PAUL'S DEFENSE OF THE GOSPEL
July 18, 1993
INTRODUCTION: Problems at Galatia were purity of doctrine and
conduct; works salvation; legalistic error. Judaizers tried to
destroy Paul and his work: 1. Discredit his authority as a
leader (not an original apostle), 2. To substitute a salvation
by works system for the doctrine of pure grace; (Rom. 11:6).
Judaizers go back to the practice of Cain's reaction to the
instruction that he rejected the teaching of salvation through
faith in a substitutionary sacrifice , and substituted his own
personal merit and good works. After obtaining salvation
through good works, you are sanctified by observance of the
legal precepts of the Mosaic Law.
I. PAUL'S DIRECT COMMISSION FROM GOD.
A. DIVINELY COMMISSIONED. 1.
"Apostle" - an appointed
representative with an official status who is
provided with the
credential of his office.
(demand - supply)
1. No Human Cause. 1a
2. No Human Channel. 1b
3. But Heavenly Calling. 1c
4. By Heavenly Conqueror. 1d
Not Christ in His humiliation,
but Christ in His glorified body
B. DEFENDED COMPANY. 2
Stamp with authority what is said in
C. DEFINITE CONSIDERATION. 3
An out-breathing of Paul's prayer that
the Galatians might again become recipients of ...
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