Galatians Chapter 5 Discussion Page 2

  • Steve Leigh Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    there is only one that is in mortal eternal life is the baptism of the Holy Ghost the earnest of our inheritance
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    AND: The baptism of the Holy Ghost is received by believing the Gospel that Paul preached to the Gentiles. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" And I am speaking in this age, the age of Grace. So believe and be baptized, saved, born again.
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Here is what God says you must believe to be saved (born again) during the Age of Grace. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" This is Paul's Gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ sent Paul to preach to the Gentiles.
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    What was the Gospel that Paul was preaching to the Gentiles.... What was it that the Scribes and the Pharisees did not believe in .. ??

    Im sure you understand that it was more than just believing in a name it was more than the initial repentance,

    John baptized in water to bring us unto repentance mmm But Jesus was the one that baptizes with the Holy Ghost and with fire...

    What is the purpose of the three baptisms. ??????
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 5
    "Faith alone does not secure our salvation WE must have works of the spirit".

    Ephesians 2:8,9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

    I believe that it is by God's Grace through faith alone in Christ's finished Work that brings us salvation & nothing else. But works that FOLLOW faith, is the proof of the reality of that faith. Once works, or anything else, is added to God's Grace through faith, then it is no longer of Grace, but of works, "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work." Romans 11:6.

    If it was only my human faith, without God's Grace that undergirded & provoked me towards salvation, I would be in a pitiful state accounting that my generated faith alone was sufficient. Of ourselves, faith cannot succeed - we need the whole: God's Grace & Faith without any hint of human contribution towards it. But it may be that that was the intent of your statement. Blessings.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Galatians 5
    "What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Rom 4:1-5 (KJVA)

    We are JUSTIFIED (DECLARED righteous [we don't BECOME righteous] before God, saved, a ONE TIME EVENT) by FAITH ALONE (no works allowed) in Christ alone.

    We are being SANCTIFIED (A CONTINUING PROCESS). Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. By their fruits ye shall know them. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
  • Louise on Galatians 5:9
    Read Matthew 16:8-12. Leaven is false doctrine. A little bit of false doctrine can affect the truth.
  • Provoke and envy is wrong.
  • Rebecca on Galatians 5
    WOW! I read this every NIGHT!

  • Ss - in Reply on Galatians 5
    That's very good.
  • Bill McCarthy on Galatians 5:20
    In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal or more sinister purposes, e.g., poisoning. In the New Testament, however, it is invariably associated with the occult, both in Galatians [5:20] and in Revelation, where it occurs twice ( Rev 9:21; 18:23). English translations usually render pharmakeia as "witchcraft" (KJV, NIV) or "sorcery" (RSV, NEB). These words correctly convey the idea of black magic and demonic control, but they miss the more basic meaning of drug use. In New Testament times pharmakeia in fact denoted the use of drugs with occult properties for a variety of purposes including, especially, abortion.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    The Greek, pharmakeia, can also denote the casting of 'spells or incantations', along with as you mentioned, use of drugs as part of witchcraft & sorceries. Brother Mishael might be able to enlighten us if there is any history of such use of drugs/potions, whether in olden or modern days that he has learned. I wonder what they used, or concocted, to bring on their desired outcomes.
  • Emeka Agbugba on Galatians 5:22
    The Bible verse and its explainations are very enlightening.please i need a king James Bible.thank you very much.
  • Evanrod Nocalan on Galatians 5
    why those who profess the faith alone concept to be saved have built their own churches with differing names where they conduct their so called fellowship. All of these are deeds or actions of faith, right? And they are teaching, just accept Christ and your faith alone can save you. So if a person does that - having faith alone in Christ - no need for him to join any denominations, right? In this connection, why God said that there are people who serve Him with their lips only but their hearts are not but are looking after their own benefits?

    Please help me to answer this question thank you. God bless
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Galatians 5
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ( Ephesians 2:8-10)

    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. ( Titus 2:13-14)

    We know that grace through faith in Jesus Christ saves us, but also we are saved unto good works. So it's a matter of a proper order of first becoming a child of God and then walking worthy in obedience to God's will.

    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. ( Matthew 7:18-20)

    For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. ( 1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Galatians 5
    God bless you brother Evanrod

    The Church is the Body of Jesus Christ which is made up of sons and daughters of God. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God. The word "churches" we use today is just the places Christian people come together at certain times. Further, these groups have different ideas, then we call them "denominations". Church-buildings and denominations are not in the Bible and are not important.

    What is important is to hear the Gospel, have faith to believe, repent of our sin, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and get the Holy Spirit. That is all.

    Peace in Christ
  • Mary Stewart on Galatians 5
    Where in the Bible does god change the sabbath to worship him to the first day of the week
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to find you a Church - in Reply on Galatians 5
    This is a subject everyone tries to prove this day or that day.

    The Bible also says, don't forsake gathering together. It didn't instruct a certain day.

    In my evangelical experiences, it is more important to attend a Church that actually opens the Bible and teaches the scriptures.

    I do not believe a Church that expounds on marriage counseling, parenting, being an active citizen in projects: not growing their lambs up into full grown sheep; to follow the Shepherd who is Jesus Christ. We have such a short time to help our children know who Christ is: before they have a public school try to beat it out of them. Parents are pastors too. Deuteronomy 11:19. The first churches were in homes.

    The Bible is supposed to change lives; put life into the perspective of our Saviors Life and Ministry. Acts 2:42-47

    Our lives will default back to simplicity if we turn off the tv and actually talk to each other. Refuse cell phones to teens till they can pay for it themselves and for the monthly service. It's not cruel. It teaches responsibility, good credit rating, budgeting time, balancing time to earn money, do their "jobs" to pay their bills. Life skills 101.

