Grant Coghill Galatians paper - Grant Coghill Mr Haratine 1st Section 8 April 2019 Exegesis of Galatians The statement \u201cIt is for freedom that Christ

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Grant CoghillMr. Haratine 1st Section8 April 2019Exegesis of GalatiansThe statement “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” captures Paul’s message in Galatians through his preaching that we cannot be saved just through laws and morals, but through Christ alone (Galatians 5:1 and Version). This declaration of our freedom is both a statement of an accomplished fact and a goal to pursue. Freedom is ours because of the accomplishment of Christ: Christ has set us free! Paul does not appeal to his readers to fight to befree. Our Christian freedom is not the result of our long march. They have not liberated ourselvesby efforts. We are not able to do so. But now that freedom has been given to us by Christ, that freedom is our goal and our responsibility. In Paul's letters he often exhorts his readers to:"stand firm in the faith" (1 Cor 16:13); "stand firm in one spirit" (Phil 1:27); "stand firm in the Lord" (Phil 4:1). Here he appeals to themto stand firm in the freedom Christ has given to them. Paul illustrated in his autobiograph

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