VIDEO SERIES INDEX
Galatians 1:1-6 | Galatians 1:7-24 | Galatians 2:1-8 | Galatians 2:9-15 | Galatians 2:16-18
Galatians 2:19-21 | Galatians 3:1-5 | Galatians 3:6-9 | Galatians 3:10-12 | Galatians 3:13-19
Galatians 3:19-20 | Galatians 3:21-29 | Galatians 4:1-6a | Galatians 4:6b-8 | Galatians 4:9-17
Galatians 4:18-31 | Galatians 5:1-5 | Galatians 5:6-12 | Galatians 5:13-17
Galatians 5:18-26 | Galatians 6
THE BOOK OF GALATIANS
READ BY ALEXANDER SCOURBY
ABOUT THE COMMENTARY BY MARTIN LUTHER
The importance of the Commentary on Galatians for the history of Protestantism cannot be over emphasized. It presents like no other of Luther’s writings the central thought of Christianity, the justification of the sinner for the sake of Christ’s merits alone. This commentary contains the very essence of Luther’s principal beliefs.
Luther regarded this work as among his best. It dealt with the central issues of the Reformation in a clear and decisive way. If you want to know what the Reformation was about, read this book. John Bunyan said of it that there was no book apart from the Bible better suited to help a wounded conscience. It was a favorite of his and deserves to be more widely read today.
Luther captures the heart of the gospel with clarity, energy, and joy. He winsomely exalts the grace of Jesus, and thunders against any attempts to use the law to justify, but then wisely distinguishes between attempting to use the law to be made right with God (bad), and using the law to guide you in doing good works to bless your neighbor (good). His discussion of what to expect when this gospel is preached was surprisingly moving and helpful.
Throughout the book he manifests a pastor’s heart, encouraging Christians with the finished work of Jesus Christ. It is nearly impossible to read this book and not love Jesus more.