Students of the Bible often wrongly emphasize the sins of individuals over and above the forgiveness of sins as a general proclamation of the King. When this proclamation is contextualized in the New Testament, it pertains to redemption—literally, ones purchase in the marketplace—and the paying off, or “forgiveness” of former debts. The news of this forgiveness is a warning: yes, your debts have been covered, but now, you are in debt to a new Master, duty bound to follow the rules of his household.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 9:1-8.
Episode 271 Matthew 9:1-8; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Metalmania” Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/