anyone from circumcision; and the real apostles at Jerusalem kept the feasts and the food laws. Paul is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding and the during the. Galatia was the area where on his first missionary journey Paul established the congregations in Pisidia Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe see Acts 13:14-14:28. Miracles are wrought by faith.
Paul had visited these cities on his first missionary journey. If Galatians is dated c. Indeed, what troubled Paul about Galatia was not necessarily the same as what troubled Paul about Rome or Corinth or Philippi. Barnabas brought Paul to Peter and James. When Paul learned that this heresy was being taught to the Galatian churches, he composed an epistle to emphasize our liberty in Christ and to counter the perversion of the gospel that the Judaizers promoted. Regarding our standing before God in Jesus, every dividing line is erased. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
Jesus bought us out from under the curse of the law. It is not difficult to determine the theme of Galatians. Some say, the brilliant mind that he was and that is true, he was brilliant , that he combined the Mosaic system and Greek philosophy and came up with Christianity. Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?. There were several references to the life of Paul which can easily be harmonized with the Book of Acts.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. What Did Paul Write And Why Did He Write it? All who put their faith in Jesus Christ are sons of Abraham ; but Abraham has his spiritual sons and his genetic sons, and God has a plan and a place for both. In particular, the Judaizers insisted on as a requirement for Gentiles who wished to be saved. With the proper emphasis on Christ and his Spirit within, the outward will take care of itself! Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee. This necessitates a date for the first missionary journey of around 47-48 A.
Galatians 5-6: Then, because the teachings of the Judaizers were working havoc in the lives of the Galatian Christians, he found it necessary to introduce some corrective measures emphasizing the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Christian, which he does in chapters five and six. Thus, Paul would have visited the region on his second missionary journey cf. This would only be true if these churches were founded on the first missionary journey, for Barnabas and Paul split up before the second journey began. In sum, the south Galatian theory, though not unassailable, seems by far the most satisfactory. Such is the thrust of Galatians 5.
They seem to have been composed mainly of gentile converts. Do you wish to be enslaved to them all over again? At stake especially is Christian liberty, for as Paul has repeatedly shown, the Law enslaves. The promise, on the other hand, is unilateral; man is not a party to it. So he traveled south through what is now Jordan, and into the desert of Saudi Arabia. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. When word of this got back to Paul, the seriousness of the situation moved him to write the Epistle to the Galatians, since for some reason he could not visit them in person 4:19, 20. Condemnation of the Judaizers 6:12-16 1.