O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? (Galatians 3:1, KJV 1900) The Apostle Paul rebuked the Galatians with the stern words above “o foolish Galatians, who had bewitched you.” This is one of the most
No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better (Lk. 5:39 KJV) What is the most ferocious enemy of the grace of God? Is it sin? Well, sin is the easiest thing for grace to handle. The antidote of sin is grace. All a man needs to
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? (Jn. 8:4-5 KJV) The scripture above gives us one of the many documented battles between law and grace. The Pharisees had just caught a
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. (Rom. 7:14 NKJ) You have certainly heard the law mentioned, especially when the subject of grace is discussed. Sadly, I have noticed that many believers have a limited understanding of what God calls the Law in the Body of Christ,
You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (Gal. 5:4 NKJ) What comes to your mind when you hear the words “fallen from grace?” First, its usage in the text above does not mean committing sin or losing our salvation. Grace is a platform
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!” (Rom. 6:15 NET). The believer in Christ is not under the law, but under grace. This is a blessing grace has brought unto us. But what does “not under the law” mean? Is it the same as lawlessness? The
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Gal. 5:1 NIV) If you read the verse above in isolation without knowledge of the previous 4 chapters of Galatians, you may be tempted to assume the Apostle Paul
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith (Romans 1:17) Our walk with the Lord is from faith to faith. At conversion, when we invite Christ into our hearts, it is by faith. We believe that it is not by our good works, but by His work on the cross.