Christ Not the Servant of Sin
Galatians 2:16-21
Christ is not the servant of Peter's hypocrisy   Paul seems to be concerned here to vindicate C...
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2010-05-21 10:45:46
2010-05-22 11:37:27
Christ is not the servant of Peter's hypocrisy Paul seems to be concerned here to vindicate Christ, namely, that he is not the "servant of sin" (17cd), that is, he is not the one who has brought about the hypocrisy of Peter. Verse 16 gives the SITUATION ("We have believed in Christ to be justified by faith"). the "we" here is significant since it changes to "I" in verse 18 and stays that way to the end of the chapter. But in verses 16-17 Paul is lumping himself with Peter it seems and setting up the situation that is being criticized: someone is saying that Peter's hypocritical behavior is the work of Christ. This is what you get when you turn from the law as a way of justification. The RESPONSE to this situation is that no indeed (17d), Christ is not the servant of sin. Then Paul uses himself as an example to show what indeed happens if a Christian gets into a situation like Peter's. When we were dealt the death blow by the law's condemnation of our hopeless law-keeping, and instead turned to Christ and believed on him, we were crucified with Christ and died to the law as a instrument of our justification. Therefore it is not Christ who is putting starting to put the law back in the place of an instrument of justification. It is we ourselves trying to rebuild what we torn down. That is, the law that we died to as an instrument of justification. That attempt to rebuild would be a nullifying of grace (v. 21). Paul will not do that.
10000000037996 37996 Notes 2010-05-21 10:45:46 2010-05-22 11:37:27 Christ is not the servant of Peter's hypocrisy Paul seems to be concerned here to vindicate Christ, namely, that he is not the "servant of sin" (17cd), that is, he is not the one who has brought about the hypocrisy of Peter. Verse 16 gives the SITUATION ("We have believed in Christ to be justified by faith"). the "we" here is significant since it changes to "I" in verse 18 and stays that way to the end of the chapter. But in verses 16-17 Paul is lumping himself with Peter it seems and setting up the situation that is being criticized: someone is saying that Peter's hypocritical behavior is the work of Christ. This is what you get when you turn from the law as a way of justification. The RESPONSE to this situation is that no indeed (17d), Christ is not the servant of sin. Then Paul uses himself as an example to show what indeed happens if a Christian gets into a situation like Peter's. When we were dealt the death blow by the law's condemnation of our hopeless law-keeping, and instead turned to Christ and believed on him, we were crucified with Christ and died to the law as a instrument of our justification. Therefore it is not Christ who is putting starting to put the law back in the place of an instrument of justification. It is we ourselves trying to rebuild what we torn down. That is, the law that we died to as an instrument of justification. That attempt to rebuild would be a nullifying of grace (v. 21). Paul will not do that. notes
Gal. 2:16-21
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εἰδότες δὲ ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου
We know that a person is not justified by works of the law
ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ,
but rather are justified through faith in Jesus Christ,
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καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν,
Therefore, since we know no one is justified by works , we also have believed in Christ Jesus,
ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ
in order to be justified by faith in Christ
καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου,
but not in order to be justified by works of the law,
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ὅτι ἐξ ἔργων νόμου οὐ δικαιωθήσεται πᾶσα σάρξ.
because by works of the law no one will be justified.
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εἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ
But if we too were found to be sinners,
εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί,
as a result of our seeking to be justified in Christ,
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ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος;
( Question : ) is Christ then a servant of sin?
μὴ γένοιτο.
( Answer ) Certainly not!
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εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ,
For if I rebuild what I tore down [ namely, the law as a way of justification: see the ground in v 19 ],
παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνιστάνω. ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου
Then I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law ( and it's making me hopeless of finding life through doing it )
νόμῳ ἀπέθανον
_________ I died to the law,
ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω.
so tha t I might live to God.
Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι·
That is I have been crucified with Christ.
ζῶ δὲ οὐκέτι ἐγώ,
so that It is no longer I who live,
ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός·
but rather Christ who lives in me.
ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ
The way Christ lives in me i that the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ.
because he loved me and gave himself for me.
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οὐκ ἀθετῶ τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ·
In this way I do not nullify the grace of God,
εἰ γὰρ διὰ νόμου δικαιοσύνη,
for if righteousness were through the law,
ἄρα Χριστὸς δωρεὰν ἀπέθανεν.
then Christ died for no purpose.
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10000000037996 37996 Gal. 2:16-21 2010-05-21 10:45:46 2015-01-23 15:51:08 editing Galatians 2 16 2 21 Galatians 2:16-21 48 NT tisch esv i398870 i398871 i398872 i398848 εἰδότες δὲ ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου We know that a person is not justified by works of the law i398849 ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ, but rather are justified through faith in Jesus Christ, negativepositive 2 i398873 i398874 i398850 καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, Therefore, since we know no one is justified by works , we also have believed in Christ Jesus, i398875 i398851 ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ in order to be justified by faith in Christ i398852 καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου, but not in order to be justified by works of the law, negativepositive 2 1 actionpurpose 2 i398853 ὅτι ἐξ ἔργων νόμου οὐ δικαιωθήσεται πᾶσα σάρξ. because by works of the law no one will be justified. ground 1 inference 2 i398876 i398877 i398878 i398854 εἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ But if we too were found to be sinners, i398855 εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, as a result of our seeking to be justified in Christ, actionresult 2 i398879 i398856 ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; ( Question : ) is Christ then a servant of sin? i398857 μὴ γένοιτο. ( Answer ) Certainly not! questionanswer 2 conditional 2 i398880 i398858 εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, For if I rebuild what I tore down [ namely, the law as a way of justification: see the ground in v 19 ], i398859 παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνιστάνω. ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου Then I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law ( and it's making me hopeless of finding life through doing it ) i398860 νόμῳ ἀπέθανον _________ I died to the law, i398861 ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω. so tha t I might live to God. i398881 i398862 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι· That is I have been crucified with Christ. i398882 i398863 ζῶ δὲ οὐκέτι ἐγώ, so that It is no longer I who live, i398883 i398864 ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· but rather Christ who lives in me. i398884 i398865 ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ The way Christ lives in me i that the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, i398866 τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ. because he loved me and gave himself for me. ground 1 actionmanner 1 actionresult 2 i398885 i398867 οὐκ ἀθετῶ τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ· In this way I do not nullify the grace of God, i398886 i398868 εἰ γὰρ διὰ νόμου δικαιοσύνη, for if righteousness were through the law, i398869 ἄρα Χριστὸς δωρεὰν ἀπέθανεν. then Christ died for no purpose. conditional 2 ground 1 ground 1 situationresponse 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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