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I think the two verses provided in support of the notion that the Law could be obeyed by ordinary humans, are being misinterpreted. Deuteronomy 30:11, e.g., from the KJV, says " .. it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off". "far off" is a better translation of the Hebrew rachowq, then the NIV translation quoted in the question above, that ...


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Yes it was impossible for people to keep the Law of Moses in the sense of NOT requiring a sacrifice for payment of your sins when you fall short. When Paul speaks of himself as blameless as regards the law, he is not saying he was perfect in fulfilling all of the requirements once and for all, he knew he came short, just like the rest of us, but rather when ...


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Sorry this is a bit late for your seeing as you asked 4 months ago, but its a great question. This will be mostly on Deut 30:11-14 and Romans 10:1-13. Where Paul says "as touching the righteousness which is in the law, faultless" (Phil 3:6) he can only mean that his reputation amongst his fellow Pharisees was faultless based on their (and his) very ...


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