14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:Romans 2:14-15 (KJV)
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
Written on their hearts – According to Paul, the Gentiles have the law written on their hearts. The proof of this is that the Gentiles “do by nature the things contained in the law.” So the logic reveals that if the law is truly written on our hearts, then we should be doing the very things the law says to do.
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Let’s look at the word “heart” in five different verses from the King James Bible. Continue reading “When Translations Get Out of Control”
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deuteronomy 6:6 (KJV)
Heart – If I didn’t tell you where this verse was from, would you think it was a New Testament verse? Isn’t the New Testament where the law becomes written on the heart and no longer on scrolls and tablets? But Deuteronomy is clearly a part of Torah, and it appears YHVH’s instructions were to have these commandments in the hearts of the people from the beginning. Continue reading “Written On Your Heart”
Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 7:12 (KJV)
Stone – When you think about hearts of stone, which verse do you think of? I gravitate toward the famous verse from Ezekiel 36:26 about the LORD taking out the hearts of stone and giving a heart of flesh in its place. But I never thought about how these people acquired a heart of stone in the first place until I read this verse above. Continue reading “Hearts of Stone”