Galatians Chapter 2 Discussion



 
  • Ron - in Reply on Galatians 2
    A little off topic, but I wonder if Paul knew that Moses was a murderer? Exodus 2:11-15

    In his retelling of Moses's killing of the Egyptian in Acts 7:23-29, Luke casts Moses in the image of Jesus, as a rejected deliverer. What's that called when govt does that same thing with their fallen heroes?

    The Israelites' rejection of Moses, which Luke reads into Exodus 2:11-15, is placed in parallel to the Jews' rejection of Jesus, which is understood as the crux of Christianity's break from Judaism.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Hello Roy,

    There was a long thread in the last week concerning this. You may search back a few pages and find the thread.

    Also, I suggest reading all of Galatians and all of Romans in order to understand Paul's teaching fully. To take just one portion or verse as a proof text does not serve this topic well.
  • William legon - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Paul is trying to get the people to understand the is full filled now we look to Jesus.
  • Roy on Galatians 2
    Sounds like Paul is preaching against following the law of Moses?

    Comment please
  • Charles Robert Northup - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Simple you misunderstand it's circumcised not baptized, 3But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Hi Wayne. Do you mean, "why was Titus not required to be circumcised"?

    If that's what you're enquiring about, then that was, in part, because Titus was a Gentile (a Greek) & not a Jew. Every Jewish male at eight days of age, was required to be circumcised ( Genesis 17:10-12 ff) as part of the Covenant God made with Israel, separating them as a special people from the surrounding heathen.

    When the Apostle Paul & Barnabas went up to Jerusalem to meet with the Jerusalem Council of Apostles & Elders (see Acts 15:2), he took Titus with them as well. But the Council agreed that Titus, a gentile, should not be circumcised; some were believing & requiring (chiefly by the Judaizers: Galatians 2:4), that gentiles must first be circumcised (i.e. become 'Jews') before they could be accepted as (Christian) believers. So with the agreement & blessing of the Council, the apostles & the early Church were unified that neither circumcision nor the workings of the Law ( Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:2-13) should ever be imposed on gentiles, even as the Law no longer had strength on anyone (Jew or Gentile) when only God's Grace through faith brought salvation & liberty to those now in Christ. This was a major aspect of the early Church as they battled with not only Gentiles being brought into the body of believers, but that all the Laws that served to show the Jews their inability to keep them, were also now cast aside, because of "Christ is (now brought) the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" ( Romans 10:4).
  • Wayne Mayo on Galatians 2
    in Galations2, why was Titus not required to be Baptised? What about being Greek exempted

    him?
  • Gigi - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Or just Christian for some.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Micheline,

    I would guess that all Jews believe in Jesus, but not all agree on who He claimed to be. For those who do agree with His claims and have received Him as their Messiah, those would be called Messianic Jews.
  • Micheline Briggs on Galatians 2
    What is the name they call if a jew believes in jesus christ
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Hello Ruth. There are varied opinions on this as clear dates have not been given to us in the Bible. But in reckoning the time period of Paul's ministry, we would have to guess the year of his salvation & assume the year of his martyrdom. So, guessing AD 35 as the year of his conversion & that he was martyred under Emperor Nero's orders in AD 67 (Nero died in AD 68), then Paul's ministry spanned approximately 32 years. Others here may have a better understanding.
  • Ruth on Galatians 2
    How many years did Paul preach?
  • Denver - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.
  • One of the best verses to find in the Bible - in Reply on Galatians 2
    If you read all of Romans 7, you'll see the total of count of "I"s is much more.

    Paul called himself "chief of sinners" somewhere else.

    I think many people feel that way too. But then we roll into Romans 8: "there is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus...."

    It's not What We Did that's impressive: it's what Jesus did that was impressive!

    Amen?
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 2
    I'm sorry, I don't read anymore in that Scripture, but read it as given. Paul often spoke of his life, before salvation & with Christ now, & it seems to me that the point he wanted to get across to his readers, was that the "life that he now lives" was formerly a life that was totally against & offensive to God, in spite of all his pharisaical knowledge & piety.

