Galatians 4:15-20… 15 Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. 16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
In v. 17 Paul said the Judaizers “eagerly seek you” for the purpose of teaching a false gospel that separates you from fellowship with the true gospel believers. The Judaizers taught that salvation was not by “faith in Jesus alone” but also required keeping the law.
In v.15 above Paul ask a question about the sense of blessing they had at his original preaching and their acceptance that salvation is by faith in Jesus alone. He said they were so blessed that if they would have been willing to pluck their eyes out for him. Then he asked another question have I become your enemy for telling you the truth then and now.
In the world today probably a majority of the world population of 7.653 billion A people believe that Disciples are enemies. Even in the USA, a large percentage of the population believe Disciples are enemies.
What are we to do? Jesus said “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” B and go making Disciples-Makers by–making Disciples, baptizing them and teaching them. C
Notes: A- Real-time world population estimates; B- Matthew 5:44;
C- Psalm 96:3, Proverbs 11:30, Isaiah 12:4, Matthew 4:19, 9:37-38, 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:46-47, John 20:21, Acts 1:8, and Romans 1:16, 10:9, 13-14; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21;1 Peter 3:15-16a and Joshua 1:8-9,22:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 2 Peter 1:3; and Evangelism scripture; and 51 scriptures about your relationship with Jesus here and here.