Galatians Chapter 2 Discussion Page 3

  • Blessed on Galatians 2
    we are of Christ Christ in us. US IN CHRIST
  • MockingBird on Galatians 2:20
    I am crucified with Christ When I became born again I became alive to God I am alive to doing things The old nature is crucified I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me . I Praise God for life in Christ Jesus .
  • Stephen Z. Glaydor on Galatians 2:20
    The life that I live is in Christ as he is in me.I do nothing with out him through faith.
  • Stephen Z. Glaydor on Galatians 2:20
    The life that I live is in Christ as he is in me.I do nothing with out him through faith.
  • Stephen Z. Glaydor on Galatians 2:20
    My real life is in Christ Jesus as he is in me.
  • Ben Robinson on Galatians 2
    It would be hard for me to ever sleep if I had never met the Apostle Paul and the Books Epistles attributed to him. There would be only confusion in our Churches of This Age.
  • Sharon epps on Galatians 2
    amen.glory to god,for he is good.
  • Clairmont Mootr on Galatians 2:20
    That verse prove my faith does not grow because I have now the exact faith of Christ! Amen!
  • Allan on Galatians 2:20
    The old person is replaced by the new sin have now no dominion over your life because of what CHRIST did at the cross of calvary
  • Linda on Galatians 2:20
    My sinful life must be dead thru Christ to find TRUE life. We must be born again...ask for forgiveness(and mean it) and actively turn away from future sin. We must do all this having the faith that God is living in us and helping us.
  • Arran Plump on Galatians 2:20
    I died when Jesus was Killed/Gave himself for me. Nevertheless,when He(Jesus)rose I also rose to live a new life.Living in faith not by old traditions,rituals,and religion.Yet by believing,trusting,Living,and walking in the power of the Blood of the Lamb. Amen BE BLESSED Arran De
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  • George on Galatians 2:4
    Just as in the Apostle Pauls day we still have those who come into the local churches as ministers of Satan ( 2 Corinthians 11) to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ Jesus in order to bring us into bondage through various ways. Some of these false ministers of satan will promote racial hatred in the pulpet when God would have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. As well as even promote the occult in the pulpet by making jokes about genies in bottles , etc. As well as promote various heresies onto believers. Such as lead people into fleshly lusts with puppet shows while speaking of lusting on others wives, etc. Then some of them will make the local church into a circus atmosphere with zoo animals to all things in between brought into the church. Then some of them will leave out repentance altogether in salvation , which it takes repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Sincerely ;
  • Emmanuel Ikechukwu on Galatians 2:20
    Its all Christ and for Christ
  • Carlett on Galatians 2:16
    The law is a school master given with the intent to be used until Christ, the seed of Abraham came. The law helps us to see our fallibility and therefore our need for a saviour. Breaking any of it which is inevitable brings condemnation. When Jesus came we had an option,between him and law. Jesus has fulfilled the law so that any one who accepts Jesus will be justified by Jesus and not by the law.
  • Samson. on Galatians 2:20
    It is a great scripture that Paul was describing his experience of conversion by removing the old Adam, natural body, which is the source of sin was crucified by punting on Christ, as it was stated in Galatians 3:20. So this means the life he live in in flesh in only by faith that he has in the son of God. It is powerful. for in other part also he mentioned he is dead and his life was hidden in Christ.Blessings!
  • Thank you for the salvation oh God, the greatest gift I owe.
  • Ronald on Galatians 2:21
    this verse teaches that if you add any thing to the grace of God,it makes void the gift,it nullifies the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8,9 Titus 3:5 John 1:12 Acts 15:11. Shortly before Jesus died he made it very clear the repented thief could do nothing but except the gift of God, he confessed he was a sinner and put his faith in Christ,salvation by Grace plus nothing else.
  • Ishmael dzitiro on Galatians 2:20
    Thank You Lord for thought of me above all.
  • Chris on Galatians 2:20
    Hi. As I read the different versions and renderings of Gal. 2:20, I am struck by the differences in one little word. Here is the difference I see: "...I live by faith IN the Son..." denoting it is MY FAITH IN HIM, or, it is by HIS faith-NOT and my faith by which I live. I hope I did a good job explaining myself. If not, I will try again.
  • BSP on Galatians 2
    Galatians Chapter 2:11-14. In these verses it shows Paul's boldness and Peter's humility. Here we have Peter who was one of the twelve apostles and had been given the "keys of the kingdom." Then we have Paul who was relatively new to the faith. Peter let fear of what others may think of him keep him from doing what he knew was right. Paul recognized this and boldly reproved Peter. Peter could have taken offense, but he humbly responded to the counsel Paul gave because he knew it was what he needed. We can imitate Peter today by being mature enough when we receive counsel to look past the person giving the counsel, or even how the counsel was given, and to focus on the counsel itself. We need to seriously ask ourselves was this counsel needed and then we need to make any necessary adjustments like Peter did.
