1. Galatians 5:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Is Paul saying that the Galatians who’ve let themselves be circumcised have abandoned the faith?

Galatians 5:4 (ESV)

4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Paul is not necessarily saying that the believers in Galatia have left Christ. He is warning them that their desire to keep the law as a means of justification is at odds with faith in Christ, and they will fall from grace if they continue on their course.1