23 They only heard the account: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” -Galatians 1:23 BSB The saints in Jerusalem heard…
The phrase “advancing in Judaism” is most likely in reference to being more rigid and strict in keeping the Law of Moses and the traditions of men, which will eventually end up canceling the Scriptures.
Paul didn’t receive spiritual revelations or insights by men, but by Jesus Christ, see verse 12 and 2 Corinthians 12:7.
By Paul repeating it twice in verses 8 & 9 (see verse 8 and its commentary), shows the seriousness of the warning…
God’s Word is like the game “Perfection,” see picture above. The board game has many different shapes looking holes that only the right piece with the exact geometric shape can fit the hole of that same shape.
I would like to take this opportunity to tackle two issues that I, as a believer in Jesus Christ have come across in the past. Some professing Christians are living in a way that is displeasing to God, thinking that they are doing God’s will.
There is a time of no return. The moment that a person has indefinitely rejected the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of one’s sin, God will give them over to it, and they will end up dying in that state without the possibility of getting saved.