Galatians Chapter 3 Discussion



 
  • Marie on Galatians 3
    Thank you for making available such great resource.
  • Collins Ochieng on Galatians 3
    It's a blessing to go through the book of Gal 3. Truly God doesn't change, neither is his way. If Abraham was justified by faith, then even us today are justified by faith; faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.John1:29. John 19:30. Having therefore confidence to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus, the blood through which God has made us righteous, and holy , we are going to heaven, I give glory to God. Amen
  • GiGi - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hi BSP

    Makes me think of how the curse came. Adam ate from the tree that God told him not to eat. So, to remove the curse that came with disobedience, Jesus, died on a cross of wood (from a tree).
  • May - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Amen !

    God bless us all !

    Sending love
  • BSP on Galatians 3
    Verse 13-The way that Christ died by being hung on a tree is important because he lifted the curse that was to be placed upon us by dying this way. We should be truly grateful for this amazing gift that was given in our behalf.
  • Roman - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Paul writes Romans 13 to say basically two things: First, just because the Roman Empire, and most governments are corrupt, doesn't mean that all government in principle is bad. And secondly, he infers that while people should hold the Roman Empire in contempt, and resist it, they should not do so by breaking the law.
  • Aloysious - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Yes! But at the same time the law of God is supreme in that all laws comes from the Bible anyway. It's just that some of our laws today has been modified or are being redefine.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Wwll stated brother Chris!

    God bless you.
  • Daniel Lindenbaum - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Amen brother Chris & neighbor Curious!

    Legalism too is something that borders into this area that Paul addresses as a whole in the books of Galatians. Legalism was hard to shake from the Jews during that time. The "jew-christians (early messianics/Judaizers)," Pharisees, Sadducees and so on all lived under the bondage of the laws. They put others under the bondage of faith by works the same which never saved anyone after Christ shed His Blood for our sins to have Grace by means of Salvation.

    To encourage you all neighbors, I lived in this bondage growing up. I was raised roman catholic and was very involved until I was 19-years old. I was even told by a cardinal back then that our lives in service to God are only of good deeds (which he referred moreso of works). They would twist the book of James to no end. James mentions works but the works that James speaks of is the fruit of the Spirit of the born again; not works by means of Salvation. Anyway, I left the catholic church after a divide toward atheism. Long story short, I nearly died when I was 22-years old and the only person willing to help me in the hospital that time was a born again Christian. They shared with me the verses in the Bible (which I'd never read back then) how to be saved. It took a lot of resistance but God broke through in October 3rd, 2010. My encouragement to you all is that we ought to praise Christ Jesus for dying for our sins, giving up His free Grace, washing us from our sins, His mercy, His Holy Spirit, His Holy Word (KJV in English in my case) and the great promises He gives to the elect including Eternal Life after this. Amen!

    God bless you both and I'll see you someday when I lay my burdens down. Amen!
  • Suze - in Reply on Galatians 3
    The Old Testament is what Jesus was brought up on and believed in , he quotes is so many times and he is there , figuratively , in every single book of the Old Testament . A decent understanding of the Old sheds enormous light on the New . Give it a go , I promise you will love it .
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hello Curious-L. Brother Daniel has correctly shared with you what was going on amongst the Churches in Galatia (in North & South Galatia): that Judaizers had infiltrated the Churches ( Galatians 1:6-9). And these Judaizers, as he has explained, were corrupting the true Gospel of Jesus by demanding observance of the old Laws & its practises.

    Then from Galatians 1:11 to 2:21, Paul writes on aspects of his authority to share what he did over & above what these false teachers were claiming: Paul's authority given by Revelation, by the Jerusalem Church's approval, & by his rebuking of Peter.

    And from chapter 3, I think is where your confusion arises. From here on, Paul teaches what the Galatians should be embracing, i.e. Justification by Faith alone & nothing else. In the Church, there would have been both converted Jews & Gentiles worshipping together. Since both were being taught by these Judaizers about adherence to the Law as well as Faith, to the Jewish convert these words in chapters 3 & 4, would have much meaning & they would be in need of more correcting.

    So how does this apply to you & me? Paul is not stating that the Gentiles (including you & me) were ever under the Law, as the new Jewish believers once were, but was emphasizing that since those who were under the Law (i.e. these new Jewish believers) and those Gentiles who were being taught to also embrace the Law, are affected by the false teachers, all should be warned that they don't syncretize the two (i.e. uniting or mixing together Law & free Grace through Faith) - they cannot be mixed together - they're like oil & water. So, Curious-L, you & I were never under the Law, but we're to be careful not to adhere to the Law as well to gain salvation, to which Faith speaks against. The Law was given only to show the Jew their sin & incapability to keep it perfectly & be righteous before God - it was given to ultimately "bring them to Christ, that we (all - Jew & Gentile) might be justified by Faith."
  • Curious-L - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hello, well, I'm always told the Old Testament is old and it is done away with cause we in the new and we under a new way. I guess that is not right, but they say this in church I started going too is why. This why I skipped to the New Testament, plus my pastor only teaches from the new anyway, I guess that is not right as well.....Shhh, smh.
  • Curious-L - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hmmm, a bit more confused as took some of your advise to go to Galatians 1, but came back in this chapter to find this verse 3:23 But before faith came (faith is Christ from my understanding), we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hebrews 13:17

    17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

    Comment: if you watch election results, it's obvious that half the population is voting for the half that did not vote. Rain or shine, we need to give voting more of our priority.

