Re: Rom. 7.1-6

From: Jim Beale (
Date: Tue May 20 1997 - 16:32:44 EDT

At 3:46 PM +0000 5/20/97, Mark Goodacre wrote:

>i.e. overall - the situation has changed. The Law is irrelevant in
>God's plan of salvation for it is the thing that bound the individual
>to the past / sin / the flesh. Not surprisingly, this turns out to
>be the theme of the rest of Chapter 7, and, indeed of much of the
>rest of the Epistle.

I must say that this conclusion does not follow from your exegesis.
The woman that remarries is bound by Law to her new husband, and the
believer that has died to sin presents his members as instruments of
righteousness to his new master (Romans 6:13) -- having been freed
from sin, he becomes a slave of righteousness (6:18,19). Certainly
the apostle jealously guards against the conclusion which you draw
(cf. Romans 8:4).

In Christ,
Jim Beale

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