"...this we have to fear as the greatest and nearest danger, lest Satan take from us this doctrine of faith, and bring into the church again the doctrine of works and men's traditions."
At A Glance
Galatians is about the gospel. From the first chapter, Paul eagerly defends the gospel of Christ against the anti-gospel of those who would add to the finished work of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The book serves as a strong defense against the idea that we can contribute to our own justification through works. It attacks self-made religion and includes some penetrating analyses to be applied to most cults and major world religions, Morminism in particular.
We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. But this is no license to sin as the same Spirit by whom we are justified now works in us for our sanctification. Since we have life by Him, we are to live by and walk in Him as we image the character of our God.
Christ is our righteousness. Christ is our freedom. Christ is our life. This is the gospel. This is the message of Galatians.
- The Message of Galatians by John Stott
- Sermons on Galatians by John Calvin
- Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther