Paul's Passing Thoughts

It is Finished

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 30, 2021

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  1. Lisa Adams said, on April 30, 2021 at 10:46 AM

    I look forward to your insights, especially in light of Paul’s use of the phrase “justified/justification by faith” in Romans 3:28, 5:1, and Galatians 2:16. I assume you will address these and clarify how Paul uses it and what it actually means (not what traditions of men say it means). Thank you for your diligent work!

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  2. Lisa Adams said, on April 30, 2021 at 10:49 AM

    I look forward to your insights. Since Paul uses the phrase “justified/justification by faith” in Romans 3:28, 5:1, and Galatians 2:16, I assume you will address his use of it and clarify or analyze how that might differ from the way the traditional ‘church’ uses it. Thank you for your diligent work!

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  3. lisaadams211 said, on April 30, 2021 at 10:50 AM

    I look forward to your insights. Since Paul does use the phrase “justified/justification by faith” in Romans 3:28, 5:1, and Galatians 2:16, I assume you will address his use of it and clarify or analyze how that might differ from the way the traditional ‘church’ uses it. Thank you for your diligent work!

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    • jumping jehosaphat said, on May 1, 2021 at 4:13 PM

      Romans 3:28 NIV “For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.”

      Isn’t this relevative to the controversy in Acts15 about circumcision?, i.e. faith in Jesus is the only prerequisite to baptism and “works” (ceremonies) of the law like circumcision are not. To this effect Peter asks the Jewish Christians at Cornelius’ house “who can forbid water?” i.e. challenging them to dare try and say “we forbid it until you circumcise him.” And the council led by James agrees with Peter and also Paul that circumcision is unnecessary.

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  4. aPerson said, on May 1, 2021 at 5:32 AM

    Its just occurred to me that this is ironically “works based” while also being antinomian. The protestant view claims to make is “all grace” but leads people to contemplate whether or not “they are trusting in Christ or relying on their strength”, with the ensuing tyranny because generally most would feel “no I am not”. It is a constant metaphorical climb up the steps (what’s the name of the thing Luther climbed) to see whether “I am trusting in Jesus”. But the view also reduces good works to nothing, something that never sat quite right with me when I subscribed to this view.

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