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Modern day tormenting carries with it a connotation devoid of love and devoid of helping the person themselves. Because the Lord is interested in people repenting and receiving salvation not wishing that anyone should perish, the word tormenting falls short based on our own misconceptions of the God induced form of "tormenting". How much pain or emotional ...


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You need to look at these verses in their context. The Εpistle to the Galatians begins as follows (as there are no serious textual or interpretational issues here I will cite only the KJV): 1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 and all the brethren which are with me, ...


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You've probably already consulted commentators on who these brothers/brethren may have been. If so, you likely realize your question is a difficult one to answer with any degree of certainty. Some commentators are not even sure if Paul was addressing churches in Northern or Southern Galatia, although the popular opinion seems to be he was addressing the ...



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