Paul was horrified by false religion. And many teachers of false religions returned the favor. The beliefs and practices of the enemies of the truth worked to undermine the Gospel. For the Galatians, this meant supplementing the true Gospel of Jesus with works in order for salvation to be effective. Paul’s shock and horror of this comingling makes Galatians one of his most pointed epistles. Yet it is also one of the most important, because—as Bryan Williams shows—it answers the question: “What is true salvation?”
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.