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(If you are coming to this feature on for the first time, it might be helpful to start with the first posts in the study of Galatians. Links are found at the bottom to all other articles in this series.)

Galatians 1:1-10 (Click here to read the passage)

Paul begins his letter in an unusual way. He does not have the standard greeting, but rather launches into a defense of his apostleship. Paul mentions that the source of his apostleship is God himself, not man or man-made institutions (Acts 8). This sets the tone for this contentious letter.

Paul does not waste any time.

In verse 6 he tells them how stunned he is about their turning to a different gospel. This is literally only a matter of months since he founded the churches. Now they going astray by believing the circumcision party (Judaizers).