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Law in Galatians

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Since I studied Galatians in the beginning part of the year, I have thought about the subject of Law off and on. For the most part in Galatians (and other Pauline epistles), Law is considered in a negative light, and … Continue reading

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Doctrine and Ethics

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Tonight at a Bible study, the point was made that doctrinal statements in the New Testament are given for practical reasons. As a case in point, Philippians 2 was used as an illustration. One of the most doctrinal statements on … Continue reading

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Initial and Necessary Response of Faith

In my reading for Galatians, I came across a couple of writers that had helpful comments on baptism. First up, a lengthy quote from Scot McKnight… Some will no doubt have problems with the observation that faith and baptism are … Continue reading

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Chronology in Galatians

One of the challenges of Galatians is coordinating Paul’s chronology with the history in Acts. Determinations on chronology also impact considerations of the time of writing. Many have concluded that the meeting in Jerusalem consists of the following correspondence: Galatians … Continue reading

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The Jewish/Gentile Issue, Part 3

This is the third and final installment of this post series, following Part 1 and Part 2. Studying Galatians has made me realize the pervasiveness and intensity of this debate in the early church. It has opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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The Jewish/Gentile Issue

I’ve enjoyed my studies of Galatians so far in my Romans/Galatians class at school. In many ways it feels like a daunting challenge to tackle these books. Yet, understanding the books seems so fundamental and the issues in Romans and … Continue reading

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Romans/Galatians Class

My spring semester, consisting of a single class on Romans/Galatians, started last week, so let the busyness resume. I love taking classes and have directed, intentional study on God’s word, but it can be demanding at times. This class will … Continue reading

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