Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
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Since the Savior allowed the devil to crucify his body knowing that this was for us and against him, Paul says that we have been saved by the body of Christ. For to die to the law is to live to God, since the law rules over sinners. Therefore the one whose sins are forgiven dies to the law; this is what it means to be set free from the law. We receive this blessing through the body of Christ, for by giving up his body the Savior conquered death and condemned sin. The devil sinned against him when it killed him even though he was innocent and entirely without sin. For when the devil claims a man for himself because of sin, he is found to be guilty of the thing he accuses him of. Thus it happens that all who believe in Christ are delivered from the law, because sin has been condemned. For sin, which is of the devil, has been conquered by the body of Christ. Now he has no authority over those who belong to Christ, by whom he has been conquered. For because Christ was sinless yet was kille...
Vivit enim lex, cum sit spiritalis, et gnostice intelligatur: nos autem "mortui "sumus "legi per corpus Christi, ut gigneremur alteri, qui resurrrexit ex mortuis "qui praedictus fuit a lege, "ut Deo fructificaremus.".
"Et vos ergo mortui estis legi per corpus Christi, ut vos gigneremini alteri, qui surrexit a mortuis." ...
Paul’s conclusion does not tally with his premise, for what the context would require is: “so the law does not rule over you, for it is dead.” Instead of saying this openly, Paul only hints at it by expressing himself the other way round.
So that none could glory through it, in order that grace might be maintained to the glory of the Christ, not of the Creator, but of Marcion! I may here anticipate a remark about the substance of Christ, in the prospect of a question which will now turn up. For he says that "we are dead to the law.".
whom he immediately after states to have been "raised from the dead" ...