Galatians 1‑6
In accord with Acts 15 the apostle uncompromisingly refutes the enemies’ legal Judaizing teachings (the bane of Christendom) which perverts the pure grace, (plus nothing) of the gospel (which was received direct from heaven), by the admixture of law-keeping, either as a means of justification or as the rule of life for the Christian. The law, works, flesh and the world are diametrically opposed to grace, faith, the Spirit and the cross. If they were justified by the law they had “fallen from grace.” See Rom. 6:15; 7:4; 11:615What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (Romans 6:15)
4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (Romans 7:4)
6And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. (Romans 11:6)
Written by Paul’s own hand A.D. 56.