Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 3 Study # 3
September 9, 2012
Dayton, Texas
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<205> Thesis: Being "blessed" and being motivated by "blessedness" are not the same thing. Introduction: This paragraph is an appeal by Paul to the Galatians to return to the experience of "Life". He, clearly, is "living in Truth" and they, just as clearly, are "dying in delusion". And, they possess a "delusion indicator" that makes their current experience all the more inexcusable: their former experience. In the text before us this evening Paul raises a question in light of their former experience and, by that question, makes it impossible for the Galatians to justify themselves so as to continue their course. This evening we are going to look into this "telling" question in the light of a follow-up observation.