[We are] not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (Romans 1:16)

Friday, December 08, 2006

VIP Free Grace Post

by HK flynn

Something amazing is said over on Free Grace Theology Blog:

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls NKJV

This is the first instance of “sozo” in his epistle, and can give an indication of the type of “saving” he has in mind in the remainder.
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We need to pay special attention to the phrase “save your souls”.
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It remains for scholors of historical theology to discern how this phrase ever became connected with the idea of deliverance from hell. It is never used that way in the Bible, and such an idea would have been foreign to any Jewish reader of the New Testament.
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Check out: Lordship Salvation's 'Notorious' Error : Lexical Study of "Save Your Souls" (James 1:21)

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