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Galatians 5

5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (5:2) "If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing."
(You canít be saved if youíre circumcised?)
Is circumcision required?

(5:4) "Ye are fallen from grace."
Is it possible to fall from grace?

5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing
5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
5:8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. (5:12)
"I would they were even cut off which trouble you."
Gosh, that doesn't sound very nice. But I wonder what Paul meant by "cut off". The New Revised Standard Version translates this verse as: "I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves!"

(5:13) "By love serve one another."

(5:14) "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
How should nonbelievers be treated?

(5:18) "If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law."
Must Christians follow the OT laws?

(5:19) "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery ... lasciviousness."
Is dancing a sin?
Is it wrong to have sex outside of marriage?

(5:20-21) "Idolatry, witchcraft ... heresies ... drunkenness, revellings, and such like. They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Is it OK to drink alcohol?

(5:22-26) Love, joy, peace, etc.

(5:22-23) "Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, ... meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

(5:26) "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Be free with Jesus.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 5:1

If you are uncircumcised, don't get circumcised.
f ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effect unto you. 5:2-4

Don't use your liberty to satisfy the flesh.
Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. 5:13a

Serve each other in love.
By love serve one another. 5:13b

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love thy neighbour as thyself. 5:14

If you bite and devour one another, make sure you don't get eaten yourself.
If ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 5:15

Walk in the Spirit.
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 5:16
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 5:25

Be led by the Spirit.
If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 5:18

Don't desire vainglory.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory. 5:26a

Don't provoke one another.
Let us not be ... provoking one another. 5:26b

Don't envy.
Let us not be ... envying one another. 5:26b

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