On the Ordo- and Historia Salutis

I’ve noticed that, for some reason, I am more careful and nuanced with my formulations in the “comments” section than I am in my posts proper. For this reason, I want to clarify something. In the Christian life, the existential and individual experience of the faith is rooted in the eschatological realities of that faith. To put it differently, redemption applied to me (ordo salutis) stems from redemption accomplished outside...

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The Law and the Flesh

According to Paul, the plight of the “wretched man” (Rom. 7:14-25) is said to be coterminous with his living “in the flesh” and serving God “according to the old way of the letter” (7:5-6). Just to make sure you didn’t miss that, I’ll say it another way: For Paul, living “in the flesh” is connected with life “under the law.” Apparently the NIV is wrong, and being “in...

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The Law and the Flesh

According to Paul, the plight of the “wretched man” (Rom. 7:14-25) is said to be coterminous with his living “in the flesh” and serving God “according to the old way of the letter” (7:5-6). Just to make sure you didn’t miss that, I’ll say it another way: For Paul, living “in the flesh” is connected with life “under the law.” Apparently the NIV is wrong, and being “in...

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The Law and the Flesh

According to Paul, the plight of the “wretched man” (Rom. 7:14-25) is said to be coterminous with his living “in the flesh” and serving God “according to the old way of the letter” (7:5-6). Just to make sure you didn’t miss that, I’ll say it another way: For Paul, living “in the flesh” is connected with life “under the law.” Apparently the NIV is wrong, and being “in...

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The Law and the Flesh

According to Paul, the plight of the “wretched man” (Rom. 7:14-25) is said to be coterminous with his living “in the flesh” and serving God “according to the old way of the letter” (7:5-6). Just to make sure you didn’t miss that, I’ll say it another way: For Paul, living “in the flesh” is connected with life “under the law.” Apparently the NIV is wrong, and being “in...

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The Law and the Flesh

According to Paul, the plight of the “wretched man” (Rom. 7:14-25) is said to be coterminous with his living “in the flesh” and serving God “according to the old way of the letter” (7:5-6). Just to make sure you didn’t miss that, I’ll say it another way: For Paul, living “in the flesh” is connected with life “under the law.” Apparently the NIV is wrong, and being “in...

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