The ideas of the apostle Paul

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... justified (ver. 17). 10. By one man's disobedience (ver. 19), 10. By the obedience of one (ver. 19), 11. Many become sinners (ver. 19). 11. Many are made righteous (ver. 19). 12. By the coming of the law, more 12. But where more guilt, there is guilt (ver. 20). more grace (ver. 20). come after. Every single man who does right makes it easier for all other men to do right. If death enters the world by one man, why shall not life enter the world by one man, since through one it will reach all? Spiritual death, you must admit, had its beginning in one man's sin. Why shall not spiritual life have its beginning in one man's perfect virtue?" This is the real meaning of the passage which has been made the foundation of that strange doctrine, the imputation of Adam's sin to his posterity. The purpose of Paul was not to teach anything about Adam, but to show that Christ might be the beginning of a new order of spiritual life. So also in the other passage in which he draws a parallel between Adam and Christ, in the 15th chapter of First Corinthians: "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." There is nothing there about our sinning in Adam. The meaning is," We die as men, we live as Christians." Death, beginning with Adam, passes to the whole race; a new life, beginning with Christ, also passes on to the whole race. Paul, with his large philosophy, saw and accepted the facts which have since be.en formulated under the phrase " the solidarity of race." Knowing and teaching the personal freedom and personal responsibility of each separate soul, as every sane man must know it, maintaining thus the inviolable private conscience, and the sacred law of responsibility, he taught no crude...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... justified (ver. 17). 10. By one man's disobedience (ver. 19), 10. By the obedience of one (ver. 19), 11. Many ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217628540

ISBN - 13:9780217628549

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