Galatians Chapter 5 Discussion

  • Philip Christian Parks on Galatians 5
    Of the "leaven"; Gal. 5:9 = Scriptures always typify leaven as sin and evil, and all that GOD hates and forbids (cp. Exo. 34:25).

    A "little" leaven will spread throughout the substance until it pollutes the whole. This principle is proven by the rule of "first mention" as recorded in Exodus 12:15 and 19 as GOD declared regarding the Passover Meal: "Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off {eliminated; destroyed; killed} from Israel."

    Leaven typifies ...

    + evil and forbidden religious traditions and practices which pervert the true Religion (Lev. 2:11; Amos 4:5-5; Mt. 13:33; Lu. 13:21);

    + evil doctrinal errors which pervert the True Gospel (Mt. 16:6-12; Gal. 5:9);

    + blatant sinful character (Mk. 8:15);

    + hypocrisy (Lu. 12:1);

    + pride and boasting (1Cor. 5:6);

    + fornication and the fornicator (1Cor. 5:7); and

    + malice and wickedness (1Cor. 5:8).
  • Genevieve oluwaseun - in Reply on Galatians 5
    amen praise to the lord
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Brother Philip, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    If leaven ALWAYS represents sin and evil; explain:

    Luke 13:21 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of GOD (CHRIST IN YOU)?

    Luke 13:22 It (CHRIST IN YOU) is like LEAVEN ........
  • Philip christian parks - in Reply on Galatians 5
    See also Mt. 13:33. Regarding Luke 13:20-21, the correct interpretation is this:

    + The Kingdom of Heaven = the combined saved on earth; particularly the church.

    + Leaven = "another gospel"; any cursed false doctrine which is added to the True Gospel to make it more receptive. (e.g. the cursed doctrine which "so soon removed [the Galatian Church] from HIM (CHRIST) unto another [false] gospel" (Gal. 1:6-7; cp. Hos.7:4).

    + A woman = the proponent and introducer of false doctrine. The New Testament never describes the True Church generally as a "woman". Rather, the True Church is described specifically and honorably as a "chaste virgin" (2Cor. 11:2) and a "the Bride, The LAMB's (CHRIST's) wife" (Rev. 21:9; cp. 19:7).

    + Three measures of meal = the true saints; the true Kingdom of GOD; False professors and hypocrites will always reside within both.

    + Till the whole {meal} was leavened = religious "leaven" will always doctrinally corrupt any local church that receives it, as well as GOD's Kingdom as much as HE permits (generally speaking).

    This parable, as all parables within Matthew Thirteen, describe the progressive devolution of the Church in general, and of GOD's Kingdom until CHRIST's 2nd Coming and Judgment.
  • Philip Christian Parks - in Reply on Galatians 5

    Leaven, a type of sin, always pollutes and perverts that which is Holy (cp. 1Cor. 5:8).

    The wicked counterparts to "a woman"-an antitype of the True Church-are "that woman Jezebel" (Rev. 2:20), and the global religious system described as "the great whore", and "the mother of harlots" (Rev. 17:1 & 5).

    The "measures of meal" is that which "good seed" (Mt. 13:24) produces, only by the planting of which symbolizes the growth of True and Productive Christian believers (cp. Mt. 13:8 & 23).

    The True Gospel is never "hid", but rather is preached and openly, publicly, and boldly. The "woman" secretly "hid" her leaven which speaks of deception. She deceives by making her "leaven" more palatable to her gullible audience. Apostle Peter warned, "there shall be fal
  • Philip Christian Parks - in Reply on Galatians 5
    (Continued) Scriptures amply document the deceptive secrecy of false teachers who "hide" their "leaven". See

    + (2Cor. 11:13) "deceitful workers."

    + (Eph. 4:14) "they lie in wait {use trickery} to deceive."

    + (2Thes. 2:9) "him {apocalyptic antichrist}, whose coming is after the working of Satan (the definitive deceiver)."

    + (1Tim. 4:1-2) "seducing spirits ... speaking lies in hypocrisy."

    + (2Tim. 3:5) "Having a form of Godliness, but denying the Power thereof."

    + (Tit. 1:11) "who subvert {overthrow} whole houses."

    + (1Jn. 2:26) "them that seduce {deceive} you."

    + (Rev. 2:9) "them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."