    Make a "cheat sheet", so we don't vote for the other party. It happens. Last one I voted in, the "vote party" option was gone. It's necessary to have the names of the person representing your party of choice, on the issues.

    Don't leave it at home on Election Day. :D put in your wallet.
  • Daniel - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Under Law (Mosaic, Levitical, etc) we lived by works. Salvation could only be obtained by works. This was only a temporary solution until Christ Jesus came to die for our sins so that we're freed from law by Salvation; nei, we are saved by Grace through Faith in Christ's finished work at Calvary. Therefore, Spiritual law is nothing more but written on the hearts of those born again.

    What was the situational context of Galatians 3 (most of Paul's letter to Galatia)?

    Galatia heard the Gospel of Grace (not works of the Law) by either Paul or another early witness that was in Paul's fellowship. Judaizers (which aren't much different from modern Messianics) came to Galatia and told them that the Grace of God wasn't enough. They tried to pervert the Galatian church's understanding of Grace and asked they go back under the law (works of physical circumcision, feast days, sabbatical law, etc). Everything Judaizers or Messianics teach is in contrary to the victory Christ Jesus gave us by shedding His Blood so that we may have Grace freely without works.

    None of the context has to do with secular laws by civilization. Obviously, we live in this world and cannot rebel against civil laws of the land. This chapter has nothing to do with that. Reach Galatians back from chapter 1 for better understanding.
  • Suze - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hi , Curious . If your nature is as your name , then you should read the Old Testament as well as the New . All your questions will be answered if you read the Old as well as the New . Enjoy and God bless your efforts .
  • Curious-L on Galatians 3
    What "Law" is this passage talking about and what everybody is talking about? And who gave me this "Law" that I was under or since my birth. Only law I know about is laws in America? Do I still have to keep the laws in America cause Christ died?
  • Spencer - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hi

    Nice scripture and Well stated.

    God bless.
  • CURSE OF THE LAW - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Galatians 3

    10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under THE CURSE: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

    12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

    13 CHRIST hath redeemed us from the CURSE OF THE LAW, being made a curse FOR US; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree [cross of Calvary]

    14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Comment: we are all born pre-packaged with sin. We need a Savior, the Son of man, Jesus. We have to accept Jesus's work completed on the Cross.

    Our sins are forgiven from birth to death. Because of human frailty, we still have failures. Since we are in the family of God now, we confess and are restored into fellowship immediately. 1 John 1:9. We have an Advocate (attorney): Jesus. Our Names are written in the Lambs Book of Life.

    When we are accused by Satan, Jesus looks in the Book of Life for our name; and the case is dismissed. The penalty was already paid. With Jesus's Blood.

    We should walk in forgiveness of others. Forgive ourselves and give thanks for the Love and Forgiveness of Christ.
  • S Spencer. - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hi Roy.

    To add to the truths that Gigi and Roman has shared.

    (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.)

    Romans 5:13.

    But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

    For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

    And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

    For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

    Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

    Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

    For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

    Romans 7:8-14.

    2 Corinthians 3:7-10.

    To put it simply, the law is Holy, and man fails to live up to God standard and the law reveals that. When the law came it pronounced every man guilty.

    Christ crucifixion and resurrection sanctified us positionally, Ephesians 2:5-6. and practically. Romans 6:1-6. and

    Romans 8:11-13.

    I hope this helps

    God bless.
  • Roman - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Roy,

    The curse of the law = Death.

    Jesus overcame the cross, through resurrection, to sit at the right hand side of God.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Hello, again Roy

    the curse of the law is that whoever does not keep ALL of the law perfectly will die. You can read more about this curse in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. You can search "blessings and curses of the Law of Moses" to find Scripture references.
  • Roy on Galatians 3
    Extract "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:

    What is the curse of the law?
  • Richard E Curry on Galatians 3
    What is faith and what is the faith in God.
  • They say women can39t be preachers is this true and if so is it a sin then for w on Galatians 3
    Can you show me where wome are allowed to be preachers in the scriptures
  • D W L on Galatians 3
    The word (preach) means teach. There were 13 apostles, there were 70 sent by Jesus not one woman. There are many great women then and now. The word said a woman is not to teach or have authority over the man. That can't be changed by opinion. It (THE WORD) don't say they can't worship, sing, wash Jesus feet, teach the young woman, and help their husband.
  • Renee Mccollum on Galatians 3:8
    Galatians 3:16-29

    Studying on the seed and the promise
  • Rod - in Reply on Galatians 3
    I would suggest to read the whole chapter of Ephesians 6:10-24 have a great day

    Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
  • Marie - Paule Gauthier on Galatians 3
    I want to know where to find the bible words as to each day put on the full armor of God


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