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And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
My "preconceived" understanding would have been more in line with what I am currently criticizing.
The problem is that doesn't fit into your preconceived notions.
Just quoting a verse doesn't "prove" anything.
The very fact that English uses SEVERAL words to fully translate the ONE word of opsōnion is evidence your position is wrong and mine is right.
he wrote Romans 6:23.
reply to post by SisyphusRide
As a prediction of the destruction of the Jerusalem temple cult.
what is your take on "the root of the trees" in Luke 3:9