st. paul, law, sin, freedom, christian, death, life, gift, evil, slavery, forgiveness
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
"Freedom," a word we often hear and a concept we highly prize, is surprisingly rare in the New Testament. A rapid survey of the words eleutheria, eleutheria, and eleutheros in a concordance will show that in any sense other than the sociological (free man as opposed to slave) the term is practically confined to Paul. He is the only one to use freedom consistently in a religious sense.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Galatians 5:1; Galatians 2:4; Galatians 1:4; Romans 6:22; Galatians 4:21-31; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Romans 6:4; Galatians 2:19-20; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 7:31; Romans 7:5; Romans 8:35-36; 2 Corinthians 12:9; 1 Corinthians 15:56-57;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Freedom in Christ-Gift and Demand,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 40, Article 35.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol40/iss1/35