OU...hUPO NOMON ALLA hUPO CARIN ( Rom 6:14)
moon at saint.soongsil.ac.kr
Tue Jan 30 07:47:27 EST 2001
thanks for your response to my post.
I would like to stick to the grammatical issue I raised.
I want to paraphrase Rom 6:141-15 as follows:
> 14(a) Sin will not be the master of you.
> 15(b) It is because you are not under the Law, i.e.
> not under the obligation to keep the Law
> as a Law-people,
> but you are under grace [which motivates you not
> to sin].
> 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the obligation
> to keep the Law as a Law-people,
> but under grace?
> The point of this paraphrase is that the point of Rom 6:14b is
> not so much "you are not under the Law" as "you are under Grace".
> In this paraphrase, the fact that "you are not under the Law"
> has nothing to do with the declaration "sin will not be the master
> of you", but the fact that "you are under grace" has.
Can we reject this paragraph based on on the grammar of Rom 6.14b?
This is my question.
The usual reading of Rom 6:14 is that
sin's dominion over us has to do with our being under the Law.
This reading is obtained by reading "
sin will not be the master of you, because you are not under the Law".
(omitting the part "but under grace")
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