-------------------- -------------------- Interactive Bible study with John Piper. He received the gospel in a dramatic, direct revelation when He encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus. They were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy.” If Paul did not learn the essential content of the gospel from any man, then it was also true that the early Christians were slow in learning just who Paul was in Jesus. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. i. For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. a. This is why Jesus had to give Himself. But that is like discussing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. (Gal 1:7) Three facts about this different gospel brought to the Galatians. I did not understand his purpose. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead Let him be accursed: Paul seems to have in mind the solemn curses pronounced by God upon those who break His covenant (Deuteronomy 27). All they really knew was that he had been dramatically converted - for which they glorified God. g. I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood: Additionally, upon his conversion, Paul did not immediately confer with flesh and blood (even the eminent apostles in Jerusalem) to discover the content of the gospel. By what authority did Paul preach the gospel and claim to be an apostle? (Morris). ii. "This is the sole instance where St. Paul omits to express his thanksgiving in addressing any church." Which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. Lewis Sperry Chafer. Unfortunately, many of those who seek a new revelation will find it – and find deception that draws them away from Jesus Christ (like a young Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church). Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Galatians Chapter 1 Vs. 1-5- Greetings! An approximate date of a.d. 50 is often given. Prophets d. And all the brethren who are with me: Paul gives greetings from all the brethren who are with him; but the use of I in the letter (such as in Galatians 1:6) shows that it was not really a "team effort" written by Paul and his coworkers. We may not be able to know and it doesn’t really matter, because this is a letter that has something to say to every Christian. i. (Wuest). -------------------- Grace to you and peace: This is Paul's familiar greeting, drawing from the traditional greetings in both Greek (grace) and Jewish (peace) cultures. “It is clear that Paul intended his words to have a wide circulation in the region of Galatia. -------------------- The first thing he says about Jesus is that He gave Himself for our sins. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. Or do I seek to please men? General Epistles It is only bad news, so it really isn’t a ‘different good news.’ It is bad news. C. The Divine source of the gospel Paul preached. c. There are some who trouble you: Those who brought this "other gospel" to the Galatians brought them trouble. h. Then after three years: Paul did not learn the gospel from the apostles, because he had been a Christian for three years before he even met the apostles Peter and James. (Gal 1:1-2) The writer and the readers. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:13 “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. Galatians has been called the "Declaration of Independence of Christian liberty." Those who promoted this different gospel perhaps said, “We know our message is different than Paul’s message. "The word apostle as Paul uses it here does not merely refer to one who has a message to announce, but to an appointed representative with an official status who is provided with the credentials of his office." Among all the other writers of the New Testament, it is only used 55 times. GALATIANS 1:1-12 1 Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father ii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. The word for in this passage clearly has the idea of substitution. From Him who called you in the grace of Christ also connects their turning away to a turning away from the principle of grace. And if his concern was not first to please Jesus Christ, then he was not a bondservant of Christ. He has his truth, and we have ours. Paul certainly had the gospel right away, because he was both saved and began to immediately preach the message Jesus gave him (Acts 9:20-22). First, the gospel offends our pride. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Some believe that Galatians was written from Syrian Antioch in 48-49 after Paul's first journey and before the Jerusalem council meeting (Ac 15). -------------------- 1. a. Or on account of my pharsaical religion? in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. General Epistles 1. ii. Introduction to the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. It was more than just not listening to them. “It is unfortunate that... our English translations should so consistently fail to give this word its true meaning, thereby encouraging the false conception of Christian ‘service’ (as something essentially voluntary and part-time) so characteristic of modern religious idealism. Third, the gospel offends our knowledge. ii. He has his truth, and we have ours. Our sins had put us on a road to ruin and destruction. (Robertson), ii. iii. Acts 8:1-3 and 9:1-2 describe Paul's energetic persecution of Christians. It is unique in its circulation, being the most published and popular book ever. c. But when it pleased God: Paul did not come to Jesus because any man decided that he should. Galatians 1:1-3. Or do I seek to please men? He wanted to tell the Galatians straight out that atonement for sins and perfect righteousness are not to be sought anywhere but in Christ … So glorious is this redemption that it should ravish us with wonder." Murderers, adulterers, thieves disguise themselves. Minor Prophets The New Testament So out of love, Jesus gave Himself for our sins! “Note the resourcefulness of the devil. The church in Galatia. By what authority did Paul preach the gospel and claim to be an apostle? Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. Prophets i. Paul probably lived in some quiet desert place outside of Damascus. Minor Prophets They were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy." Galatians 1 – Challenging a Different Gospel A. Major Prophets Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. A. Luke-Acts (Morris), ii. d. It might be fair to ask, "Where is Paul's love?" General Epistles '” (Morris). In the end, we may not be able to know, and it doesn't really matter, because this is a letter that has something to say to every Christian. Who gave Himself for our sins: Paul wished grace and peace unto his readers from both God the Father and God the Son. ii. Galatians 1. i. Third, it is a distortion of the true gospel (pervert the gospel of Christ). i. Thank you for registering. Unfortunately, many of those who are seeking a "new revelation" will find it - and find deception that draws them away from Jesus Christ (like a young Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church). b. Third, the Bible is a book of predictive prophecy, literally fulfilled. The gospel that I preached to you: "Paul makes a play on words when he refers to 'the gospel that I gospelled to you.'" Pauline Epistles Minor Prophets (Gal 1:11-12) The Divine source of Paul’s gospel. Poetical Books Pentateuch It is all together different.”. Is not according to man: In contrast to the different gospel brought by others, Paul’s message was a revelation from God. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. This is indicated when Paul wrote, “to see Peter.” The word translated to see speaks of someone coming as a tourist. a. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Historical Books But Paul did not do this.” (Morris). The 'bond-servant of Christ' is not free to offer or withhold his 'service'; his life is not his own, but belongs entirely to his Lord." He didn’t need to, because the gospel was revealed directly to him by Jesus. Galatians. ii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible It is only bad news, so it really isn't a 'different good news.' “The bluntness of Paul’s denial is due to the charge... that Paul was not a genuine apostle because not one of the twelve.” (Robertson), ii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Old Testament iii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible But here is something different and perhaps more glorious: Jesus revealed in Paul. Historical Books It wasn't at the pleasure of any man, but when it pleased God. (1-2) The writer and the readers. iii. Once Paul follows Jesus Christ, the emphasis was on what God had done: God, who separated me … called me … reveal His Son in me. The Gospels It seems that Paul wrote this letter before the Jerusalem Council mentioned in Acts 15, because although he mentions several trips to Jerusalem, he makes no mention of the council. The Book of Galatians. c. That He might deliver us from this present evil age: This explains why Jesus gave Himself for our sins. (Morris). Rather they help you to learn the message of the scripture. For do I now persuade men, or God? Galatians 5:1-4 "It is clear that Paul intended his words to have a wide circulation in the region of Galatia. But Paul was not normal in this respect. 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 brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia. Prophets The name Cephas is used only at Joh 1:42 and in two of Paul’s letters, namely, 1 Corinthians and Galatians. The gospel of Christ: Notice that Paul is really not contending for the gospel of Paul, though it is his gospel also. This is not another gospel at all.”, ii. Good Morning, Siblings! d. According to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever: The purpose of this saving work is not primarily to benefit man (though that is part of the purpose). d. Separated is an important word. Poetical Books For you have heard: It seemed that everyone had heard how Paul came to the Lord. Jesus gave. Only what comes from God can really save us and make a lasting difference in our lives. Gentile, Gentiles ~ Any person who is not a *Jew. From Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel: They were turning away from a Person (from Him who called you) as they turned to a false idea (to a different gospel). Third, it was a distortion of the true gospel (pervert the gospel of Christ). iii. i. But in chapter 4, the focus is on the Christ who is being formed in us. 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