Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. This volume collects his thoughts on Galatians in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings.
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“This, then, is the great object of Christ’s death: to deliver us from the world’s condemnation and to deliver us from the world’s condition.” (Galatians 1:4–5)
“Remember that liberty from sin is not liberty to sin.” (Galatians 5:13)
“Well does Luther say, ‘Christ never gave himself for our righteousness, but he gave himself for our sins, because there was no other way of saving us except by a sacrifice for sin.’ The substitutionary character of Christ’s death is always to be noticed. That is the wonder of Christ’s death; our sins could not be put away except by His dying in our stead. There was no expiation of our sin, and consequently no deliverance from its condemnation, except by Christ’s bearing in our room, and place, and stead, the wrath of God that was due to us—and He did do it.” (Galatians 1:4–5)
“convey it to us: Men brought it to our ear, but the Lord Himself applied it to our heart.” (Galatians 1:12)
“You are pulled about by two contrary forces: You are dragged downward by the flesh, and you are drawn upward by the Spirit. They will never agree. These two powers are always contrary one to the other. If you think that you can help God by getting angry, you make a great mistake. You cannot fight God’s battles with the devil’s weapons. It is not possible that the power of the flesh should help the power of the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:17)
Rev. Dennis Crump
Shawn Christopher Thornton