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Interesting Facts About Galatians.

AUTHOR: Paul

TIME WRITTEN: If 53-56 then from Ephesus
If A.D. 56 then from Macedonia

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:

• 48th Book in the Bible
• 9th Book in the New Testament
• 4th of 21 Epistle Books (Romans – Jude)
• 5th of Paul’s 13 books
• 18 Books to follow it.
CHAPTERS: 6 VERSES: 149 WORDS: 3,098 OBSERVATIONS ABOUT GALATIANS: The Book of Galatians has been called”
• The Magna Carta of Christian liberty.”
• The Christian’s Declaration of Independence.”
I It is believed that Paul wrote Galatians with his own hand rather than having dictated it to a secretary. 5:2; 6:11 I Paul wrote the Galatian letter in response to a report that the Galatian congregations were being taken over by the false teaching of some Judiazing teachers who professed Jesus, but at the same time sought to place Gentile converts under the requirements of the Mosaic Law.
I The term “Galatia” was used in two senses:
• Ethnographic – Referred to the central part of Asia Minor.
• Political (or provincial) – Referred to including territory to the south that was not originally considered a part of Galatia (Antioch of Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, etc.) I Paul had to correct Peter in a matter at Antioch in Syria. 2:11-12
I In the Book of galatians, Paul shows the superiority of
Christianity over the Law of Moses.
I Words frequently used in the Book of Galatians:
• The law” – 31 times
• “Flesh” – 18 times
• “Spirit” – 15 times
• “Faith” – 21 times
• ‘The promise” – 10 times
• “Bondage” (and related words) – 11 times
• “The Cross.” – 6 times I In Christ we now have:
• Freedom from sin.
• Freedom from the Law of Moses.
• Freedom from the doctrines of men.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

By #LATeamGrace