    "Leaven" is anything extraneous which false religionists add to the True Gospel and Doctrine of CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR. That added "leaven" spreads throughout the Church and GOD's Kingdom. Compare the waywardness of the modern "church", and how far she has so removed herself from that perfect righteousness, holiness, and Godliness GOD requires. The modern church has literally removed LORD JESUS CHRIST to the back alley curbside.

    CHRIST literally portrays this in HIS Proclamation, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock" (Rev. 3:20). CHRIST, WHO is "The DOOR of the sheep" (Jn. 10:7 & 9), now "knocks" of the "door" of the apathetic, indifferent, and backslidden church because the church has replaced the True "DOOR" with a "door" of false gospels, doctrines, and even a false lord and savior.

    Of qualifications, when I speak of the modern church, I speak generally, for CHRIST will always "build" HIS True Churches. The True Church and the True Kingdom of GOD will persevere unto CHRIST comes again.
  • Erich on Galatians 5:4
    Galatians 5:4 makes it very clear that we MUST continue to abide in Christ and relay on Him for salvation by faith in his blood and what he did on the cross for us! Those who start in the faith, being justified, but, walk away from Christ to trust in their own efforts are showing that they are not relying on Christ anymore, which is a very dangerous thing to do. think about it..... If Christ, who is the only way we will be saved (Acts 4:12), becomes to no effect to us that can only mean we are in a state of condemnation..... We are fallen from grace. Paul is clearly talking to brothers and sisters in Christ, so this is a warning to saved Christians. Yes, while we can absolutely talk comfort in our salvation based on our faith in Christ, we must always remain steadfast and never turn away from the hope of the gospel (Colossians 1:22-23). If we do, we will be cut off. However, just as the prodigal son was dead and made alive again (Luke 15:11-32), so can the Christians who turn from Christ if they turn back to Him with a loving heart of faith in Him alone for salvation!
  • Tony Austin on Galatians 5:24
    Hebrew 8:6 keeping the sabbath
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Galatians 5:24
    Hi Tony,

    Can you explain your argument for keeping or not keeping the sabbath in the verse you presented,

    "Hebrews 8 vs 6"
  • Why is "self-control" being left out? It is very important and included in all older revisions of the Bible. Do we no longer need self-control?
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Hello Bet,

    Self control is not left out and is very important as you know. It is the word "temperance" at the end of the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:23.

    God Bless.
  • Santosh on Galatians 5
    Beautiful portion of scripture. I cannot even begin to scratch the surface of the concept of a prisoner like me who now has by grace been granted "liberty in Christ"!
  • Aldean Drieling on Galatians 5
    God said to fallow in the sperit.Not to put him with objects of the world. Is the Roman exicution toul an object symbols..
  • Michael R Dorsey on Galatians 5
    Looking at the abilities of the two witnesses They mirror Moses and Elijah. So many say Enoch and Elijah. Because they will be killed and neither saw natural death. All is pure speculation. But it has been amazing to me over my 25 years of study. No one has considered they could possibly be simply 2 men living on the earth at this time. That God will use. I understand that this Book in particular has much symbolism and representation. But the Bible as a whole is so simple a child can understand it. It is man that makes it so complex. It must be taken as much as possible as literal as possible. God never meant for it to be impossible to grasp. It takes some time with God and nobody will never know the deeper mysteries of this Bible. But the main message is simple . One way for sure you can identify the 2 Witnesses. Miss the Rapture and be a eyewitness to it. But by the Grace of God We'll be with Him. Mikey Out.Ooooohhhhh Yeah!!!!
  • Sach - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Michael R Dorsey ,i always thought of the two witness' as the law and the prophets which are represented by moses ,the law ,and elijah the prophets ,same as in the transfiguration but you could of course be correct ,excellent thought provoking post from you thankyou .
  • Clif on Galatians 5
    St john and john the revelator the same person
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Yes, it is generally understood & widely accepted that John, son of Zebedee, the disciple & apostle of Jesus, was the writer of the vision he received in The Revelation, as well as the writer of the three epistles (1,2,3 John).
  • Brett on Galatians 5
    What does it mean to inherit the kingdom of God? John 3:16 gives instructions on how to be saved but Galatians 5 gives different requirements to inherit the kingdom of God. Are they talking about the same salvation or is inheriting the kingdom of God different than salvation?
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Neither of the two Scripture tell you how to be saved, (born again) John 3:16, or Galatians 5. st Corinthians 15:1-4 tell us how to be saved during the age of grace. This is the Apostle Paul's Gospel, given to him by the Lord Jesus Christ to preach 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:"
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Charles R Peek,

    "Neither of the two Scripture tell you how to be saved"

    Obviously you are entitled to your opinion, however, you seem insistent on

    distinguishing your preference for 1Corinthians15. Now why is that? Why are

    you insisting a narrow view of what God uses to "save" lost people when God

    has provided so many verses that he uses to lead people to himself through

    his son? It seems to me your focus on this issue is to create a right and

    wrong way on the matter of what to tell lost people. Am I right about that?

