Paul's Salvation Letters: Galatians And Romans

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Paul's Salvation Letters: Galatians and Romans

Paul's Salvation Letters: Galatians and Romans

Not many letters have had such a great impact on the western world as the letter of Paul to the Galatians. Indeed, this letter became the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation. [1] It has also been called the “Magna Carta of Christian liberty,” and this is truly an accurate description. [2] On the other hand, Romans is generally regarded as the greatest of Paul's letters, and the Roman church became one of the major centres of Christendom. It is therefore not surprising to find that both these great letters are quite similar to each other in regard to their content. However, their occasion and purpose are quite different. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the audiences to which these letters were written, their purpose, and the historical circumstances which prompted them to be written.

That is why, if we were to rely on our obedience to the law, we can never be justified before God. "Therefore by the deeds of the law should not be no flesh be justified in his eyes, because, according to the law is the knowledge of sin". With tears of sorrow, even the holy Christian recognizes his sins ever day. As long as we stay on the ground, it's a sad reality that we continue to sin. While there is nothing on earth that I hate more than a sin, but I continue to sin and offend God who loves me so much [1]

The Apostle Paul makes an incredible statement in Romans: "Whoever does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness". God justifies the ungodly! He does not say: "God justifies the righteous." That would be quite obvious and simple - and it would be written despair for all us sinners. He did not even say: "God justifies the ungodly, when he transforms and starts doing good things." Paul argues that it is him who are not "working" and "believes" that God accounts as righteous. God justifies the ungodly by faith.

We understand that this is pure beauty - that we do not deserve. Nevertheless, concerns the question immediately comes to mind. As only God, who said that he did not justify the wicked, to justify the believer, though a believer scofflaw? Is God ignoring the law, to show us mercy? The apostle Paul seeks to answer this question:

"But now the righteousness of God apart from the law revealed, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all believers, for there is no difference;. For all have sinned, and the glory of God, being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in his patience God gave the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, ...