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Epistle to the Galatians

(guh - lay' - shuhnz)

General Information

The Epistle to the Galatians is one of the books of the New Testament. It was written by Saint Paul in answer to opponents who were trying to convince the Galatian Christians that circumcision was necessary for salvation.

Paul developed the theme of Salvation in Jesus Christ. He then presents arguments from Scripture for the primacy of faith in Jesus as alone essential for salvation (chapters 3 - 4) and continues with an exhortation to true Christian life and freedom (chapters 5 - 6).

Epistle to the Galatians

Brief Outline

  1. Introduction (1:1-10)
  2. Paul attempted to vindicate his apostolic authority (1:11-2:21)
  3. Explanation of the meaning of Justification by Faith (3:1-4:31)
  4. Nature of the Christian life of liberty (5:1-6:10)
  5. Conclusion, appeal to Galatians to return to their initial Faith (6:11-17)
  6. Benediction (6:18)


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