He then traveled to Arabia, and then returned to Damascus, where he remained for three years Galatians 1:17-18. Do Good to All, Especially Believers 6:10 4B. Obviously, an explanation of some kind was in order, and this situation, more than any other single factor, prompted the writing of Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians. This will be addressed later. He makes reference to the first time he preached the gospel in Galatia and how he had fell ill and the Galatians cared for him.
For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law. To it I am as it were in wedlock. Scholars have suggested that this is either the Roman province of in southern , or a large region defined by an ethnic group of Celtic people in central Anatolia. Paul's Letter to the Galatians Paul's Letter to the Galatians by Felix Just, S. Paul Opposed Peter to His Face 2:11 2E. He is the author of all the teachings here, and all materials are available free of charge! Proof 5: The Report of the Churches in Judea 1:22-24 1D. This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.
The Fruit of the Spirit 5:22-23 1E. If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. The members of this faction taught that Christian converts were obliged to observe circumcision and other prescriptions of the. Paul congratulates the Thessalonians on their fidelity to the gospel that he had proclaimed while among them and urges them to remain steadfast in the faith. Indeed, it appears that this argument is more crucial to the North Galatia view; 6 Paul and Barnabas were together on the first missionary journey cf.
Or am I trying to please men? Bruce, Galatian Problems, 4: 252. These church visitors insisted that the law concerning circumcision, as well as the other requirements of the Mosaic Law, was binding on all Christians, including those coming from a Gentile background. Three times in two verses Paul stated in no uncertain terms that whether Jew or Gentile, we are not justified rendered righteous by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ. Life By the Spirit: A Command 5:25 5C. The Purpose of the Law 19 Why then the law? He pronounced a curse on anyone who tries to promote a gospel other than the one he has presented. Instead of rounding up the believers in Damascus when he got there, he began teaching that Jesus is the Son of God, which so angered the Jews that they conspired to kill him. They even went so far as to charge that he was an impostor and was guilty of misleading the membership of the churches.
By Exposing the Legalists 6:11-17 1C. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. The Foundation of the Principle: God Will Not Be Mocked 6:7 2D. Given the apparent correspondence between Acts 15 and Galatians 2, however, this very early date is unlikely. These latter two objections, however, are of no material consequence and can easily be accounted for. Paul's stance constitutes a major contrast to the position of , whose group in Jerusalem adhered to the observance of Torah. They Are Men-Pleasers Only 6:11 2C.
Tenney, Galatians: The Charter of Christian Liberty Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? The General Principle of Sowing and Reaping 6:7-10 1D. For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. The letter to the Galatians was written around C. The Law Was Temporary 3:19a 2C.
Thus it is most likely that Luke Acts 16:6; 18:23 and Paul Gal 1:2 used the term in this way. Paul, invited to work with the Gentile element in the church, was sympathetic to their position. The Lockman Foundation publishes the New American Standard Bible 1977 , La Biblia de las Américas 1986 , the New American Standard Bible Update 1995 , Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy 2005 , and the Amplified Bible 2015. Suffering: In Vain or Not? And finally, there is the problematic question of the relation of the details in Galatians 2:1-10, wherein is a description of one of Paul's visits to Jerusalem, to Luke's record in Acts. This theme is more fully developed in his Letter to the. Paul The Apostle To The Galatians, New Testament writing addressed to Christian churches exact location uncertain that were disturbed by a Judaizing faction within the early Christian church. While accepting that Paul's apostolic anointing was likely only recognized by the Apostles in Jerusalem during the events described in Gal.
Destination and Date To whom is Paul writing this letter? Conclusion Paul's Letter to the Galatians Where, when, why, and by whom Galatians was written as well as the issue, of Paul's authority, addressed by him in his letter and the primary themes are all important in order to understand this book. If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker. You have done me no wrong; 13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; 14 and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself. If one adds up the years Paul mentions in Galatians 1:18 and 2:1, one has 17 years. But he was arguing against the improper use of the Law as the basis by which we are made acceptable to God. To which visit in Acts, if any, does the visit in Galatians 2 relate? Second, it is further difficult to imagine that the Judaizers could have accomplished so much damage, as the letter to the Galatians indicates, if Galatians 2:1-10 refers to the Council.
To Remember Their Relationship with Paul 4:12-20 1D. Chapter 3 exhorts the Galatian believers to stand fast in the faith as it is in Jesus. For example, it is not likely that Gentile Christians or Jewish proselytes would so vehemently stress circumcision 5:2 or that they would boast over those whom they had led to circumcision 6:12. Though Christians have a new freedom, they have no license to sin; rather, they assume a responsibility to live lives in accord with the Spirit of God. Longenecker, Galatians in Word Biblical Commentary, ed.
While Paul considered himself the Apostle to the Gentiles, in fact he first visited the synagogues during his missionary journeys. Ramsay, The Church in the Roman Empire, 97. The Galatian letter was also very hostile where the Roman letter was friendly and joyous Kee, 5th Ed. Galatia also touches on Cabalia in Pamphylia. The Permanence of the Abrahamic Covenant 3:17-18 1D. The Promise of God 15 Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.