Galatians And Philemon Analysis

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There are 27 books in the New Testament, if only choose two of them, I would select Galatians and Philemon. Not because these two are more spiritual and more depth than others, but they are easier to understand towards me. Galatians and Philemon both have straightforward themes and contents, which are easier for me to catch the key points. Though, as explaining one plus one equals two, the simpler ideas show the deeper truths. These two books teach me a lot of words of Jesus.
Galatians is an angry letter (Col. 3:1) from Paul to a number of congregations in Roman province where called Galatia (1:2). We did not know the actual time of writing and the location of writing. But we know that there were different cultures between Jews and Gentiles
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Moreover, Galatians listened to Paul’s opponents who attacked Paul’s credibility and impugned his integrity. When Paul faced these challenges, Paul tried to claim his authority first. Paul’s opponents charged Paul that he misunderstood the gospel messages, because he only received a derivative authority. To response it, Paul represented his understanding of the gospel did not differ substantially from the other apostles. To prove this, Paul stated that James, Peter and John both agreed with his ideas when Paul shared his ideas with them (2:6). Besides that, Paul brought Titus, an uncircumcised Gentile Christian, in front of the church leaders in Jerusalem. And all of these church leaders agreed with Paul that Gentiles were not necessary to be circumcised (2:1-3). On the other side, Paul proclaimed that his messages were directly from Jesus himself, by the way of divine revelation without needing any endorsing (2:11-12). Paul also gave an argument of operations between church’s leaders and him. Paul was absolute confidence that he was right and leaders were wrong because of his authority (2:11-14). Then, Paul hoped that …show more content…
Paul believed that Galatians had “fallen away from grace” (5:4) if they still followed the Jewish law. A right relationship should depend on trusting in the absolute sufficiency of the God’s grace. Furthermore, Paul pointed that God’s favor was universal in scope. God had already moved the distinctions between Jews and Gentiles, since all were now children of God through faith (3:26, 3:28). It meant that the fullness of time had come. Since the age had come, “now that the faith has come” (3:25), the circumcision meant nothing (4:1-7). At last, Paul hoped that Galatians knew that the spirit produced what the law could not effect to. Paul’s opponents might advocate keeping Torah as a path to holiness and virtue. Nevertheless, God had given the Holy Spirit to people (3:2), so the benefit of receiving the Spirit exceeded anything, which included circumcision, and keeping the Jewish law. Paul reminded that Galatians received the God’s spirit since they had first believed the gospel (3:2). Paul convinced Galatians to understand that God continued to supply his spirit not because of the working of the law, but

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