Fellowship, Grace

Understanding Galatians – Part 6

In the fourth chapter of Galatians, Paul continues to talk about law vs. faith. Again, Paul’s examples and metaphors he uses to make his point are there to teach us how justification through our own performance is futility. Human nature teaches us that nothing is free, why would we think our salvation is any different? This is why the good news of salvation by grace through faith is such a foreign concept for people to grasp. Continue Reading


Understanding Galatians – Part 5

In chapter 3 of the letter to the Galatians Paul starts getting into the meat and potatoes of his argument. Faith over works. Those in my faith-heritage may argue, no his point is faith over works of “the law”. This being a reference only to “old law” or Mosaic Law. But I think as we examine what exactly Paul is saying we will see a principle being taught that exceeds just arguing against circumcision and the Mosaic Law. Continue Reading