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The Ninth Book of The New Testament.

This epistle is written by the apostle Paul to the early Christians in Galatia.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Authorized King James Version

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: Galatians
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 ·

The churches in Galatia were formed partly of converted Jews,
and partly of Gentile converts, as was generally the case. St.
Paul asserts his apostolic character and the doctrines he
taught, that he might confirm the Galatian churches in the Faith
of Christ, especially with respect to the important point of
Justification By Faith alone. Thus the subject is mainly the
same as that which is discussed in the epistle to the Romans,
that is, Justification By Faith alone. In this epistle, however,
attention is particularly directed to the point, that men are
justified By Faith without the Works of the Law of Moses. Of the
importance of the doctrines prominently set forth in this
epistle, Luther thus speaks: "We have to fear as the greatest
and nearest danger, lest Satan take from us this doctrine of
Faith, and bring into the Church again the doctrine of Works and
of men's traditions. Wherefore it is very necessary that this
doctrine be kept in continual practice and public Exercise, both
of reading and hearing. If this doctrine be lost, then is also
the doctrine of Truth, Life and Salvation, lost and gone."

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