The Polemic of Galatians (Box 16.4)

More than any other letter, Galatians shows Paul on the attack. As one who apparently has been maligned by his opponents, he shows that he can give as good as he gets. Here are some of the charges that he makes against his opponents:

Twice in this letter Paul levels a curse against his opponents (1:8–9) and once he says that he wishes they would castrate themselves (5:12).