Wednesday, August 19, 2015

day no. 13,449: cut offs are always en vogue

Galatians 5:4-5

4 For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.
5 But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us.
Paul told the Galatians that they could only be made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Others had come and said you needed faith in Jesus PLUS you had to be circumcised in order to be made right with God.

So Paul's response in this letter is to tell the Galatians that if they choose to cut part of themselves off then they will be cut off from Christ because their confidence is in their flesh (or recent lack thereof) instead of in Christ ALONE.

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