Paul's Letter To The Galatians

A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical

When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision
was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without
becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws).
Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be Christians,
became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want to be an
apostle to gentiles? According to him, Jesus appeared to him in AD 32 or
36, and told him to preach the good news to the gentiles (Gal 1:16).
Paul uses scripture to explain why gentiles should not be required to
be circumcised, or obey Jewish Law; ...

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preaching circumcision to the
gentiles. Perhaps he thought that gentiles would accept Christianity more
easily if it was natural to their lifestyle --I'm sure that the thought
of circumcision, and strict dietary laws scared gentiles from
Christianity! It seems that the "Judaziers" preached a God that was hard
to please.
Paul's major problem confronted in his letter to the Galatians is the
preachings of the Judaziers. Apparently, men who preach circumcision and
the Law had been trying to "pervert" the Galatians, and change their
beliefs away from Paul's preachings (Gal 1:7). Paul is so angered that
the Galatians are so easily convinced (Gal 1:6), that he actually wishes
the Judaziers to mutilate themselves (Gal 5:12)! So, the letter to
Galatians uses 4 specific tactics to make Galatians come back to the
teachings according to Paul.
Paul begins by defending his credibility as an apostle. He writes a
brief autobiographical history, stressing that he once ...

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