Tuesday, September 9, 2014



September 29, 2010 at 9:58pm
LAW (LEGALISM=being made right with God by keeping the law or a set of rules made by man.)  THIS IS FALSE.
FAITH (Trusting in Christ Alone to save you.)  THIS IS BIBLICAL.

****Just highlighting some key verses in these first 3 chapters.

Galatians 1
 6I wonder that ye are so quickly removed from Him who did call you in the grace of Christ to another good news;
 7that is not another, except there be certain who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the good news of the Christ;
 8but even if we or a messenger out of heaven may proclaim good news to you different from what we did proclaim to you -- anathema let him be!
 9as we have said before, and now say again, If any one to you may proclaim good news different from what ye did receive -- anathema let him be!

Galatians 2
4But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. 
 11But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
 12For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.
 13The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
 14But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?

15"We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
 16nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
 17"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!
 18"For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
 19"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
 20"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
 21"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

**[Ask the average person, especially The Roman Catholic on the street, what one needs to do to be saved from their sins and made right with God? they will answer “Be a good person.”
I then ask them, “Then why did Jesus have to die?”]

Galatians 3
 1You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
 2This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
 3Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
 4Did you suffer so many things in vain--if indeed it was in vain?
 5So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
 7Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
 8The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."
 9So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
 10For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM."
 11Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
 12However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"--
 14in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 15Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
 16Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
 17What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
 18For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
 19Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
 20Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one.
 21Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
 22But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
 23But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
 24Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
 25But now that faith has comewe are no longer under a tutor. 
 26For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
 27For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
 29And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
**(For you Dispensational Premillennialists and Chrisitan Zionists, who are Abraham's descendants according to this verse?)

1 comment:

  1. the "law' cannot always refer to the whole of scripture, but represents the sacrifice and temple system. Ask an Evangelical if he should obey the law and they will say yes!/ of course ABSOLUTELY(and here they mean mans law) so i say why was the Bible written?.....for shre we will be judged by our actions and will be blessed by keeping His sternal and Holy Law.