In this passage, Paul opens a broadside against the false teachers who came to the Galatians churches to claim their authority and dispute Paul’s authority. They sought to dismiss the gospel Paul preached because they claimed it rested on his own authority.
…we know that the Exodus and Passover are true because they are factual events. Christ is our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7). He fulfilled Passover by paying the price for our sins and then rising from the dead.
Paul encountered the first heresy of this young Church – the renunciation of Christ’s complete satisfaction for sin. What are the points of this heresy? Christ and His sacrifice were not enough. Grace was not enough. Peace with God was not enough.
This book also affirms that only the gospel “is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).