In Paul's context "law" was legalism

In Paul’s context “law” was legalism

Law is a Myth, as in “We are not under Law but under Grace.”

Law is a totally misleading translation of the Greek word nomos. While nomos generally is translated Torah, in this context, Paul is not referring to Torah, but another meaning of Nomos, Legalism.

The translation of the Hebrew word Torah and the Greek word Nomos as Law has done great damage to the Church, giving Christians a very distorted view of God’s teachings.

Romans 6:14. “For sin will not rule you: for you are not under legalism but grace.”

Mark 8:14. “And they forgot to take bread, except one loaf they had in the boat with them. 15. And He ordered them saying, ‘You must continually take care, you must continually beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.’”

The leaven of the Pharisees was Legalism, the leaven of Herod was Hellenism.

(See both Legalism and Hellenism in the One New Man Bible Glossary.)

*Excerpted from the One New Man Bible Companion


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