[B-Greek] Spirit or spirit

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Wed Feb 26 10:25:39 EST 2003

In a message dated 2/26/2003 10:16:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
andy at ipbackbone.co.uk writes:

> Thanks for the response, what will you say about the verse below:
> Rom 8:10   And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but
> the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
> I think that word Spirit here, refers to the spirit of man. Because it
> would not make sense to say "the Spirit of God is life because of
> righteousness". The Spirit of God is God in Himself because of who He
> is. The spirit of man is life (made alive) because of righteousness is
> more appropriate. 
> Now it has being represented as Spirit instead of spirit. This is
> similar to the initial issue I brought up. All I need is a clear
> indication of when it should be Spirit and not spirit and visa versa.

Again, TO DE PNEUMA ZWH must refer to the Spirit of God in this verse since a 
contrast is set up between TO MEN SWMA NEKRON and TO DE PNEUMA ZWH.  There is 
no magic wand which you can wave over the text to determine which is meant.  
It is necessary to examine the context and the argument which the text sets 
forth to determine this.


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