If They Cannot Exercise Self-Control

Matthew R. Miller biblicalscribe at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 7 22:05:13 EST 2003

I suppose this gets to the heart of my question. Why is the aspect of
being "unable" necessary implied? "Cannot" makes it sound like it is
absolutely impossible for them to exercise self-control -- like they are
being forced to sin. Why not merely, "If they are not exercising
self-control," which does not attempt to define the motive?

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