The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:|
had the law of sin in his members seems to them incredible and absurd.
They circumvent the plain-spoken statement of the Apostle by saying that
he was speaking for the wicked. But the wicked never complain of inner
conflicts, or of the captivity of sin. Sin has its unrestricted way with them.
This is Paul's very own complaint and the identical complaint of all
Paul never denied that he felt the lust of the flesh. It is likely that at
times he felt even the stirrings of carnal lust, but there is no doubt that he
quickly suppressed them. And if at any time he felt angry or impatient, he
resisted these feelings by the Spirit. We are not going to stand by idly and
see such a comforting statement as this explained away. The scholastics,