This group of shorter letters, attributed to the Apostle Paul, reveals early questions and conflicts that confused the early Christian community. Galatians asks, what is the relationship between the new church and Jewish Law? What was the relationship between faith and works, and which was essential for salvation? Ephesians presents accounts of how Paul was selected and qualified to be an apostle to the Gentiles. Philippians asks how one can live boldly as a citizens of Heaven while also living humbly as a servant of Christ. And in Colossians, where members of the congregation had incorporated pagan elements into their practice, including worship of elemental spirits, the Epistle declares Christ's supremacy over the entire created universe and its powers from the beginning. This is a companion to the Cherokee syllabary-only New Testament digitized and released in 2013. Translated into Cherokee in the nineteenth century under the direction of Revs. Samuel Worcester and Elias Boudinot, the Cherokee New Testament is the largest complex text composed in Cherokee by fluent speakers with command of a high level of the language. For generations, the New Testament has been used by Cherokees of all persuasions to learn to speak and write as their ancestors did. May our humble efforts be a blessing to you and your family.
Rev. Johannah Meeks Ries, Brian Wilkes, Paperback Lrg edition, ISBN 10: 1507777906, ISBN 13: 9781507777909