In his letter to the Galatian church Paul counters the influence of certain opponents who want to require that Gentile converts to Christianity be circumcised and keep the Jewish law. Paul responds by emphasizing that faith and not works of the law are essential to a proper relationship with God. Examine Paul’s argument in Galatians with respect to faith and works and discuss the following questions:
- Why do the Judaizing Christians stress the importance of performing works of the law?
- How does Paul understand the concept of justification by faith?
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