Are we sinners? (Gal. 2:17)

“But if,

In our endeavor

To be justified

In Christ,

We ourselves have been found

To be sinners,

Is Christ

Then a servant of sin?

Certainly not!”

εἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; μὴ γένοιτο.

Paul said, “But if, in our endeavor to be justified (εἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι) in Christ (ἐν Χριστῷ), we ourselves have been found to be sinners (εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί), is Christ then a servant of sin (ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος;)?  Certainly not (μὴ γένοιτο)!”  Now Paul posed the question about being gentile sinners.  Do we sin like the gentiles?  In our effort to be justified, have we become like the gentiles, not following the Mosaic law.  That would mean that Christ was a servant of sin.  Of course not.  Paul said that certainly this was not going to happen.  Christ was not a sinner.  Our faith in Jesus Christ has freed us from the observances of the Torah.  Believing in Christ has set us free from the Jewish law.  Do you feel free from the Jewish Torah?

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