    But now, he "counted all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord" ( Philippians 3:8) as a further emphasis that he, who was once a somebody, became a nobody as far as man was concerned, but now a precious witness to the Grace of God, to be mightily used by God. With all this in mind, his abundant use of personal pronouns here & elsewhere, speak of his vibrant testimony to the Churches & to us of what God can do in a life once given over to religion & self-righteousness.
  • ELMER BLEDSOE e r Bledsoe on Galatians 2
    There are five I's in verse 20 Is there a lesson here ? Are there any thoughts or comments

    on this passage?
  • Andy Metz on Galatians 2:11
    When we stand on the TRUTH of God's Word, we need not FEAR or be INTIMIDATED by ANYONE. In an earthly sense in the early Church, Peter had "rank" on Paul; Paul was the newcomer to the Faith. But Paul KNEW Jesus, and Paul KNEW Peter was WRONG in this matter. Paul PUBLICLY rebuked Peter because Peter was PUBLICLY relegating the Gentiles to a "2nd place status", which was completely CONTRARY to the TRUTH of the Gospel. Paul rebuked Peter not only for Peter's sake, but for the CHURCH'S sake!
  • AOJ on Galatians 2
    It's only through Faith in Jesus Christ can anyone stand righteously before a Holy God, anything else is works. If the Law could save us Jesus didn't need to die for our sins. The Law was perfect, it shows us our need for a Savoir. God had already plan man's redemption. The Law is like looking at your face in a mirror and seeing it need to be wash and no matter how long you stare your face remains the same, until you get soap and water to wash the mess remains. Jesus resurrection power through Faith in His finish work is what every human being needs to cleanse away our sins. All has fallen short so we all need the resurrection power of the one who died and rose again for our justification. He became sin for us who knew no sin. I'm so glad for the Grace of God. He gave me what I don't deserve. The Law was our School master to bring us to Christ. Galatians 2:16 ; 3:11-29. Thank you Lord, for all that is given to us, when we agree with you that we need to be born again. Fill us Lord with the Fruit of the Spirit so we do not walk after and in the flesh, in Jesus wonderful name, Amen.
  • Linda on Galatians 2
    I just reading chapter 3 circuit inside and bandage what does it mean
  • Glen Stuart - in Reply on Galatians 2
    John 5:29 written in red, eliminates the dreamed up rapture. A general resurrection is spoken of here.
  • Mary Elizabeth Prose - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Just heard someone quote Galatians Chapter 6, verse 7 God bless America! Not make America great again, we are great.
  • R C J on Galatians 2
    A snowball effect. Peter was swayed by the Jews sent by James: When out of fear of offending the Jews from Jerusalem, Peter went back to following Jewish traditions. This, sent a message to the Jewish Christians in Galatia and they followed suit in separating themselves making the Gentile Christians 2nd class. Undermining the gospel itself by making justification depend on works not faith.
  • Vanessa on Galatians 2
    Peter was preaching to the Jews of the laws and a different way to the gentiles, Paul faced him on that saying we walk in faith in Christ not by the laws, Christ fulfilled the laws when he was crucified on the cross, we do not continue a sinful life style since we died with him, we walk in faith, and we speak the truth of the gospel, those are God's words. If we followed mans word we'd all perish
  • Teri - in Reply on Galatians 2
    Amen! well said
  • Brianna vs. 11-14 on Galatians 2
    I think those verses helps us to see that we can't allow other's to interfere with a course we know to be right. Peter was fellow-shipping with the Gentile Christians, but because the Jewish Christians didn't approve of it he stopped. Thus Paul's rebuke. Peer pressure can be strong. However, we need to stick to our morals, despite public opinion.
  • Phyllis on Galatians 2
    Gal, 2:20 This scripture speaks to my soul. It clearly states that even while in this fleshly body God will provide me with what I need to walk in the spirit if I allow Christ to live in me.Will it be easy? no but it will make life so much more better knowing that he lives in me and he guides me and he died for me so that I may live.
  • Ivy Johnson on Galatians 2
    AND JESUS SPAKE UNTO THEM SAYING! ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH! GO YE THEREFORE AND TEACH ALL NATIONS: BAPTIZING THEM: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER: AND OF THE SON: AND OF THE HOLY GHOST: TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS: WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU! AND LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS! EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD! A’-men! THAT WAS AND STILL IS JESUS’ COMMANDSTO US TODAY?
  • BSP on Galatians 2
    Verse 11-13~Peter showed prejudice when he was around certain men. We must not give into peer pressure and must work hard to put away any prejudice.
  • Kurt Chappell on Galatians 2
    The disciples were tough, and hardy.We see from great ease, behavior non-agreeable. God corrects from love and so should we. Paul loved Peter, all the others,
  • A disciple on Galatians 2
    "..it continued to haunt the church for many years..?" Birds of a feather flock together! If the devil can find a weak brother not watching and not filling his house with God, then he will come in and bring seven more worse than himself. And anyone who is likewise bored with hearing any more of the conviction and sound teaching of the Spirit, deserves the same. Take heed lest any man deceive you.


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