Chapters 3-5 represent the “heart of the matter”. The following is a high level overview of these three chapters.
3:1 Rhetorical Question. Figure of Speech “Erotesis” – does not have a stated answer immediately following it.
3:2 This is another Rhetorical Question, as are verses 3, 4, and 5.
There are six rhetorical questions altogether. These questions churned up their minds to recognize their error, in order to receive correct doctrine. The first question is introduced by the figurative expression, "O foolish Galatians." The second question is introduced by a startling statement “This only would I learn of you.” Then questions 3, 4, and 5 in verses 3 and 4 really form one question. We will even see that part of it is actually a statement. But they are introduced by the first startling statement, "Are ye so foolish?" The final question or the fourth one in verse 6 is introduced by the logical conjunction, "Therefore." So we technically have 4 instead of 6 questions that are to be answered in a logical and systematic order.
Publication Date: 10-19-1983
Walter J. Cummins graduated from the Power for Abundant Class in 1962.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio State University in 1968 and his Master of Education degree in Secondary School Administration in 1978 from Wright State University.
He was ordained to the Christian by The Way International in 1968. He has studied at The Way International under Victor Paul Wierwille and K.C.Pillai. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was director of the Research department of the Way International and served as assistant to the president.