This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder at our Sunday morning service on Sunday 1st November 2015 is the first in our verse-by-verse studies through Paul’s epistle to the Galatians.
In this study we look at the background to the letter in order to understand Paul’s reason for writing. Of all of Paul’s letters, this is the most stern as Paul sets out to defend the truth of the gospel, that Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone.
Speaking of this book, Dr Merrill Tenney made the following claim:
- “Few books have had a more profound influence on the history of mankind than has this small tract, for such it should be called. “Christianity might have been just one more Jewish sect, and the thought of the Western world might have been entirely pagan had it never been written”.
William Ramsay commented:
- “It is a unique and marvelous letter, which embraces in its six short chapters such a variety of vehement and intense emotion as could probably not be paralleled in any other work.”
And in his commentary on Galatians (available from www.khouse.org) Dr Chuck Missler says:
- “It was on the masthead of the Reformation. It has been called the Magna Carta of the early church. It is the manifesto of Christian liberty, the impregnable citadel, and a veritable Gibraltar against any attack on the heart of the gospel”
May you be blessed and challenged as you listen to this study.
You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for later listening. The PowerPoint slides in PDF format are also available for download.