In the sense that some Jews were binding the old covenant matters upon the Gentiles, or trying to please God through the obedience to the letter and not of faith and love for God, I can agree in concept. Those today who think they are saved by the right number of 'acts of worship' are also perilously close to following after a similar pattern.<quoted text>
Actually in Galatians 2 there were people trying to add conditions to the New Covenant that did not belong, circumcision for one. God made it easy by using the ONE baptism for the more difficult circumcision thus the Gentiles could easily enter into the Yoke that Jesus spoke of as being easy. Unfortunately the Jewish believers thought that the old covenant was still to be followed. This struggle with those who wanted elements of the old law was to plague Paul as long as he lived and would finally get him arrested.
There is a lot of talk of grace, as though the gospel is grace. The problem with this is that GRACE and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ. We cannot be faithful if we make a division between the grace from/of Jesus Christ and the truth from/of Jesus Christ. Yet many hope to make that division, and it is one that will damn them to hell - as those who 'work Torahlessness'(Torah being the 'Law' that Jesus spoke of.
The Law was to be followed in Israel by the Jew and Gentile and even the slaves and animals - no one was exempted. So we are not citing the Aaronic Priesthood rituals or Temple rites of the first covenant, but that which fulfilled the ritual elements of the first in the true/fulfilled that was foreshadowed by the elemental first giving that prepared us for the Christ...Jew and Gentile.
Did Jesus say the words He spoke were truth, light, life and spirit? Did Jesus call all men to Him? Did Jesus teach we are to be His disciples? And did He teach that we are to be hearers and doers of whatever He taught? He gave parables to teach lessons, and the primary one dealing with 'once saved, always saved' is the parable of the wheat and the ground it fell upon. Some received the word and soon failed to live because they were not able to accept His word, or had no root in themselves to have that word live/replicate in their own lives. They died.
Some allowed the enemy to steal the word away from them before it could ever take root.
It's a passage worth exploring, for it's what He said on the subject of eternal security as it relates to faith, the words of God, and how the word of God will accomplish what He sent it for.