Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Galatians

We just learned about Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Galatia which is now part of the country of Turkey.

The church there was following some people who were telling them the wrong things, so Paul sent them the letter to try and straighten things out.

Galatia also had a lot of people that were Gentiles, meaning they were not the Hebrews that were God's chosen people from a long time ago.
Some people argued that they couldn't be Christians, but Paul helped them understand that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.

One of the most well known parts of Galatians is Paul telling people that they are all one in Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the galatians)

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