In my last article I echoed Luther’s concern for retaining and praising the study and use of the original languages of the Bible: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. Luther says, “And let us be sure of this: we will not long preserve the gospel without the languages.” For the sake of this series it’s important to keep this in mind along with what I said in my first article about our “opinion of the law,” namely, that we can keep the Law to justify ourselve, and, because of this inherit and internal desire, we want to run passages of Scipture in the way of the Law. Our old Adam is a legalist and wants the Christian religion to be one of “do right, act right” instead of being justified by God’s gift of faith alone when we believe Christ died and rose FOR YOU.
This article is the start of several articles that will discuss several passages in light of the original languages. This will help us cut through our Old Adam’s legalistic reading. This will help us show how these passages really point is to God’s salvation and love for us in Christ Jeaus, His Son, our Lord. May the Holy Spirit guide us and bless these studies with the Light of His Word. Continue reading