Topics: Christianity, New Testament, Paul of Tarsus / Pages: 4 (981 words) / Published: Apr 27th, 2017
The book of Galatians was a book undoubtedly written by the apostle Paul, a man who was radically changed by God. Paul wrote this epistle to the churches in southern Galatia after having a part in starting these churches on his first missionary journey to Asia Minor. Paul had a close relationship with these churches that he built, to the point that he had an incredible impact on these churches from the time they were created. During this time period, the Galatian churches were having controversy with people who were converts, as they were being led through deception. Paul, to set things straight, wrote a letter to these churches to lead them down the path of truth. After Paul went on his first missionary journey, he went back to Antioch. As …show more content…
Galatians 5:19-21 talks about sins that keep us from inheriting, or become heir to, the kingdom of God. You are actually saved from that. Paul, in Galatians 5:22-23 wrote, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law,” (HCSB).
Galatians is a good book for every Christian to read and to transform knowledge into action. This letter written by Paul speaks to me in every different way. First, it opened my eyes to false teaching. The churches of Galatia were being deceived into believing they had to follow the Mosaic law to be a Christian. It is important for Christians in today’s world to know what God’s word has to say. When we know God’s word, it will then become easier to recognize false teaching. If Paul didn’t know God’s word or what God was talking to him about, then he may have not been aware of this false teaching.
Next, it gives us a clear visual of hope. We all sin, and through that, we deserve to burn in hell. However, God’s grace is greater than all our sins! Even beyond Galatians, if you look at the life of Paul, he was saved by the grace of Christ. This was a man who was so deceived to the point of persecution. Not only did he persecute other Christians by imprisoning them and killing them, but he also persecuted Christ by showing such hostility towards his

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