Galatians 4:12-16: The Judaizers have attacked and Paul has responded. Were Paul’s arguments in Chapter 3 shaming the Galatians or teaching them? What was Paul’s weakness he kept referring to and why was he mentioning it. And finally, does the transformation in a believer come from God or our accountability to God? At times, Luther, Calvin and Dallas Theological Seminary all have differing views that are explored in this enlightening video study.
Galatians 3:19-25: Paul tells us that “now that no one is justified by the Law before God.” (3:11) If that is the case, then why did the Law exist? (3:19) That’s the question that Paul answers in these verses and we will explore during this Bible Study Video.
Galatians 3:15-18: The Judaizers believe that justification by faith is not enough. Instead, the law needs to be added to the formula. They even suggest the Mosaic Covenant even supersedes the Abrahamic Covenant. Paul will have nothing to do with this misguided logic and argues vehemently against the weak rational of the Judaizers.
Galatians 3:13-14: In verse 13 Paul gives us an insight into the doctrine of atonement. In verse 14 he expands on the incredible blessing and promise that is given to us because of the atonement. In this video these verses are studied in light of what is means to be sanctified. Who’s job is it to sanctify us? The Holy Spirit or ours? What’s God’s part and what’s my part? These questions and more are addressed head.
Galatians 3:6-9: Paul tells us that “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness” (Galatians 3:6) suggesting that justification by faith alone is what causes righteousness. However, James conveys what appears to be a very different thought…an apparent discrepancy. He states, “man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” (James 2:24). Is the Bible contradicting itself or can these verses be harmonized?