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Last edited at 6:46AM on 10/23/2013
Hi there! well, I didn't read you book, but tin the Bible, It appears that the early Gentile grace believers at the Galatian church were being pressured to put themselves under the Law, and in chapter 1, Paul calls the outside influence "false brethren". They were probably Jewish kingdom gospel believers who had come to faith under Peter and the 11 ....after Christ's ascension, and remained under the Law. And heres where we get that, in Chapter 6:12 it is written," As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised;...". Then in 4:8&9, Paul brings up another subject," ...when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods, but now, after ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?" So, some of them were also creeping back unto Paganism and idol worship too. And finally , in chapters 5 and 6, Paul warns the church about the "lusts of the flesh", and how the lust of the flesh is against the Spirit, and how we should desire to live in the Spirit. So, I will say, the possible opponents of Galatia were: False brethren, the Law, Paganism and idol worship, and the lusts of the flesh, bye!