In these days when we have become, so bound by not being able to call a spade a spade, because the spade might get offended, because it though it was a shovel.
Well The Apostle Paul would have been in real trouble.
Galatians 3 verse 1: “You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified.”
Calling someone ‘foolish, is not the polite way of starting theological debate, but then Paul was not interested in being polite. This is direct and to the point theology, but Paul is pulling no punches.
What was Paul so upset about Galatians 3 verse 19 to 24: The Law was a temporary measure until the promises given to Abraham could be fulfilled by Christ Jesus. It was suppose to teach us, but now we have a better teacher.
Paul is simply puzzled that the Galatians, who had so eagerly accepted his message, should now choose to return to a kind of slavery. Galatians 4 verse 8 to 11: They were freed from slavery to man made gods, why would they want to go back to slavery again.
Paul urges them to look beyond the false friendship of the Judaisers and try to understand what being under the Law actually means. We have been set free by Christ, into a new way of living, what matters are we living the life that reflects Our Lord and Our Friend.
Paul might have been in today’s standards very political incorrect,, but being true to our beliefs may also at times make us too.
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