Answers – To Difficult Questions (Galatians) Please Select A Study: Gal. 1:1-5 – Why doesn’t Paul pray in his introduction? Gal. 1:6-9 – How can Paul desire these men to be “accursed,” when Jesus tells us to “love our enemies?” Gal 1:11-12 – Did Paul receive the Gospel from man or not? Gal 1:13 – Did Paul’s personality change after his conversion? Gal 1:15 – Does this passage support the doctrine that God predestines some people to heaven and others to hell? Gal 2:1 – What did Paul do in the 14 year period before his second journey? Gal. 2:2, 6, 9 – Why does Paul write that these men were of reputation? Is he being condescending? Gal. 2:1-10 – Is this passage referring to the Council of Jerusalem (in Acts 15) or is it something else? Gal 2:16 – Are we saved by grace or works? Gal 3:8-14 – Did Paul properly handle the OT? Gal 3:13 – Is Christ blessed or cursed? Gal 3:16 – Was the seed singular or plural? Gal 3:17 – Does Paul err in the amount of time between Abraham and the time the Law was given? Gal 3:17 – Was Paul wrong in saying that 430 years passed between Moses and Abraham? Gal 4:3 – What does Paul mean by the “elemental things of the world”? Gal. 4:14 – Isn’t it arrogant for Paul to compare himself with Christ in this way? Gal 4:22 – How many children did Abraham have, one or two? Gal. 4:27 – Why does Paul quote Isaiah 54:1? Gal 5:4 – Does this passage teach that Christians can lose their salvation? Gal. 5:21 – Will sinners not “inherit the kingdom of God”? Gal 6:2,5 – Do we bear one another’s burdens or not? Gal 6:5 – Are we to bear other’s burdens or our own? Gal 6:7- Does this passage teach karmic law? Gal 6:16 – Does the church inherit the promises of Israel?