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I believe the only time Paul was ever “alive apart from the law” was when he was a saved man, or born again. That is the simplest reading of it. He just explain at the beginning of Ch 7 our (the believer’s) new relationship to the law. In that comparison, the only time the wife was apart from the law was when she married another. She died in Christ, at that ...


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The OP ideas of injustice and whimsical mercy are unfounded and show a perspective often spoken of when one misunderstands God's plan for man. God is love 1 John 4:16 and He has no evil within Him. But in His wisdom, He allows evil to intersect creation for a time to perfect us. Through the interaction of evil and the resistance thereof, Jesus was also ...


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The real answer is much simpler than you think in light of God's sovereignty: Fate, and Fiat. ===FATE: God's sovereignty, according to every definition in western theology, means pantocracy: controlling everything. IF God is truly sovereign over everything, THEN our wills are bound to what they're bound to, and God makes us saved; God knows the end of all ...


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