The owner said, "I'll give you some money if you'll do a job for me." "What is it? "Just tell me when you've finished." Two hours later the laborer reported that he was all done. To add to faith is to trust ceremony, which is to deny Christ, which is to be cut off from Christ, which is to fall from grace.
"This short letter has an importance out of all proportion to its size. what gets the emphasis in the letter to the Romans is this: that there is salvation despite the transgression of God's holy law." I. Of course, the only thing that makes us acceptable to God is our trust in Christ's good works. We are saved by good works, but it is Christ's good works, not ours. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, 3; Howard F.
There is always a need for Paul's forthright setting out of the truth that justification comes only through faith in Christ, not by works." Paul wrote much about the law in both Galatians and Romans. what is indicated in the letter to the Galatians is the inadequacy of the law for salvation, and . "Nomism" is the belief that we need to make law the ruling governor of our lives.
His dominant concern was for truth and its bearing on life. Hamerton-Kelly, "Sacred Violence and 'Works of Law.' 'Is Christ Then an Agent of Sin?
Paul wrote it with strong emotion, but he never let his emotions fog his logic. Reaping Abundant Eternal Life as a Reward (Galatians 6:8-9)," Grace Evangelical Society News 5:8 (August 1990):2.
Fifth, the name "Galatians" was appropriate for people living in the southern area. All other religions have rites ceremonies, and creeds, but no supernatural life.