The result is that Paul most likely established the churches in north Galatia with the logical conclusion that that is the destination of the letter. If the answer is any of these things, then we should expect Paul to shun everything to do with the Temple, and the Temple Laws as a bare minimum. We are not saved by works but by faith alone but that faith is not alone for our faith produces works. Paul Upheld the True Gospel Before Peter and Others Galatians 2:11-21 ¶ 11 Now when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. There is no need to see any special problem here. After reading your arguments for an early writing of Galatians, I tried to find counter arguments in the text to link the two.
Paul then does ministry in Galatia and establishes churches in Gentile communities. Paul wrote Galatians to respond to this confusion and the slur on his commitment and sincerity. They were attempting to turn these Gentile Christians to Jewish traditions under pressure from nationalistic Jewish groups in Judea. Bibliography Books Askwith, Edward Harrison. Virtually all the commentators and writers Boice, Bruce, Burton, Gutherie, Hendricksen, Longenecker, Ramsay, Lightfoot, Thiessen, Zahn reconstruct the historical antecedents of the arrival of the Gauls in the land of the Phrygians along similar lines. Even Peter was temporarily drawn into their web of deceit Galatians 2:11—13.
Zerwick, Maximilian, Biblical Greek Illustrated by Examples. Dutifully, and in faithfulness to God, they have gone to great lengths to try to understand what Paul was talking about. Bruce summarizes well the heart of the issue with respect to the destination of the epistle, The question before us is: Where were these churches and who were the Galatians? Purpose: To help believers in Galatia resist false teachers who taught that salvation comes only to those who add the human merit of obedience to the law to their faith in Christ. Only because of verses 9-10. Their attacks may have taken one or more of the following forms: First, they may have claimed that Paul was a renegade who had defied his superiors, the Jerusalem apostles. Third, Boice says that if Paul quoted the decree, he would have played right into the hands of those who accused him of getting his gospel from those in Jerusalem.
And concerning multiple 'seed' see also V8. Therefore, since there is no necessary reason to believe that Luke followed the convention at the time and since the convention itself cannot be ascertained with certainty, this argument as it stands by itself, contributes little to determining the destination of the letter. To try to settle the matter, Paul wrote his letter to the Galatians from Corinth, where he was unable to leave his missionary work at the time. Please forgive my broken English. Galatians 4:22 says Abraham have 2 sons.
According to Stein, the fact that Paul is the leader in Acts 15 and appears as such in Galatians 2:1-10 indicates that these meetings should be thought of as the same. Those who follow this gospel are required to do nothing, believe nothing, obey nothing; and for doing absolutely nothing they will be rewarded - with nothing! You may choose to believe yourself to be a pillar of virtue because you shun and despise God's Laws, but shortly you will have no need to doubt your status any longer. No one can obey the 10 Commandments. To this Paul simply responded by saying that it was the very thing he had always sought ἐσπούδασα to do. And before we do, let's also understand that no-one can contradict the Words actually spoken by God and still claim to be His servant. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976.
However, the participle is used on several occasions to refer to antecedent time as well: Acts 1:6, 8; 11:19; 13:4; 15:1; 17:1;19:1, 2; 21:11, etc. For many students of the New Testament, the dating of Galatians is tedious work which does not seem to have much pay-off in reading the book itself. Arguments for the Identity Between Galatians 2:1-10 and Acts 11:27-30 and 12:25 The purpose of this section is to surface and evaluate certain arguments that favor the famine visit of Acts 11:27-30 and 12:25 hereafter simply referred to as Acts 11 as that to which Paul refers in Galatians 2. Cling to the Cross, the burden will fall— Christ had redeemed us once for all! Again, this argument rests upon silence. In the very next chapter, we find Paul circumcising Timothy Acts 16:1. James is saying that this shows the genuineness of our faith. Did you notice the Apostle Paul never stood in Peter's face to accuse him of anything! According to John 2:19-21, Jesus raised himself from the dead.
Two Objections The first objection concerns the chronological problem inherent in saying that Galatians 2 is equivalent to the famine visit. This is why I think for many, it has not been understood. Closely connected to the destination of the epistle is its date. They even went so far as to charge that he was an impostor and was guilty of misleading the membership of the churches. Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified? This is the situation at the time of the apostle Paul in the first century.
Finally the paper will conclude with a evaluative statement concerning the strength and certainty of the conclusions reached on each of the questions undertaken throughout. If we could be saved through the keeping of the Law, then Jesus did not need to die Galatians 2:21. He means a commitment on the part of an individual to the way of life exemplified in the person of Jesus. Surely Peter, even though he possessed a vacillating spirit, would not have done such a thing after the Jerusalem church, that is, those who caused it the first time Gal. Like Thank you brother, that was a very helpful chronology. In both cases Paul and Barnabas seem to be contending against strong opposition from a Judaizing sect cf.