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Paul’s Use of the Law

We know that the moral code of the law is beautiful when applied as God intended, but actually, the law was not established for righteous people, but to bring conviction of sin to the unrighteous. The law was established to bring the revelation of sin to the evildoers and rebellious, the sinners without God, those who are vicious and perverse, and to those who strike their father or their mother,[a] sinners, murderers, 10 rapists, those who are sexually impure, homosexuals,[b] kidnappers, liars, those who break their oaths, and all those who oppose the teaching of godliness and purity in the church! They are the ones the law is for.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 1:9 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek reads “those who murder their father or murder their mother.”
  2. 1 Timothy 1:10 The Aramaic can be translated “molesters of male children.”

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