Paul's Letter To The Galatians: An Analysis

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Paul is one of the most prolific writers in the Christian faith. After his conversion following his persecution of members of the Christian faith, Paul dedicated his life to spreading the word of Jesus Christ and helping maintain the Church alongside the Apostles. Paul eventually suffers for his role in the church by being beheaded. However, in his various letters, Paul helps guide the early church with various problems that arise. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is specifically guiding the Galatian Church. In his letter, Paul preaches the importance of the unity of the church and that we are all brought together as one through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul writes his letter to the Galatians when the church was still relatively new. Paul’s martyrdom was only a few decades after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The church was still relatively unstable because it was so newly formed and because it was still being persecuted just because of its nature. Paul saw the importance of keeping the church alive and growing in that he knew a functioning church was necessary to keep the message of Jesus alive. In a time of difficulty and persecution, any major disunity in the church could have caused a schism that ultimately led to the demise of the church. …show more content…
He believes that this eliminates the inclusive and exclusive issue of the church. In justification by faith, Paul means that everyone can still be saved without strict adherence to the law. Rather, Paul viewed the law as there to help guide people and keep them from a life of sin, and this law emphasizes that grace is needed in the lives of all. Justification by faith, means that a person with strong faith can be saved by grace, a grace that can only come through Jesus Christ (Burge 274). Jews and Gentiles can then follow their traditional laws and have faith, and both still be

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