Category: Galatians

No Other Gospel

Galatians 1:6, 9, “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel.… As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.” Quintilian probably would not have given Paul an “A” for his letter to the Galatians. Quintilian (c. 35–95) was the master of the classical style. If people wanted to know how to write or speak in a refined manner, they read his Institutio...

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Dear Recovering Pharisee

Gal. 1:1–2, “Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia.” Galatians is a letter for recovering Pharisees. The Pharisees who lived during and after the time of Christ were very religious. They were regular in their worship, orthodox in their theology, and moral in their conduct. Yet something was missing. Although God was in their minds and in their actions, he was not in their hearts. Therefore, their religion was little more than...

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