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The verse that follows (verse 7) puts verse 6 into perspective, as it speaks of Christ and that we are Christ's. The meaning then is that we are Christ's (meaning we are his) because our obedience is fulfilled. Now to understand the phrase "obedience is fulfilled", we need to have a proper understanding of Christ fulfilling the law. Because the two are tied ...


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I believe this commentary from The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges By Cambridge University Press has it right: when your obedience is fulfilled] St Paul was ready to wait until his exhortations and rebukes had had time to work. He would not ‘come to them in heaviness’ (ch. 2Co_2:1). He called ‘God to witness that if he did delay to come to ...


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No, He Used it in Context Paul appears to be citing, not Dt 17:6, but Dt 19:15, which more generally relates to any sin (all Scripture quotes NKJV; emphasis added): One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. Your belief is ...


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As It Is Written, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Stanley, contains a compilation of papers by various authors, writing about Paul's epistles, including how he wrote them, how he used quotations, echoes and allusions to the Old Testament, and how he intended his epistles to be understood. In 'Quotations' (ibid, page 22), Steve Moyise says the ...



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