We are on chapter 3 of Galatians and here is where we get Paul talking about the Law and equality. But can (and does!) he live up to the things he says he believes in? Paul is making an intricate and intense argument in this letter and this is where he starts to diverge from Judaism, the religion that he has inherited. This brings up some questions about how we understand the Law versus Faith dichotomy, the importance of faith versus works, and who is included, but then later excluded, as equal members in the community. What is interesting for us, is that reading these texts and looking at context gives us a much different perspective on Paul’s message than what we were taught growing up. We’re essentially getting a peek into a new religion and new theology being formed in real time and as with all things human relating to spiritual, they can get messy!
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