Studies In The Book Of Romans

(Romans 7:7-14)

 

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1. Is the law sin?

No: What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet” (Romans 7:7).



2. Can sin happen without a law in place?

No: (8) But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. (9) For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died” (Romans 7:8-9).



3. What was the commandment ordained to?

Life: And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death” (Romans 7:10).



4. Was it sin or the law that deceived?

Sin: For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me” (Romans 7:11).



5. What is holy, just, and good?

The Law: Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good” (Romans 7:12).



6. Was it the Law or sin that brought about death?

Sin: Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful” (Romans 7:13).



7. Is it the Law or man that is carnal?

Man was carnal: For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin” (Romans 7:14).


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