Introduction: There are three books that I recommend to new Christians.
a. I often tell new believers they need to start with the book of John.
b. Once they complete the book of John the next book that I recommend is the book of Ephesians.
c. And finally, after they finish a Ephesians, I tell them that they need to go to the book of Galatians.
d. Paul wrote to the Galatians during his third missionary trip because they had begun to believe that the Jewish laws were necessary for Gentiles to be saved.
e. He was worried that this was making people confused and burdening the Gentiles unnecessarily.
f. In his writings, he emphasized the spiritual "yoke" or bondage of the Law of Moses as well as release from sin through faith in Jesus.
Galatians has been called the “Declaration of Independence of Christian liberty.”