Read – At salvation, the believer is freed from the bondage of sin and given the liberty to do right

The point Paul is trying to make is that a Christian is liberated from the bondage of sin.
Before salvation, the only option was to give into the flesh unless one’s conscience stepped in. Now we
have two options – yield to the flesh or yield to God. Although we still sin, believers are given a new
nature to counteract the old nature and we are free to do right when we trust in the Lord for help.

The Galatians were being encouraged by false teachers to place themselves back under
the law. Instead of walking in GRACE, these false brethren (Gal. 2:4) were attempting to get the
Galatians to abandon grace and go back to trusting in the law. Such an action would not change their
eventual eternal destiny, but it would make them “fall from grace” back into the endless works of the law
from which they had been set free. There is not the slightest hint in the passage that God withdraws his
grace or that any aspect of salvation is cancelled.