Chapter Three, Lesson One
HEARING WITH FAITH Page
V. 7 (Cont'd.)
** What is Paul's point?
Since God-given faith is what matters, keeping the Law and circumcision
become useless for becoming a son "of Abraham", which is analogous
to obtaining salvation.
** Should we have any doubt or waver in believing what Paul is saying
about how someone can be saved?
No! He encourages us to "..be sure.." or literally "know"
** How does Paul describe the sons of Abraham?
"...those who are of faith..."
** How do you suppose the Judaizers would react to that statement in
the light of their heavy dependency on their blood line connection to
Abraham (John 8:33,39)?
They thought this was all too easy and therefore invalid! Yet, everything
Paul was saying was in perfect agreement with Romans 4:1-12 and Genesis
** Is this some new concept for someone who is saved, being called a
son of Abraham?
Absolutely not! Jesus, Himself, taught the same thing (Luke 19:1-9),
as well as the teachings of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:7-9).
** Based upon Galatians 3:7, how would you describe someone who is saved?
We have become the sons of Abraham, the father of all who put their
faith in God for their salvation, because we believe what God has said
regarding the gospel and put no confidence in our flesh.
** How important is it for Christians to know and remember what they
It is critical! We must be prepared to stand for His truth, even when
it is under the attack of false teachers. We should be constantly reminding
each other to stand firm on the integrity of God's holy word.
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