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Galatians and Ephesians summary

Galatians and Ephesians summary - Ephesians Paul’s letter...

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Elliot Marshall New Testament RELI 120 Williams Tinajero Galatians Paul’s letter to the Galatians is much shorter than previous New Testament books we have been reading. An important reason the Paul wrote to the Galatians was because the Galatians were in a debate about circumcision. Paul wanted to clear up the debate and give the Christian view of circumcision. Paul said that it wasn’t necessary for Gentiles to be circumcised in order to enter the Christian religion. Being saved is more the just obeying physical laws, although obeying them won’t hurt. Paul is disappointed in the Galatians for turning to the beliefs of others so easily. I thought it was interesting how Brown broke down the letter. Brown said that Paul was writing in an apologia letterform. He says to best understand the letter one can see Paul as a defendant, preachers of other gospels as prosecutors and the Galatians as the judge.
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Unformatted text preview: Ephesians Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is another short book of the New Testament. Paul writes to the Ephesians and there are two themes he comes back to over and over. Paul says that there is a unity of all things in Christ. He also says that the church is the physical symbol of that unity on Earth. Jesus Christ allowed a unity in all peoples and things, including Jews and Gentiles. Brown says that Paul probably didn’t actually write this letter. There is evidence that the letter was written after Paul’s death. In every other letter Paul talks about circumcision, but not in this letter. Also, Paul has always said that Christ is the only foundation of the church, but in the letter to the Ephesians “Paul” says that Christ and the apostles are the foundation of the church....
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