To begin with, he received his gospel and apostolic office from Jesus Christ directly, and apart from Peter (1 13-20): he was ... on equality with Peter (2 6-9) ; he had finally vindicated his doctrine when it was assailed, in spite of Peter (2 11- 12). ... person and cross of the Redeemer, fill these few pages with an incomparable wealth and glow of Christian emotion. ... The anti-legalist polemic gives a special OT coloring to the epistle; the apostle meets his adversaries on their own ground.
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