In the third chapter of the book of Genesis we find the deception of Eve, the fall of man, and the grace of God as He makes the first promise in Scripture. "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between her seed; it shall bruise they head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Gen 3:15
We return to Genesis 3 to tie up loose ends concerning the serpent, the woman Eve, and the Tree of Life.
The epistle to the Galatians is a letter about departure from the faith. In this episode we take a look at the background of departure as an overview for our study of Galatians.
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.