Maynard Leese, Jim Tittsworth, Marvin Walker
The subject of grace is a perplexing one for many Christians. Acceptance apart from merit is so beyond our experience that we have difficulty comprehending and appreciating it. We either deny the reality of grace, and try to earn salvation through works, or we pervert the gospel of grace, using it as an excuse for sin. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he addresses people who are bouncing between both extremes. Some of his readers were trying to restrict the grace of God to the regulations of Judaism. Others were advocating a life with no boundaries, reflected in unrestrained human freedom. Paul will challenge both views. His words elevating grace and exposing legalism provide a needed reminder for us today.