Paul defends himself and the gospel
Paul’s Defense of Himself and the Gospel (Part 2)
As we’ve seen in chapter 1 (here and here), false Jewish teachers called Judaizers had come in very soon after Paul left Galatia and were teaching the Galatians that not only did they have to trust in Christ’s sacrifice, but they also had to obey the Mosaic Law in order to be in right standing with God. In order to try to boost their false message, they denigrated Paul’s character and claimed that Paul’s apostleship was less than genuine and that his message was a lie.
In our passage today, Paul shows that the “pillar” apostles in Jerusalem recognized Paul as an apostle equal to themselves and fully approved of his message as he’d been preaching it. They recognized Paul’s apostleship and his message as being from God.
1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem…
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