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The best interpretation I have seen is basically to oppose a kind of antinomianism. After reading the freedom of the law so explicitly stated by Paul's letters possibly some Sadducee type intellectuals had a vain conceit that they would be judged by the law of liberty (read the gospel) and enter into that judgment based on faith, without having any works to ...


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Where people trip up is from which position they view the Law of God(Torah). In Adam (the Old Man) Paul the Apostle is very clear , Torah to Me (that is, from My position In Adam) seems to 'trick Me' and cause Me to sin- such is the perversion and twistedness of Fallen Man in Adam. There is no cure, only in Christ , the Last Adam, can fallen man come out ...


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Question Restatement: Exegetically, is there anything in Biblical Texts that suggest what the "Law of Freedom" is, that is mentioned in James 1:25, and James 2:12. Answer: The "Law of Liberty" is the "Law of Freedom" The Greek word, "ἐλευθερίας" exists in both passages, and be translated as "Liberty"--or "Freedom": James 1:25, GRK - ἰς νόμον ...


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To translate the so-called "exceptive clauses" of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9 as "unless the marriage is unlawful" (i.e., invalid) is a good translation, although it is not a faithful word-for-word translation. The word used in Greek is πορνεία (porneia), which means anything related to prostitutes and sexual immorality (wantonness, uncleanliness, impure ...


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I understand @Peter’s question to apply to the reading of the parenthetical phrase in Mt.5:32 (and 19:9), not its implication on the theology of divorce. Toward that end, the preface to the first edition of the NABRE New Testament states: “Parentheses are used, as ordinarily in English, as a punctuation device. Material they enclose is in no sense ...


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What is the meaning of Sabbaths in Colossians 2:16? First, the correct translation is the plural. Some translations have "Sabbath Day." Since Paul chose to use the plural, that is the right way to study it. Leviticus 23 is a good place to begin a study on the Sabbaths. This chapter describes all of the appointed times. The most frequent is the weekly ...



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