Lawlessness – Part III

So far we’ve seen Matthew and Paul forge links between the concept of lawlessness (ἀνομία) and allegiance with the devil. Now we’ll look at the singular occurrence of the word in 1 John 3:4 and see how the wider NT usage helps us makes sense of what John means here.

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Lawlessness – Part II

In Part I we looked at Matthew’s use of ἀνομία and his seeming connection of the concept with alignment to the Devil. Now we’ll look at Paul’s use of the word, then in part III we’ll see how it all fits together and makes sense of 1 John 3:4.

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Lawlessness – Part I

The Greek word ἀνομία puzzles me – primarily because of its use in 1 John 3:4.

Most translations translated it as “break the law” but that simply does not fit the context that John is writing in. He’s talking about sin, God and the devil. So I have a theory which needs testing. So if any people actually read this, grab your bible and help me think this through…

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