Paul does not have any praise for the churches of Galatia as he begins his letter to them. He is already addressing their major problem in verse 6 where he writes, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel."
"... were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened." Gen 7:11. The deluge followed by the Noahic covenant conclude our series on the dispensation of conscience. We also take a brief look at Numbers 13 and 1st Samuel 17 to learn more about the Nephilim.
Today we look closely at the traditions that Paul was zealous for and read the testimony of how he was called by the Lord.
The dispensation of conscience led to the deluge. This one opens with God's promise not to destroy every living thing by water again. In order to make good on that promise, God devises a system of government by man to restrain him from the decent into human social depravity.
We turn to the fourth chapter of the book of Daniel where we see that the heavens rule over the earth.
In this portion of Scripture we read that false bretheren are to be called out immediately, God accepts no man's person, Paul was an apostle to the Gentiles, and that Paul had to withstand Peter face to face when he was in err concerning works of the law.
"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Gal 2:21). At the end of chapter 2 Paul lays out the major doctrinal theme of the epistle.
As we turn to the second house order that God instituted, we begin with the account of Cain and Abel. Abel offered up a sacrifice by faith (Heb 11:4), but Cain came to the Lord after his own manner.
As we continue our study of this dispensation, we see with our eyes of understanding what happened when God left man to his own devices. "And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air, for i