  • Mathias on Galatians 2:20
    I completetly abadoned the old ways at the cross and now i champion the course of christ.
  • Daniel Campbell on Galatians 2
    We must be careful and let the Bible interpet itself Paul stated that the law is the knowlegde of sin Rom 3:20 and also in verse 31 he said establish the law. the bibles difinition for sin according to 1John 3:4 is that sin is the transgession of the law Yahsuah came to redeem humankind back to the Father Yahsuah himself said to gain enternal life you must keep the commandments Matt 19:16-17 understand we are saved by grace and not by works read the text this whole subject matter is regarding cir***cision the works of the law that Paul is refering to his the acts of the cutting of the foreflesh which was a ordinance that was nailed to the tree so that the gentiles could become fellow citizen concerning the promises of Abraham this text has nothing to do with abolishing the law the Messiah came to fufill the law not to destroy the law or the prophets Matt 5:17 his blood fufilled the works of the law as far as blood of animals and he fufilled any works of the law as for as sacrifices were concerned and now the holy spirit helps us to obey Gods laws the blood covers ours past sins Rom 3:25 you are not under the penlenty of the law if you are not breaking it remember the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Yahsuah our sacrifice Rom 6:23
  • R. R. on Galatians 2
    @R. D. Mattock,
    In the Old Testament we have the Covenant of Law. In the New Testament we have the Covenant of Grace. The Covenant of Grace is far better than the Law. Some hearing this may be thinking, you’re teaching that we Christians are not supposed to keep the Law. We are not under the Law, but yes we do keep it. As a Christians, I don’t break the Law. I walk after the Spirit and according to Paul, those who walk after the Spirit fulfil the Law ( Romans 8:1). If you think the 10 Commandments are so important, name them. We usually can’t, we might get a few, but very seldom all of them, and almost never in order. The Ten Commandments are not all of the Jewish law. There are 615 separate commandments contained in those five books. To keep 614 of those is not enough. So anyone who thinks he can attain righteousness by keeping the Law has his work cut out for him. Get to work and start memorizing all 615. I'll stay with what John says, if we walk in the light as he is the light the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. I came out of one of those churches where men sit on one side of the church and the women sat on the other side. Could not ware make up, had to cover your head, and the Pastor decide who you could or could not marry. No I choose Grace, if it be of grace, it cannot be of works, if it be of works it cannot be of grace.
  • Bro. Daniel FC on Galatians 2
    On verse 16, It breaks my heart when I hear people repeat like “broken records”, texts or ideas from the Bible without making the slightest effort to understand what the author is saying. The myopic approach to certain issues of the Holy Writ is dangerous and can lead to destruction. Now, I realize that most of them are sincere and they mean well; however they are still mislead. Here is the case in point: In the letter (all six chapters = one letter) to the churches in Galatia, Apostle Paul is dealing with the controversial issue of circumcision. Methodically, he is explaining to the new believers why they don’t need to be circumcised in order to be saved. In verse 16 he declares: “KNOWING THAT A MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, BUT BY THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST, EVEN WE HAVE BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST, AND NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW: FOR BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED.” This is a true and very important statement: Salvation is God’s gift to anyone who accepts it. It is free and based on Christ’s sacrifice and merits only. So, what does that statement mean? First, it means that no matter how strict or faithful toward keeping any law, IT WILL NOT get you into the Kingdom of God. Secondly, within the context of Paul’s letter, it means that circumcision (in the flesh), which was part of the “Ceremonial Law” (fulfilled by Christ, and no longer required to be observed), is not a prerequisite to be saved, nor to become part of “the chosen people” or spiritual Israel. Galatians 3, states: “26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 AND IF YE BE CHRIST'S, THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM'S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE.” Thirdly, and just as important, that statement does not give us a free pass to sin, just because Christ died, and we are under GRACE. In other words: We have no right to trample the Moral Law or “the Ten Commandments” under our feet, under the pretext that we don’t want to be “under the curse of the Law”. Most Christians have no problem admitting that keeping at least nine of the Ten, it is OK… So they say: “not stealing from me it’s desirable, you should keep that commandment; and no, I wouldn’t want you to fool-around with my wife: that seventh commandment it’s very important!” Or, “Do you want to kill me? Oh no, that’s breaking the sixth one: don’t even think of that!” And so on, with commandment number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. So far you are safe: if you keep just those nine you are not under “the curse of the Law”! But the moment you mention the fourth commandment they cry: “LEGALISM”, down with that Jewish Sabbath! You are under the curse… So they take away the only commandment that says “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy” and tell everyone to “Forget it!” or they say: “Oh no, we keep Sunday (the Day of the Sun) instead!” So, why do we need to keep the Ten Commandments? No, we don’t keep them in order to be saved, but rather, because we are saved. We do it out of respect for God, not to score “salvation points”. And every time we break one of them, we repent and ask God’s forgiveness, and, as Jesus bids us, we “go and sin no more”. But even if we do, as often as it happens, we go again through the same exercise: repent and ask God’s forgiveness “until seventy times seven” if needed ( Matthew 18:22), and “…He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9, until we are victorious over that sin. THIS IS GRACE: No condemnation (as the Law requires) but unmerited forgiveness! The Law is not abolished, but it facilitates GRACE. And so, we grow and mature as followers of Christ. But, if there is no Law, then there is no need for forgiveness, no need for repentance, no need for grace, and ultimately no need of Christ… Suppose now, just suppose that Apostle Paul is teaching here that we don’t need to keep The Commandments, any of them: Would you listen to him or to Jesus?! Here is what Jesus, our Savior is asking you and me: “IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS”, John 14:15. But no, Apostle Paul would not dare to contradict his Savior and Master… as he had in the past. Not convinced yet? Here is another message from Jesus: “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called THE LEAST in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:19. Yes, they’ll be called “the least” but they won’t be found within. Choose eternal life today: and be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven!
