The Judaizer Problem: In The Dictionary Of Paul And His Letter

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The Judaizer Problem Yvonne Brock Grand Canyon University BIB 443 September 13, 2009 McRay states that “In the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters,” Scott Hafemann states that “Paul’s understanding of the Law is currently the most debated topic among Pauline scholars.” Paul was trained in Judaism and therefore he was qualified to address the problems that the Gentiles were having with understanding “The Way.” In Galatians, Paul talked about how he was set apart from his mother’s womb; therefore, he felt that he could not reject the call on his life. In Acts 26:18, Paul said that God had appointed him to open the eyes of the Gentiles. He also told them that he spent time in the desert after his conversion and did not mingle with…show more content…
He told them that even if angels came from heaven and preached another gospel, let them be accursed and doomed to eternal punishment. Paul wanted to show them that Jews and Gentiles were just alike in Christendom, the come to a right relationship with God by faith in Christ and not by keeping the law which none could do anyway. He uses Abraham as an example how he was made righteous by trusting God. He also tells them that the guide is “love” which includes loving your neighbor as yourself. Mainly, he explained how being led by the Spirit and developing the fruit of the Spirit within them would aid in their walk with Christ. Something new to them was helping one another which was not their custom before Paul enlightened them. ------------------------------------------------- In Galatians 3:1, Paul accuses his rivals of witchcraft or better still as satan disguised as an angel of light in the same way that in 2 Corinthians 11:3 and13-15 accused them of the same. Gal 3:10 reads as follows: "For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, 'Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in

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