The son of the slave woman was born naturally, the son of the freeborn through a promise. Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1

Expulsion of Ishmael and His Mother, from Gust...

Expulsion of Ishmael and His Mother, from Gustave Doré’s illustrated Bible of 1866. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The son of a slave woman was born naturally, the son of the freeborn through a promise.  Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1

 

Paul is writing to the Churches in Galatia, trying to clear up the controversy that comes up about how to interpret Mosaic law as a follower of Christ.   Paul has pulled from the Old Testament the story of Ishmael and Isaac to say that there was a time when we were born of bond women/slaves, earthly–sinful and now through the power of God we are all now born into the promise.

 

 

 

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