Refuge in the Word l

July  2018


REFUGE IN THE WORD



Stand fast therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”  Paul wrote about AD 57 on his third missionary journey from Ephesus. The Apostle had labored hard and even faced death to win these people to Christ. The people were doing alright when a group of legalistic people called Judaizers injected their poison into them. The Judaizers convinced the Galatians church that they needed circumcision along with Jesus Christ. Circumcision was the badge of the Law. Some Christians should wear a badge because that is the only way you can tell that they are Christians.

Paul said if you so much put on the badge of the Law, which is Circumcision then Christ does not profit you anything. Christ plus nothing else is Salvation.


Paul in verse 7 wrote "Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth. Paul won them back but not without a fight. He had to defend his Apostleship. He faced Peter in Jerusalem. Paul said in Galatians 1:8, But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed. Read this wonderful book of Galatians.

 

Your Brother in Christ,

Pastor Fred Wesson