Brief Summary Of Galatians
The Epistle to the Galatian church is the jubject of this Bible study
Excerpt From The Bible Brief: (By Permission)
In this letter to the Galatian church, Paul is up against the ‘Judaizers’ that is to say; Jews who have converted to Christianity but still place value in the old laws of The Torah – particularly circumcision.
In the first chapter he expresses amazement that they have so easily reverted back to the ‘old ways;’ a system of salvation through the keeping of the law.
From verse 11 of the first chapter he goes on to defend his Ministry and his calling, taught to him by direct revelation from Jesus Christ (Ch.1:12). He condemns even Peter and Barnabas for being a hypocrite and siding with the Jewish faction (Ch.2:11-14), and continues in the following chapters to emphasize with great earnestness the salvation they have received.
It is a salvation based on grace and faith (Ch.3 onwards), and has no connection to the works of the law to which they were once subject.
He finishes his letter by encouraging them to ‘bear one another’s burdens’ and in this way alone ‘fulfill the law of Christ.’ (Ch.6)