1. Galatians 2:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

In what way did the false brothers hope to bring about slavery?

Galatians 2:4 (ESV)

4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery

The false brothers did not think that their demand for circumcision was akin to slavery. This is Paul’s conclusion and interpretation of their theology.1