The central problem that Paul is addressing in the book of Galatians is about who is a part of the body of Christ: how you get in, how you stay in, and how you move forward. The problem within the ecclesiae in Galatia was an inner-ecclesiae squabble between two Christian groups, the Jews (the agitators) who became Jesus followers and believed that as the people of God who had been giving the Law, they should retain their adherence to the Law (the additives). Another group, equally Christian, were the gentiles who had become Jesus followers and did not follow the Law code of the Jewish Jesus followers.
What occurred in the Galatian ecclesiae is still prevalent in today’s local ecclesia. The constant struggle over who is in and who is out based on the additives a local ecclesia feels that is necessary to be a true follower of Jesus.
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Free At Last: Being Christian Without All the Additives
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- Galatians Is About What?
- Reading Section 1: Paul Here: Listen Up! (1.1-5)
- Reading Section 2: You Changed to What? (1.6-10)
- Reading Section 3: It’s My Story And I’m Sticking To It! (1.11-2.10)
- Reading Section 4: Conflict Between Paul and Peter (2.11-21)
- Reading Section 5: Why Have You Changed? (3.1-4.11)
- Reading Section 6: What Happened to You? (4.12-20)
- Reading Section 7: Allegory or Typology? (4.21-5.6)
- Reading Section 8: Freedom (5.7-12)
- Reading Section 9: Works of the Flesh / Fruit of the Spirit (5.13-26)
- Reading Section 10: Being A Community Without All The Additives (6.1-10)
- Reading Section 11: Not Circumcision but the New Creation (6.11-18)