Posts tagged Galatians
Is The Church of Christ The New Israel?

Yes.

Paul is dealing with the false doctrine of the Judaizing teachers who were compelling Gentile Christians to submit to the law of Moses and physical circumcision. Paul writes to combat it with the truth that the new Israel is, in fact, the church of Christ in Galatians 6:16: "And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God."

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Is Galatians 3:26-28 Proof That Woman May Serve In Spiritual Positions of Authority Over Men?

Galatians 3:26-28 has been misused and abused by feminists and brethren who are seeking to restructure the church of Jesus Christ. It has been ripped out of its present context to supposedly prove that women may serve in the same spiritual positions over men such as preaching, scripture reading, presiding over the Lord's Supper, leading the prayer, and leading singing.

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What is the Fruit of the Spirit?

Galatians 5:22,23 states: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." [NOTE: The translators capitalized the letter "S" in the word "Spirit" because they thought it was referring to the Holy Spirit.]

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Is It Right To Pay The Preacher For His Work?

Yes, there are several passages of Scripture that bear this out.

1 Corinthians 9:8-14 states: "Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes?

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