    Suppose God chooses to begin leading a person to himself with Amos4:12?

    Clearly the Lord Jesus left Nicodemus to ponder a second birth, and not

    the sign of Jonah, as he also said would be for Israel. God has never been

    limited to demonstrate grace in a particular age. Rather, it is we who make

    distinctions, for the purpose of distinguishing Gods revealed methods of

    demonstrating his presence in our time period on earth. The whole of God's

    word is for all people to see him as he wills it so. I understand

    dispensationalism to organize a view of Gods history with man, but his

    salvation work is not so limited in his sovereign exercise of gracious love.
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Is it possible o believe in Vain... if so what are the requirements to believe , I believe that you can believe in Vain , if you do not understand from whom you receive salvation to begin with ... Grace is not a guarantee of salvation you can fall from grace if you justify your inability to rise above sin... and of course you must have had been given the authority too fulfill that vocation. And that authority is the baptism of the holy Ghost, with out instruction, or correction, by the word of God we can never understand the three Phases of salvation ,, IVE BEEN SAVED FROM MY PAST SINS, IM BEING SAVED FROM PRESENT SINS , AND I MUST ENDURE UNTIL THE END TO BE COMPLETELY SAVED. Ask your self this ? what is it that Jesus came to save to begin with ... Body , Soul , or Spirit.. there is only one answer.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Greetings, Brett, on the Lord's Day.

    John 3:16 tells us who Jesus was and what He accomplished, that whoever believes IN Him, shall not perish, but rather have everlasting life. Believing IN means putting your trust IN Jesus, His death and Resurrection, just Jesus ALONE, not Jesus PLUS other requirements.

    Galatians 5 talks about those "other requirements" that weigh people down in bondage. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."Gal 5:1. Read the whole chapter.

    He was warning them about Judiazers, that were telling believers that they had to keep the Mosaic Law. Paul was telling them that they don't have to keep the Mosaic Law, be circumcised or baptized or give to the church or go to church or ANYTHING added to saving faith in Jesus.

    Grace alone by Faith alone in Christ alone as instructed by The Scripture alone!
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Remember faith is a verb not a noun...
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Yes, but the accent is on the Antepenult
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    When i read the scripture , it tells me that we are saved by Grace THROUGH FAITH.... WE know that Grace is the Authority that enables us to overcome , we know that Faith is the substance of things HOPED FOR the evidence of things NOT SEEN... James tells us that FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.. The scripture tells us that we must have Grace to support our Faith .. Faith alone dose not secure our salvation WE must have works of the spirit We must grow up into Christ . Jesus said i am the Author and the Finisher of your faith.. HE WROTE THE BOOK. HE IS THE FOUNDATION, HE IS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE, { In your patience posses ye your souls... }
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Steve Anderson

    "saved by Grace THROUGH FAITH"

    "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." Ephesians 2:8&9

    You cut short that verse to construe it to your purposes. "and that(the faith)not of yourselves; it is the gift of God"

    Faith in God is a gracious gift of God.

    "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" Hebrews 12:2 I believe that if you or I were the author of our faith it will finish badly.

    "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12 & 16:25

    Saved is not a condition whereby you are clinging to God, but he with you in his grasp.
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Faith is not the gift my Brother .... GRACE is the gift.. Faith is the action in by which we over come ... and that faith is the faith of Jesus Christ. not of ourselves.. REMEMBER ITS NOT ABOUT US .. its not of any works that man can boast of its the works of the spirit of Jesus that makes the difference. We must put away this idea that we can tell God How to save us.
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    "saved" is the gift: Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
  • Steve Leigh Anderson - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Your WRIGHT the gift is Eternal life ..but what is it .its more than just knowing his name
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Galatians 5
    Eternal life is immortality, in the world to come; in the kingdom of God. you live forever with Christ in Heaven.

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