Romans Part 1

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• What law is Paul referring to in this passage?
In Romans, chapter 7 verse 1, I think that Paul is refers to the Mosaic Law. This reading was focuses on the people who already knew the law, but Paul reinforces it to the Jews and Gentiles. Paul wanted to explain to the believers that were crucified alongside Christ have brought freedom from enslavement to the power of sin. The law has served to support sin. As we belong to Christ, the effect of the law has no more power over us. When we become liberated from the law, we are structured to new attachment, which is namely to the risen Lord Jesus Christ and His Spirit. Paul wants us to be delivered from the law and not open the door to sinful conduct.
• The body of Christ means?
Paul, in verse 4, mentions that men are considered dead to the law by the body of Christ.
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In most cases it refers to the human body; here in Romans 7:1-6 the flesh is referring to the fallen humanity. It is an indicator of fallen humanity and the evil worldly system of sin. Paul refers to the whole humanity in Romans and in a deeper sense an individual person. The flesh is simply all about humanity and human rebellion; it is a field that can be classified with the world, body, humans, sin, spirit, and flesh. Those are some words that can represent the word sarx in the book of Romans. According to the Dictionary of Paul and his letters, it talked about the physical aspect of the flesh. Paul use to sarx to refer to the physical matter that makes up the living bodies of humans and animals (1 Cor. 15:39). In 2 Corinthians 3:3, Paul is use an expression “fleshly hearts,” as a metaphor for the lives of the believers. This is showing the inherited sins of Adam to all humanity, because of his fall we all inherited a fleshly heart. Something that I found to be interesting is Paul contrast of the flesh and the Spirit as a person’s definable outer and inner

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