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Message in the Galatians (11)

By Dan Lazich / December 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

What should we do? “But what does the scripture say? ‘Throw out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with the son’ of the free woman.” (Galatians 4:30, NET). To free themselves from the power of sin the yielded believers must renounce flesh and…

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Message in the Galatians (10)

By Dan Lazich / December 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

A son of the slave, or a son of the free?  “Tell me, you who want to be under the law, do you not understand the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. But one, the son by the slave…

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Message in the Galatians (9)

By Dan Lazich / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Under the tutor – the law. “Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being held as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are…

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Message in the Galatians (8)

By Dan Lazich / December 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

God did not give the law to the righteous people! “Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not understand what they are saying or the things they insist on so confidently. But we know that the law is good if…

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Message in the Galatians (7)

By Dan Lazich / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The issue continued. The salvation by grace and the obedience to the law must be discussed as separate subjects always! “I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21, NET). Christians must never study and discuss the justification and salvation by the…

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Message un the Galatians (6)

By Dan Lazich / November 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

The issue. The issue concerning the justification and salvation through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ arose from misunderstanding the act of justification of sinners. Jews maintained, and unfortunately, some Christians do so today, that sinners must first repent and abandon their evil ways before they can be justified by “faith.” Paul, however, argues that sinners…

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Message in the Galatians (5)

By Dan Lazich / November 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

The troubling issue. The method of salvation was an all-consuming issue among both, the Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah, and Jews who did not. For both groups of Jews, the entire Torah with its ten commandments was the only way to salvation. Paul forcefully refutes this premise. Jews did not have the ceremonial…

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Message in the Galatians (4)

By Dan Lazich / November 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Good News apart from human effort. The message Paul summarized in verses 3 and 4, in the previous blog, was for him such good news that he abruptly ends his description of it by “Amen.” By this Paul stated, ‘it is so,’ ‘it will be so forever’; so, he made it the core of…

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Message in the Galatians (3)

By Dan Lazich / November 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

As stated in the previous blog, the Judaizers maintained that belief in Jesus Christ is not enough for our salvation. They insisted that faith in Jesus could only be the first step a sinner must take in the process of justification and salvation. Also, presently, some Christians maintain that the death of Jesus Christ on…

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Message in the Galatians (2)

By Dan Lazich / October 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are following a different gospel – not that there really is another gospel, but there are some who are disturbing you and wanting to distort the gospel of Christ.” (Galatians 1:6, 7, NET). Judaizers were…

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