Galatians

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Galatians
Book Number 48
Testament New
Number of Chapters 6
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Literary Genre Pauline Epistle
References Used Bibliography: Galatians

The book of Galatians was written sometime between 48 and 56 CE by the apostle Paul to confront a teaching that was encroaching upon what Paul saw as the freedom the Galatians had in Christ. This problem in general was legalism, and in specific was circumcision. The Galatians apparently thought that they would become better Christians by obeying the old laws of the Jews. Paul saw this as an attempt at destroying what Christ had done for them. Therefore, much of this book deals with the relationship between law and grace and our ability to become like Christ, and what living a life for and in Christ truly entails.

Galatians talks a lot about “self” and the self turned inwards, trying to control everything through laws and order. This is contrasted with the self turned outwards, control being given to Jesus in freedom and grace. Paul also spends some time defending himself as being a true apostle and having authority so that the people would accept his message.

In all, the book of Galatians can be called the “Magna Carta” of Christian liberty because it spends so much time emphasizing the freedoms that we have in Christ, especially compared to what we had before.



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Galatians 1, Galatians 2, Galatians 3, Galatians 4