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The Law

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  1. Jesus - The Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets - (Matthew 5:17 - The Old Testament revelation finds its fulfillment in Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Controversy at Galatia - (An Overview of the problem and the argument of the letter to the Galatians) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Galatians 1:1-5 - The Apostle Paul's curt salutation to the churches of Galatia) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Paul's Propositional Statement in Galatia - (Galatians 2:15-17 - Paul lays out the main issues) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Having begun in the Spirit - (Galatians 3:1-4 - The receipt of the Spirit by the Galatians when they were yet uncircumcised demonstrates that God has accepted Gentile believers apart from the requirements of the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Circumcision - A Cutting Issue Then and Now - (Christians who insist the Mosaic Law is still in effect must keep the rite of circumcision) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Duration of the Law - (Galatians 3:14-24 - The Law was in force UNTIL the promised "seed" arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Why, Then, the Law? - (Galatians 3:19-25 - Paul explains why God gave the Law and its provisional status) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Social Implications of the Law - (Galatians 3:26-4:7 - Living under the Torah means inevitable social divisions) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Torah Keeping means a Divided Church - (Galatians 3:26-4:7 - The regulations of the Mosaic Law mean divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The End of the Jurisdiction of the Law - (Galatians 3:1-25 - A summary of Paul's main arguments from the third chapter of Galatians) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Calendar Rituals - The Rudiments of the World - (Galatians 4:9-10 - The Law, Calendrical Observations, and the Fulness of Time) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Jesus and Food Purity Regulations - (Mark 7:20-23 - Jesus undermined the religious "logic" of dietary restrictions) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Jesus and Purity Rites - (Mark 1:40-45 - Jesus touched a leper which resulted in the latter's "cleansing," not in the ritual defilement of Christ) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Paul Appeals for Tolerance on Holy Days and Diet - (Romans 14:1-5 - The Apostle appeals for tolerance over matters of food and calendrical observances) - {PDF Copy}
Churchyard in Spring by Chris Gallagher on Unsplash
Churchyard in Spring by Chris Gallagher on Unsplash