In a survey conducted by the Barna Research Group in 1992, nearly 1/3 of all “Evangelical” Christians stated that all good people will go to heaven, whether they have embraced Jesus Christ or not. While 88% in a recent Barna poll believe Jesus Christ was a real person, … More
Paul rebukes these Galatian believers for backsliding into false teaching. They had turned from the Gospel of Grace and were following the path of legalism. Paul uses the following six arguments to prove that God saves sinners through faith in Christ and not by how they feel:
The key to verses 1-5 is the word suffered (v. 4), which can be translated “experienced.” To begin the personal argument Paul asks, “Have you experienced so many things in vain?”
The Holy Spirit gives Christians great power to live for God. Some Christians want more than this. They want to live in a state of perpetual excitement and if they don’t feel a certain way they think something is wrong spiritually. A holy life doesn’t depend on feelings but on God.
I am not saved because I feel saved. My salvation does not depend on my feelings or on what I have done or have not done but on what Christ did for me on the cross of Calvary.
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain--if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith....
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Galatians 1:1-5Paul Explaines His Authority
Galatians 1:6-10Paul Exposes His Adversaries
Galatians 1:11-17Paul’s Personal Testimony
Galatians 1:18-24Paul explains his conversion
Galatians 2:1-10Paul Goes to Jerusalem to Meet With Church Leaders
Galatians 2:11-14Paul Confronts Peter About Hyprocrisy.
Galatians 2:15-21Salvation is Not of The Law
Galatians 3:1-5Freedom From The Law
Galatians 3:6-14Salvation is by Faith And Not by Feeling
Galatians 3:15-18The Changeless Promise
Galatians 3:19-22The Law Was Temporary And Required a Mediator
Galatians 3:23-29The Law is Not Contrary to The Promise
Galatians 4:1-11Why Go Back Into Slavery?
Galatians 4:12-20Building up People in Their Faith
Galatians 4:21-26The Difference Between Law (slave) and Grace (free)
Galatians 4:27-31A Comparison Between The Two Sons of Abraham
Galatians 5:1-6Christ Died to Set us Free From Laws And Regulations
Galatians 5:7-15Love Fulfills The Law
Galatians 5:16-21The Promise of Victory Over Sin
Galatians 5:22-26The Provison For Victory Over Sin
Galatians 6:1-5Bearing And Sharing The Burdens
Galatians 6:6-10Be Generous And do Good
Galatians 6:11-18Paul Glories in The Cross