  • R. D. Mattock on Galatians 2
    Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. By Grace we are saved, through faith, NOT OF WORKS least any man boast. There are churches out there that will try to put you back under the law. Legalism. Leave them. The law was our school master, in that it pointed to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Man realizing that he was unable to keep the law needs a savior. It is amazing grace, saving grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wrench like me. How come if works cannot save us, do we let bad works unsave us?
  • Bro. Daniel FC on Galatians 2
    I feel that the Apostle Peter is getting a bad rap; and that’s not fair! While I appreciate Paul and his writings and recognize him as a great teacher and prophet, I cannot help but notice that even after his conversion, God “was not finished” with him. He appears to be both, boastful (in chapter 1), and angry. Maybe, that’s what they call “righteous indignation”? The transition from Old Testament to New Testament after Christ’s ascension was a work in progress: it did not happen overnight, but lasted quite a few years. As the Holy Spirit instructed the apostles, they, in turn presented the revelations to the believers, either orally or in the written form, “growing in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” ( 2 Peter 3:18). Not all apostles were “enlightened” of the same subject, or at the same time. So, we have “gaps” in time and teachings. And in the case of “circumcision” issue, (which Paul is dealing with in Galatians), the apostles had to have a “congress” at Jerusalem in order to decide what to do, as shows Acts 15. Even Paul’s speech was a work in progress… The language used in Galatians 1:8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that, which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED,” and Galatians 2:12 “I would they were EVEN CUT OFF which trouble you”, leaves something to be desired. Jesus says in Luke 6: “Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you”, verse 28 “BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, and pray for them which despitefully use you”. Even Apostle Paul agrees with that in Romans 12:14: “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and CURSE NOT.” His statements about “James, Cephas (Peter), and John, WHO SEEMED to be pillars” in the church ( Galatians 2:9), borders on arrogance. I feel like telling him: “Paul, get a life; THEY WERE THE PILLARS OF THE CHURCH while you were persecuting it!” True, they were simple fishermen, not trained at the feet of Gamaliel like you, but they had spent three and a half years at the feet of Jesus: The Greatest Teacher of all times. And, not only that, on the Day of Pentecost they received the power of the Holy Spirit: to preach, to teach and heal. Yes, Paul was a great apostle, but Apostle John was a giant: he was not only trained by Jesus and wrote the Gospel and the Epistles that bear his name, but he received countless visions from Him and wrote the Book of Revelation. And Apostle Peter, he was entrusted with “taking care of His sheep” by Jesus Himself. Also, Paul’s boldness expressed towards Apostle Peter, was uncalled for: “But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed” ( Galatians 2:11). Basically he was blaming Peter for the troubles in Galatia. Too bad Peter had no chance to defend himself. I’m wondering how much did Paul’s criticism of Peter, help those churches… But what really takes the cake, is his advice (good advice though) in Galatians 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ 15 But IF YE BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER, take heed that ye are not consumed one of another.” Sometimes it’s good to take seriously our own advice...
  • Promise evbosaru on Galatians 2:20
    I thank Jesus for this life that I live now, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me.
  • Evalena Latham on Galatians 2
    To Terry: All is needed is faith in Jesus Christ. As you read and meditate upon his word daily, He will produce the work in you by His Holy Spirit. Now rest in Him and watch Him work through you. He is the author and finisher of your faith. He gives you peace and the mind to follow and obey Him. Don't worry. All of His paths are peace. It is so sweet and easy when He does the work. It's a burden you try to do it. God bless you. Enjoy your walk with the Lord as you live by Him.
  • Sylvia young on Galatians 2
    i thank god that we are not justified by work but by faith in jesus
  • HARRY ALLISON on Galatians 2
    THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS I AM SAVED AND JUSTIFIED,not the "LAW".I PRAY that JESUS would get that from my head INTO my heart.JESUS LOVES US>>>>

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