    I have a hated sermon called: don't end up on the Dr Phil show. My Dad always told me "I'm doing this for your own good". Forcing me to learn car maintenance 101. I miss him so much. I taught it to my son and he was 21 when he bought his first house. He taught his 7 yr old to fix a leaking toilet last week.

    Kids just want some of your time, you know? The rewards far outweigh the laundry waiting 1 day. They're so smart if you pour yourself into them. Kinda like Jesus did with his disciples.

    My first solo street ministry ended with me telling a group of drunks they were going to hell. Later I was Dejected! The Lord said: are you done doing it your way? I was hearing him in my spirit! I said, Yes Sir!! My life has been sad. I met Jesus. It's been the best since then.

  • Biblereader on Galatians 5
    There is only way to heaven you must obey Acts 2:38! Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism. We must be baptized in Jesus name not sprinkled water on. We must be baptized in Jesus name. The name of the father is Jesus, the name of the son is Jesus the name of the Holyghost is Jesus and the Bible says these three are one. In Revelation John saw one one the throne.
  • Sonya Mesh - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Amen to that
  • Mireille Newman on Galatians 5:26
    Please the almighty God is capital'G' god of the world is small'g'. Well our God desire that title like any official name has capitalize. May God be with you. Mireille Newman.
  • Trying to find scriptural meanings and/or discussion regarding definitions and contextual differences pertaining to: transgression(s), sin(s), mistake(s), iniquity(ies), although I don't find mistake(s) in scripture. Thanks much.
  • Doris on Galatians 5:20
    I am looking for 'abuse' in a marriage. Not physical abuse but mental/emotional abuse and if that is an activity that would justify divorce in a Christian marriage.
  • Tina - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Doris, God never signs off on any abuse. God is about the abundant life and a husband is supposed to love you like he loves himself. He clearly doesn't love himself. Any abuse is unacceptable! If you are being mistreated, you have the right to divorce your husband, ASAP!...The longer you stay, the longer the relationship will drain you of your self-esteem.
  • Isaiah huggins - in Reply on Galatians 5
    what do you mean
  • Tony - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    First off is he a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?

    Secondly Read Galatians with a spirit of prayer and ask the Lord for decernment. It's not gonna be as easy as looking at a verse and pulling it out of context. Really seek the Lord through prayer and rely on Him for guidance. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for us. It's that deep relationship with Him that matters most.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Hi Doris,

    Psalm 37

    Ephesians 5:15-33

    Malachi 2:13-16

    1 Peter 3:1-2

    Comfort in compassion, 1st God knows! Reading Malachi 2:13-16 He directly addressess it.

    I pray as you go forward in wisdom, protection, Supernatural guidance, truth & strength in JESUS CHRIST.

    Extra Words for comfort & promise/compassion

    Psalm 9:9-10

    Psalm 9:18

    Psalm 18:6

    Psalm 22:24

    Psalm 51:17
  • Cristina - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    To Doris, if this is the first marriage for both, you are one flesh with your husband for life. No more twain, but one flesh, said Lord Jesus; never again two. a spiritual union that lasts until the death of one. This is why marrying is very very important to the Lord as it represents His marriage union with the Church whom He does not divorce. Have ever heard of the ''betrothal'' (a sort of engagement pior to the marriage itself, a spiritual bounding contract, see Deuteronomoy 22 about a virgin bride) and what it means to marriage?

    How many times in life we are not doing what Jesus said...? He is patient with us to repent even until we die.

    The exception in Matthew 5:32 and 19:8 is for fornication, meaning Not adultery (modern lexicons have added to the meaning in the past 200 years to include all sorts of sins other than fornication), but unchastity before the marriage itself. And in 1 Corinthians 7:15, ''not bound'' is coming from the word ''douloo'' in Greek which means ''servant/slave'', and it means not bound in the matrimonial duties, but still bound in the one flesh for life. Apostle Paul says that a woman who has a husband is bound to her husband for life until he dies and if she marries another she is an adulterress ( Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinhians 7:29, 39).

    In case of abuse , extreme, separation can be a solution, but divorce and remarriage is against thr Word of God and adulterers do not inherit God's Kingdom ( 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21).

    Don't let modern interpretations mislead you about marriage, if it's a first for both, it is for life.
  • Fred scanlan on Galatians 5
    Being intimidated by others for your confidence in Christ should be expected, even today as it was then. Faith in christ is found in Him only. We should not judge one another based on a work righteous faith. Paul uses the word biting one another. How many times we offend one another? Being called to liberty in Christ , using this liberty to love one another, while being in Christ causing divisions within the church. It is impossible but offences will come. Some would find any reason to continue against Christ, or believe salvation is without the works of the law, who Paul claimed he was chief of, while leaders in the church still deny him!
  • Mae on Galatians 5
    I read all comments and critically analysed each one, I could not help but noticed no one actually admits to falling in any of these categories! As a serving Christian, I can describe myself as one with many flaws, even though I am seen to others as always doing the right thing.
    After reading Galatian 5 I had to do a self-evaluation, where I use to blame others for their behaviour I am now thinking that I may have contributed to creating the problems based on my reaction or overzealousness, possible obsessive behaviour, pride or lacking self-control which can lead to provocation. these are contributing factors that cause conflicts amongst our family members & peers. let's pray Gal 5: 22- 25

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