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I believe that in the first part of the sentence, where Paul states, "For what I do is not the good I want to do;" means that the good Paul does, is doing the Will of God, not the "good" which "I" want to do. "I" is incapable of doing good, because only God is good. In the second half, Paul states, "... no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on ...


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Paul is referring to the universality of condemnation of sin of both Jews and gentiles. Condemnation for the Jews being one under the law and its demands, the gentiles be estranged or apart from the law and its demands. One question Paul answers in this verse is: How are gentiles who were "apart from the law" Judged? The answer to this is given in Romans ...


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The "yoke" was in fact the law. To understand this we must examine the purpose, the requirements of, and the ultimate fulfillment of Mosaic Law. The Mosaic Law, given to Moses at Mt. Sinai, was a works based covenant entered into by God and His people the Children of Israel. The law was never intended for gentiles. It was given specifically to the ...


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I was recently struck by the Psalmist's regard for the law of God in Psalm 1, 19, 119, and Psalm 40:8, "I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart." It occurred to me that God's laws could not possibly be what Peter referred to in the Jerusalem council when he said "Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of ...



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