Paul’s letter was directed to churches in the Roman province of Galatia, founded during his first missionary journey. These churches were soon visited by men from Jerusalem who denied Paul’s apostolic authority. The “Judaizers” insisted that to be saved a Christian must be subject to Jewish Law and adopt a Jewish lifestyle. Grace, they charged, led to loose living. Paul answered each charge in turn in this little letter, proving that believers are saved and enabled to live holy lives by faith, not by Law. This epistle continues to bring joy to Christians who experience the freeing relationship with the Holy Spirit which Paul explained here.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|I.||Paul’s Apostleship||Gal. 1–2|
|II.||Salvation and Faith||Gal. 3–4|
|III.||Godliness and the Spirit||Gal. 5–6|