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While David McWilliams’ exposition of Galatians keeps in mind the various mischaracterizations of Paul’s epistle that have become dominant, his purpose is not primarily polemical. The author sees Paul’s paramount concern to be acceptance with God through the work of Christ. McWilliams affirms: “everywhere in every way Paul’s concern is with the gospel; he is concerned with the personal salvation of sinners.” Written principally, though not exclusively as an aid to preachers, Galatians is an exposition that is scholarly yet readable, combining the rare qualities of depth and brevity.
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“The believer is not composed of two natures but of one nature, once fallen and now renewed, but still imperfect. Hence the believer’s life—renewed but imperfect—becomes the battleground for consistency with that renewed nature.” (Page 200)
“Where faith is real and vital it will operate through love. ‘That is to say the believer loves, not because he or she has found people worthy of being loved, but because she or he has become a loving person. As Christians, we love because of what we have become when we believe, not because of the attractiveness of the people we meet’ (Morris).” (Page 190)
“‘He entered into the prison-house where his people were held in bondage so as to set them free’ (Bruce).” (Page 150)
“that is, are no longer impotent and ill equipped to deal with sin.” (Page 201)
“Paul understood that the new age had found its inauguration in the death and resurrection of Jesus and that His redemptive work found its meaning, composition and texture within this eschatological frame of reference. This age, or world order, from which the believer is delivered in Christ’s redemption is pointedly the present evil age, the world order characterized by sin and its attendant consequences, disorder and death.” (Page 31)