To: 1000 silverlings
Paul was addressing two groups in Galatians, the false teachers who were formerly Jewish and the converted, formerly pagan Galatians. As it would be blasphemy, both for anyone and for Paul to call God's ordained holy days anything like weak and beggarly, and since verse 3, chapter 4, mentions the elements of the world, it is clear that the elements of the world, not God is what he is addressing, or pagan beliefs.
Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't sure where you were coming from.
To: DouglasKC; Buggman; Dr. Eckleburg; HarleyD
I'm glad you asked that because that passage can be confusing and we want lurkers to see the truth that the bible preaches. My post was actually more in condemnation of false teachers who want to lead the weak astray, and that some, even after hearing of the gospel, fail to grasp its full signigficance. Since I am constrained somewhat on this forum I am trying to use scripture, as we all should, to support my arguments. I especially liked the verse in Philippians3:2, regarding the concision, for there Paul is unabashedly calling the matter in very harsh terms.
Thank you for your post.
posted on 09/30/2006 8:42:53 AM PDT
by 1000 silverlings
(why is it so difficult to understand?)
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