The Galatian Problem: The Galatian Christians believed that, though they were saved by God's grace through faith in Christ, they must be sanctified by works through keeping the Law of Moses.
The Galatian Solution: Paul's soution to these Galatians was very simple. It was in two parts. (1) Since God had saved them by His grace through faith, they must be sancitified by grace through faith also and not by keeping the Mosaic Law. (2) The Judaizers who were teaching them this error were preaching "another gospel" and were therefore cursed by God. Paul repeated this condemnation two times for emphasis (Galatians 1:8-9)
The Galatian Application: We who are saved in the Age of Grace, like the Galatian believers, were saved by God's grace through faith in Christ. We are to be sanctified day by day also by God's grace through faith and dependence upon the power of the Holy Spirit. This means that we are not under any of the three parts of the Mosaic Law. Those who differ with this are preaching "another gospel" and are also under God's curse.
About the Author
He has been a teacher in the areas of Greek, Hebrew, Bible, Speech, and English for over thirty-five years in ten schools, including one junior high, one senior high, four Bible institutes, two colleges, two universities, and one seminary. He served his country as a Navy Chaplain for five years on active duty; pastored three churches; was Chairman and Director of the Radio and Audio-Film Commission of the American Council of Christian Churches; since 1969, has been Founder, President, and Director of THE BIBLE FOR TODAY; since 1978, has been President of the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY; has produced over 800 other studies, books, audio cassettes, CD's, VCR's, or DVD's on various topics; and is heard on a thirty-minute weekly program, IN DEFENSE OF TRADITIONAL BIBLE TEXTS, on radio, and streaming on the Internet at BibleForToday.org, 24/7/365.
Dr. and Mrs. Waite have been married since 1948; they have four sons, one daughter, and, at present, eight grand-children, and eleven great-grandchildren. Since October 4, 1998, he has been the Pastor of the Bible For Today Baptist Church in Collingswood, New Jersey.
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