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I have heard two different preachers use it that way in the last week in church.
No. That is not what people think. Nor is that what anyone here is telling you. You are the only one talking about sin "currency". No one else is. You either have "sin" on you or you don't, it does not accrue, it's a 0 or 1 situation. Everyone who has ever lived will end up with a 1.
I understand what the verses actually say.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
Your understanding of scripture is seriously lacking.
Paul used rhetoric that seems complex to people today dumbed down by watching TV.
Simplicity is always best. You're complicating something that isn't.
Again, you are talking about the English word as it is understood today, rather than the Greek word that Paul was using and how it would have been understood by people in Rome at that time.
Wages: This can be a single payment for services rendered, or it can be a regular payment for continuous services rendered. Either way, the meaning doesn't change.
OK, I think that is right. But, most people never think it through like that.
"Sin" is the employer in this verse, and you are the employee. What sin pays you equates to death. Whether it is one lump sum, or stretched out over a period of time. You still die in sins service.
You keep talking about the English word, "wage".
No. It's quite clear. Here are other verses with the same word. The only one who wishes this word to have a different meaning is you. It means EXACTLY what I have been saying it means.
"Pay" is an English word. It is put into the verse in whatever English translation that you are quoting.
Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk?
People have over time on this forum written very similar, if not exactly the same thing.
I didn't hear them, so I have no idea what they were saying.
I said that the Bible does not teach that Jesus paid for our sins. Obviously Jesus did die, and he would not have done that if we were not in a situation brought about by sin.
Your belief the Bible does not teach Jesus died for our sins is in error, I proved it so already.
I would appeal to authority here, that I am in agreement with the recognized leading expert on the Book of Romans today, which is Robert Jewett who wrote the commentary for that book for the Hermeneia Bible Commentary Series.
Your understanding of this verse is in error.
I would disagree with that slightly, but then would you please explain what it means in Romans 6:23.
The different verses where this word is used in the Bible shows it was used in VERY MUCH the same way we use it today, and has a multifaceted meaning.
Actually it does.
It does not mean food or whatever else you want it to mean.
So can you explain how death can be a living? A wage is your living. If death is your payment that you live on, then it wouldn't be a wage.
I use that as the standard version, whether I agree with its translation or not.
I'll give it a go if I can KJV it...
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
You are here, and over there is your sins.
Enlighten us, when the verse says Christ died for our sins, what does it mean?
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Enlighten us how Jesus did NOT die for our sins.
These were Roman soldiers.
John is telling the soldiers to follow the one who is about to come and be happy with those wages...
"Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages."
What is the "as here" that you are talking about?
Being followed by a noun in the accusative case, as here, it means "the ground or reason on account of which anything is done".