Monthly Archives: January 2009

Impeccability of Christ

[Here are thoughts in response to a fellow student’s comments on the temptations of Jesus Christ.] First, I think it is our loss theologically (and a touch illogical) when teachers speak of impeccability as a sort of limitation. It is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “New Perspective on Paul”

[Here are summary thoughts given in response to a class question: Evaluate the “New Perspective on Paul” as it relates to Romans ] For simplicity, I will use Brendan Byrne’s listing of the New Perspective’s (NP) chief features as my starting point … Continue reading

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Weak and Strong in Romans 14-15

The “weak” in Romans 14-15 are not those who are morally weak. It is not those without strength and backbone to resist temptation. No, the “weak” in Romans 14-15 are people who are extremely sensitive to sin. It is possible … Continue reading

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The End of the Law

I believe that John Heil and Thomas Schreiner have done excellent jobs interpreting “Christ is the end of the law.” In Romans 10:4, “Christ is the termination rather than the goal or fulfillment of the Law, understood as the way … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Faith and God’s Law

Here are some thoughts on faith and the relationship between faith and attempting to keep the law. Faith contains within its meaning the following three aspects. Belief Trust Confidence These different aspects of faith seem to focus on slightly different … Continue reading

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