Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Walking through Galatia (part 2)

Chapter 1 of Galatians continues to exhort any who follow Christ to focus on Him (Christ). Don't worry about what others think, just do what is right.

In chapter 2 verses 1-10, Paul came after legalists. Those who follow the law for keeping a right relationship with God.

People who follow rules to make them right with God tend to make generalizations. i.e. If someone goes to a Baptist / Catholic/ Lutheran/ Methodist/ etc. church, then they must be messed up, because they do not follow this or that particular doctrine. Judgment seems to be of more import than grace or love. Justice is a good thing. Loving others calls us to do that. But...

Not to skip ahead, but I looked at the list of the fruits of the Spirit in chapter 5. I didn't see judging others in the list. Hmmm....

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