Class #57: St. Paul concludes his letter by stating that those false teachers who are not convinced by his letter and who wish to continue to argue about justification by faith alone are to be considered quarrelsome and contentious. They may not remain in the congregation. This teaching about faith in Christ, in which neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters at all, is the teaching of St. Paul, the Twelve Apostles, the Old Testament and the New Testament.
We also went through a list of passages in which St. Paul often concludes his letters with an admonition to persistent false teachers. Some of the passages are used in the Scriptural practice of closed communion and some are used to determine church fellowship.
There will be one more class summarizing the whole book of Galatians.