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CHAPTER 4

VERSE 1. Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all; VERSE 2. But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. THE Apostle had apparently finished his discourse on justification when this illustration of the […]

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Chapter 3

VERSE 1. O foolish Galatians. THE Apostle Paul manifests his apostolic care for the Galatians. Sometimes he entreats them, then again he reproaches them, in accordance with his own advice to Timothy: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort.” In the midst of his discourse on Christian righteousness Paul […]

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Chapter 2

VERSE 1. Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem. Paul taught justification by faith in Christ Jesus, without the deeds of the Law. He reported this to the disciples at Antioch. Among the disciples were some that had been brought up in the ancient customs of the Jews. These rose against Paul […]

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CHAPTER 1

VERSE 1. Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead). St. Paul wrote this epistle because, after his departure from the Galatian churches, Jewish-Christian fanatics moved in, who perverted Paul’s Gospel of man’s free justification by faith in Christ Jesus. […]

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OUR PROXIMATE END

It is quite evident that we shall never be able to get to God until we are in the proper dis position for uniting with Him. And as God is infinite Holiness and Perfection, it is certain that we cannot attain to Him until the soul has attained its perfection. “What fellowship hath light with […]

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OUR ULTIMATE END

Ante omnia considerandus est finis, et Secun dum finem dirigendus est cursus. Before all things the end is to be considered, and accord ing to the end our course is to be directed. All the world admits the truth of this. Every one acts upon it in the business of life, and we all act […]

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THE KNOWLEDGE OF OURSELVES

Domine, noverim Te, noverim me. Lord, may I know Thee; may I know myself. The know ledge of God first, the knowledge of ourselves second. They both make together the great foundations of all true spiritual life; quite indis pensable to the work of our perfection. So that we must lay them, and lay them […]