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Glancing at Galatians pt. 3 / True Revelation comes only from God (Gal. 1:11-12)

September 2, 2011

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As Paul begins this thought, he reiterates that the Gospel did not originate with man. Man made religions emphasize human merit, and the necessity of human works for salvation. Paul’s message did not. Paul’s life had been radically changed, and only God has the power to change lives. If Paul had followed man made philosophies, […]

Glancing at Galatians part 2–Only One Gospel (Gal. 1:6-9)

August 18, 2011

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Paul zealously protected the one true Gospel, and he felt it necessary to protect Christians from false teaching. Paul knew that the souls of the believers in Galatia were at stake, and a soul is worth more than all worldly goods. Mark 8:36–37 (NKJV) 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains […]

Glancing at Galatians 1–The Purpose of the Book

August 13, 2011

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What is the major purpose of the book of Galatians? Galatians is an apologetic work by Paul to defend the doctrine that we are saved by grace alone. In this little book, Paul demolishes the legalistic views of some of the Jews that were in the Galatian church. Paul asserts that salvation is by grace […]