Galatians chapter 1 summary
This book of Galatians is for me ons of the most important book in the bible as it explains the way of salvation through the righteousness of Jesus . Unless we understand and receive this message as an experience we are not converted. Conversion like Ellen g White says is a rare experience . Few Christians are converted. I realize that one of the biggest problem in the world is legalism and pride.
Galatians chapter 1 summary gives us the solution to this incredible problem that even today few are speaking about or know the solution for. Not only the Christian and religious world is proud and legalist, but also non believers stand only on rules without having any change in the heart. What we shal take to heaven is who we are not what we do. Once God changes who we are then what we do will change.
When one strives with his own efforts to change what he does without having the heart changed. Then this Christian life is a nightmare and a great burden . Galatians chapter 1 summary gives us the way out of this religious nightmare called legalism .
GA 1 1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
This is a very important verse. I remember i was evangelising in the south of France. This is the place where most protestants lived in the middle ages. Very dusty and cowboy like towns . It is fascinating to see that a country that was so catholic had a place called Cevennes which was mostly protestant and resisted to much the persecutions of the papacy . There a men asked me a question
Who send you to preach ? Or his question was saying Can you prove to me that you are not talking from yourself but that God has sent you? Tonya most people believe in reason and self truth . The bible says the opposite, it says that all truth comes from God that God is truth .
That God choses people He wants to tell others about the love of Jesus . And that the words of those chosen ones are not from men , but from God .
Today Christianity believes in men. Many Christians believes that the words of the preacher comes from him . Let us go back to the bible and find out that when one is sent of God what he says is inspired of God . Galatians chapter 1 summarytells us that we cannot believe the new movements in the world to worship human reason and human thoughts.
If what a preacher said came from him then there would be no need of the Holy Spirit, no need to have a bible as miens thoughts would be enough to proclaim the truth as men would have truth in their mind . God would not have needed to create churches and send the bible and prophets is human reasoning was enough . Paul says he was sent from God and the words he spake came from God .
GA 1 2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
Paul was sent to the pagans. Tonya most Christians congregate where there are other Christians . This is too easy and comfortable . The truth of the bible is not going to the ends of the planet as is Gods will .
In Galatians chapter 1 summary it says that modern Christianity is failing in doing its mission of preaching to the world. It is selfish to do such a thing, to be blessed by God with so much truth and let others perish without this amazing truth that Jesus loves you and me so much and He died so that we could be freed from destruction and enjoy heaven forever.
GA 1 3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
What we need in the end times is grace and peace. So much trouble is going on in the world that peace is taken away. When we know the bible we can have peace knowing that one day this story of battle between good and evil will soon end. We need grace because only God can give us wisdom to know how to tell others about his love.
GA 1 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
This age is evil . If you go to the post about pride it explains well what evil is . In fact the word evil and proud and used different times in the bible as meaning the same thing . Many sins are never mentioned in churches and most Christians do not know what sin is . In Galatians chapter 1 summary we learn that what God loves is that we love each other and love God above all . People think that sin is what we do .
Many follow many rules and traditions , but they forget that who we are is what we shall take to heaven . This evil world doe snot know that many sins that are offensive to God are never mensionned in churches. Such as pride, arrogance, selfishness, unloving, unkindness, apathy, dishonesty . Through the death of Jesus we have the hope that one day we will escape this evil world to go to a place where everybody Wil be loving, kind, honest and gentle .
GA 1 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
This is the opposite of today evil world is to give glory to God in all things. The basis of sin is pride, or worshipping oneself . We either give God the glory or we take the glory that belongs to Him to ourselves. There is no middle ground . Nobody will be in heaven who will have taken glory to themselves.