Galatians is a book in the
New Testament part of the Bible.
The Book of Galatians is a
letter. Paul wrote it. It might be the first letter that Paul wrote to a
Christian church. At that time, many people who were not Jews were becoming
Christians. Some people said that the new Christians also needed to become
Jews. These people said that the new Christians must obey all the laws and
traditions of the Jews.
Paul said that a person became
a Christian by believing in Jesus Christ. Jesus died to take the punishment for
their evil deeds. They did not need to obey the laws and traditions of the
Many people today do not
obey the traditions of the Jews. But these people have their own traditions and
ideas. But traditions cannot be more important than God. So, these people must
Paul also wrote about how
Christians should live. They should show love and joy. They should be calm.
Christians should be patient, kind and good. And Christians should be loyal,
gentle and show discipline. (Galatians 5:22-23.) Christians do good deeds to
please God. But they are Christians because they trust in Jesus. So, their good
deeds do not make them Christians.