Galatia

{LETTER TO THE GALATIANS}
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"Jesus, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father."
  1. The Controversy at Galatia - An Overview - {PDF Copy} - (A overview of the disputes in the churches of Galatia and Paul's responses)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 - Paul began his letter to the Galatians on an apocalyptic note)
  3. Proclaiming Another Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The Judaizing opponents of Paul at Galatia preached a different message and a different – Galatians 1:6-12)
  4. Circumcision, A Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has changed fundamentally)
  5. Paul's Propositional Statement - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents at GalatiaGalatians 2:15-21)
  6. Having Begun in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentile Christians are accepted by God – Galatians 3:1-4)
  7. Doing the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Anyone who is under the Law of Moses is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals – Galatians 3:10)
  8. The Promise of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The “promise of the Spirit” is part of the “blessing of Abraham” promised to the nations, and those who receive it become the “children of Abraham)
  9. The Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true “seed” of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  10. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (If a man is not justified from the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given through Moses at Mount Sinai?  Galatians 3:19)
  11. The Jurisdiction of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (According to Galatians, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached its termination point with the arrival of Jesus, the “seed” of Abraham)
  12. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law means rebuilding the wall between Jew and Gentile, but “you are all one in Christ)
  13. Redeemed and Adopted - {PDF Copy} - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point. Therefore, Christians are no longer under it, and instead, are “in Christ)
  14. Rudiments of the World - {PDF Copy} - (The new Messianic Age dawned in Jesus Christ. Calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the old order - Galatians 4:8-11)
  15. This Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people)
  16. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (From the start, the promise of the Spirit has been integral to redemption and the Covenant of God with His people)

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Photo by Ken Cheung on Unsplash