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Paul’s Distress Over the Galatians
Galatians 1.1-9

Imagine you’re in South Africa in the 1970s. Apartheid is at its height. You are embarked on a risky project: to build a community centre where everybody will be equally welcome, no matter what their colour or race. You’ve designed it; you’ve laid the foundation in such a way that only the right sort of building can be built. Or so you think.

You are called away urgently to another part of the country. A little later you get a letter. A new group of builders are building on your foundation. They have changed the design, and are installing two meeting rooms, with two front doors, one for whites only and one for blacks only. Some of the local people are mightily relieved. They always thought there was going to be trouble, putting everyone together like that. Others, though, asked the builders why the original idea wouldn’t do. Oh, said the builders airily, that chap who laid the foundation, he had some funny ideas. He didn’t really have permission to make that design. He’d got a bit muddled. We’re from the real authorities. This is how it’s got to be...

Taken from Paul for Everyone Galatians and Thessalonians – by Tom Wright

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