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In Romans 3:30 why are the circumcised justified "by [εκ] faith" but the gentiles "through [δια] faith"?

The prepositions used by Paul in the question are the same, in relation to justification, as he uses in Philippians 3:9 : And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law,...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

Gal. chap. 2 is wrestling with those who kept coming in to the 1st century assemblies and telling them they had to keep the law; ie. be circumcised, etc. The background then is whether they were still ...
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Could the law give life?

The Tanakh contrasts statutes and judgments that if an Israelite does “...he shall live by1 them,”2 with statutes and judgments that if he does he “shall not live by3 them.”4 In Ezekiel, where both ...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

Why would we think that seeking to be justified by Jesus Christ would somehow suggest that we are found to be sinners? The notion is that Christ made those Jewish Christians who sought to be ...
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What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Free from what?

It is God that justifieth, Romans 8:33. None other can do so. For God alone is righteous. For he, alone, is God, Isaiah 45:24. It is God who calls (sinners to repentance) and God who justifies them, ...
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Why did God impute righteousness to Abraham? Does Paul conflate Genesis 15 and Genesis 17 in Romans 4?

This is a very interesting and astute question. I have to confess that, in haste, I down-voted it as I thought it was adversarial, but when I pondered it again, I realised there was much to be gained ...
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Could the law give life?

I was under the (obviously) mistaken impression that this had been resolved more than 500 years ago. "Can the law give life?" Let us review the Bible facts: Gal 3:21 - "Is the law, ...
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What does Paul mean by "ministers of a new covenant" in 2 Corinthians 3:6?

The meaning of this verse is one of the most significant issues today as it applies to various hermeneutical systems. In covenant theology there is no difficulty on their part in associating Paul ...
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How is the imputation of the righteousness of God effected in Christ and how can the believer be “in Him”?

It just so happens that relates to the subject of my PhD dissertation that I am currently working on, so the subject is of great personal interest to me. In an answer here there is no way to answer ...
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What does "justify" (δικαιόω) mean in James 2:24, Romans 3:28?

The basic meaning of "justify" is to "declare righteous". A classic example of that is found in Deuteronomy 25:1, where KJV writes If there be a controversy between men, and they ...
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Could the law give life?

There have been some great answers already, but I'll throw in my $0.02. Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, ...
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What is this peace?

This peace is the reconciliation with God that we can have because of Christ's propitiatory work for us. Paul goes on to say in this chapter: Romans 5:6-11: You see, at just the right time, when we ...
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What’s the correct translation for Roman’s 4:3?

Below is the Received Text, The Textus Receptus (TR), rendering of Romans 4:3: Episteusen de Abraam tw Thew ...kai elogisthe autw eis dikaiosunen which reads "And Abraham believed God ...and ...
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How is the imputation of the righteousness of God effected in Christ and how can the believer be “in Him”?

Here is how I see the Greek of this verse: The one knowing no sin He made to be sin for our sakes, that we ourselves might become God's righteousness in him. Details: Further explanation Paul ...
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What is the object which "saves" in 1 Peter 3:21? and is it's context connected to v. 16 conscience

Introduction Water Baptism When we are baptised, we are submerged into water (symbolising our burial with Christ) in the name of the Trinity and then we are raised up (symbolising our resurrection ...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

For me at least, this is quite hard to part Greek in some places,and this is a sloppy translation, but here is my take (the brackets are helps for understanding, and aren't translations): 15 Ἡμεῖς ...
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What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Free from what?

"I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me" The following verse, quoted in the Question ... But they are justified freely [δωρεὰν] by his grace through the ...
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What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Free from what?

Here is a another translation that helps clarify what it means to be freely justified. Yet now, apart from Law, the righteousness of God has been manifested. (being testified to by the law and the ...
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What is God's answer to Habakkuk's complaint?

I think the answer to this question lies in the first chapter. The structure of the book of Habakkuk is simple: A: Hab 1:1-4 Habakkuk first complains about the violence and sinfulness of Israel B: ...
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Why did God impute righteousness to Abraham? Does Paul conflate Genesis 15 and Genesis 17 in Romans 4?

The five points you list - the five reasons for God attributing righteousness to Abraham - boil down to just one word, and one reason. Faith. Abraham showed faith in God and his promises. That is why ...
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When was the love of God shed abroad in our hearts in Romans 5:5?

The verb ἐκχέω in Rom 5:5, translated "shed abroad" (KJV) is not the best - it is much better translated here as "poured out" - see Matt 9:17, 23:35, 28, Mark 14:25, Luke 5:37, etc....
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What’s the correct translation for Roman’s 4:3?

Yes. Translating "logizomai" as counted or credit is just as correct as "reckon." The definition of "reckon" in English is a verb when used with an object that means to ...
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What’s the correct translation for Roman’s 4:3?

It can mean both. In this case, I think it was wise to use and should be "counted" or "credited" as opposed to "reason." Let's look at all the words with "reason&...
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Could the law give life?

The Law cannot save us, from our own committed sins or from the sin of the world that exists in the world - in humanity - come from Adam after his transgression. I am assuming there is no dispute ...
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Could the law give life?

Yes! And be glad that it can. The Law was the requirement for righteousness - and through righteousness we have life. Back to your question. Jesus, as a ‘man’, had his righteousness through, or via, ...
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