Galatians:Stand Fast in Liberty
by James R. Spencer
Paul's Epistle to the Romans has been called The Constitution of the Christian Faith. His letter to the Galatians has been referred to as The Magna Carta of that faith.
The theme of this Epistle is found in Galatians 5:1 which reads "Stand ye therefore fast in the libert wherewith Christ hath made you free and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage."
Paul wrote this letter to a group of churches in what is now the country of Turkey, churches he, himself, had established. After he laid the Gospel foundation, a group of Jews, know as "Judaizers," came among the new Galatian Christians and began adding to the Gospel message of freedom in Christ. They wanted to bring Christians under the Jewish dietary and Sabbatarian laws.
Paul wrote this letter in response and condemned these false Apostles saying that they were under a curse because they brought "another Gospel." (Gal 1:6-8)
Today, Christians still struggle with the sin of Legalism. All of the so-called Christian Cults are legalistic. If they understood this letter, they would be set free.
This study is indispensable to any who desires to live (and help others live) the life Christ died to give us.