Sunday, June 9, 2013

Galatians (Bible in 90 Days)

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Paul wrote a letter to the churches of Galatia (which he founded during his first missionary journey) to address a “pressing” controversy of believers. The question was the relationship new believers should have to obey Jewish laws.

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In this time, the first Christian believers were Jewish converts who mostly still followed the Jewish laws. People with this mindset were known as “Judaizers,” who taught that Gentile believers must obey the Jewish law to be saved. Paul refuted the Judaizers, explaining that to believe in Christ meant true freedom—salvation is acquired through the grace of God to those who believe.

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(Galatians 6:9)
Paul confronted this issue many times as the church formed and grew. The Jerusalem council would later resolve the issue. In the meantime, Paul collected his discussed the authenticity, superiority and freedom of the gospel.

“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery of the law.” Galatians 5:1

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Galatians rejoices our Christian freedom. We have liberty in Christ that gives us power over sin and law. We are free to love and serve our living Lord and each other.
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