Galatians Intro Pt. 2

  • To whom was the book written?

The book was eitherwritten to those in the north or the south of the region of Galatia.

  • Where is Galatia?

Galatia is in modern Turkey at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • When was Galatians written?Galatians was written between 51 and 57 A.D.
  • Who wrote it?

The vast majority of scholars say Paul wrote the book of Galatians.

  • Why was it written?

 A group of Jewish Christians were traveling around Galatia telling people that faith in Jesus Christ was not enough.  Believers also had to follow a series of laws from the Old Testament.  The most important one in their minds was circumcision.

  • How are people today facing the same challenges as the Galatians?

People today hear many things that are added to the gospel asof equal importance.  Within Christian churches the form of worship, the clothes that a woman wears, or the sins a person is still dealing with can lead to a church condemning that person even if they have a genuine faith in Jesus Christ which is showing itself in a transformed life.  Outside the church, people in groups like the New Age, Mormons, or Jehovah’s Witnesses take faith in Jesus Christ and add to it and twist it.  In effect, they preach another gospel.

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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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