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Epistle That Bears Their Name

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Extending westward to the Aegean Sea is a peninsula now known as Asia Minor. There lay a Kingdom which had been settled by the Celtic who migrated there from Gaul. From the latter is derived the name by which the Kingdom was anciently known, Galatia. Cities, districts, or territories of the Galatian Kingdom included Lycaonia, Pisidia, Phrygia, as well as Lystra, Derbe, Iconium, and Antioch. Regardless of which of these places with which one might identify himself, he was still a Galatian. Much the same is true of those in Christ. Regardless of his national origin, place of residence, or station in life, he either is or may become a Christian by obedience to the Gospel. It is by continued faithfulness to that Gospel that one maintains his proper relationship with Jesus Christ; and so Paul the apostle required of the Galatians when, at about A.D. 58, he wrote unto them the Epistle that bears their name.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater