For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
The glorious doctrine of justification by faith far exceeds even the great charters of freedom and liberty which we have seen throughout history. This doctrine is expounded by the apostle Paul in Galatians, and in it we see the key themes of his theology expounded. Joseph Pipa, an able Biblical expositor committed to the inerrancy of Scripture, brings us this important letter with practical lessons for the church.
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“Paul answers this objection by showing that salvation by works promotes sin, salvation by grace promotes holiness, and that salvation by works destroys grace.” (Page 82)
“By introducing angels into the discussion, Paul makes the point that no one in all of the creation has the authority to change the gospel.” (Page 30)
“Second, God’s law demands personal actions of obedience” (Page 110)
“Practically, crucifixion describes a slow, but certain death. As long as the crucified person remained on a cross, he could not escape death.” (Page 220)
“Sin lies slumbering in the heart until the law says, ‘Thou shall not,’ and suddenly there is a great war” (Page 84)
Here is a clear, succinct, and powerful exposition of a key Pauline letter. Pipa writes pastorally, an apt reflection of Paul's own desire to inform and edify. He writes learnedly, aware of challenges to Paul's gospel from Federal Vision and New Perspective quarters.
—Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
Martin Luther once called the Epistle to the Galatians 'my Katie von Bora'—this letter was as dear to the Reformer as his own wife. In Galatians, Joseph Pipa has given the church a clear, stirring, and accessible exposition of this beloved letter.
—Guy Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary