The Word Among Us

November 2006 Issue

Freedom for Freedom’s Sake!

St. Paul and the Galatians

By: Fr. Lawrence Boadt, CSP

If we look at Paul's Letter to the Galatians, we see that the "Council of Jerusalem" that we examined in our first article did not completely resolve the issue. A close look at this letter can also show us how the controversies surrounding Gentile circumcision allowed Paul to explain in even greater depth what it means that Jesus has set us free—free from law, from sin, and even from death itself.

A Different Gospel? Look at how Paul opens this letter: "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ"...


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