https: p. 177); or: εἰς τ. τύπ. The sin of Adam, laid the foundation for the manifestation of Christ, as a Savior. First, Paul’s Gospel was a definite body of teaching; secondly, that teaching is a mould for conduct and character; lastly, that teaching therefore demands obedience. It is a religion with a basis of divine truth, which, being struck away, all the rest goes. It is unnecessary, also, to the argument. That form of teaching ... which Christians are said to have obeyed and which delivered them into a state of freedom from sin can be nothing if not a reference to baptism mentioned by Paul only a moment before.

Delivered you.—Literally, to which you were delivered—to the direction of which you were handed over. which ye were delivered. ]: experience proves it with respect to ourselves. The former includes the latter. "That type or mould;" the doctrine is the mould, hearers the metal, which takes impression from it in one part as well as another. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 6:17". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". You have obeyed from the heart, etc. Winer's objection-section 66: 7-has no force. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. https:

‘Submit’ is Christ’s first word; submit by faith, submit in love.

Alas! adopts the former, and inserts whereas. The Alexandrian copy reads, "from a pure heart"; and the Arabic version, "from the sincerity of your heart"; and the Ethiopic version, "with your whole heart". "Commentary on Romans 6:17". Thanks be to God, &c. He thanks God, not because they had been in sin, but because after having been so long under the slavery of sin, they had now been converted from their heart, and with their whole strength gave themselves to that form of doctrine to which they had been conducted by the gospel. Whereas ye were (ητε — ēte). If it simply came to us and said, ‘If you will trust Me you will get pardon,’ I fancy there would be a good many more of us honest Christians than are so. It isn"t an "are". Compare my gospel, Romans 2:16; Romans 16:25. On account of the moral change in the persons themselves—, [What can be more deplorable than to be a slave of sin?

The words ὑπηκούσατε εἰς ὃν παρεδόθητε τύπον διδαξῆς, may be resolved thus, ὑπηκούσατε τύπῳ διδαξῆς, εἰς ὃν παρεδόθητε, ye have obeyed the type of doctrine to which ye have been delivered. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

his law maintained in all its rigid purity and strictest justice, and yet mercy, grace, and love to have full play in a sinner"s salvation? 4; also ἐκ θυμοῦ, ἐξ εὐμενῶν στέρνων, and similar phrases in Greek writers. Paul compares here the hidden power of the Spirit with the external letter of the law, as though he had said, “Christ inwardly forms our souls in a better way, than when the law constrains them by threatening and terrifying us.” Thus is dissipated the following calumny, “If Christ frees us from subjection to the law, he brings liberty to sin.” He does not indeed allow his people unbridled freedom, that they might frisk about without any restraint, like horses let loose in the fields; but he brings them to a regular course of life. It proves the holy tendency of the doctrine of grace which believers have retrieved, the blessed effects of which they have felt, and manifested in its fruits, Titus 2:11,12.

Romans 6:17. BibliographyAlford, Henry. The peculiar form of expression is explained in two ways; either making the thanksgiving bear only on the second proposition, ye obeyed, etc., and regarding the first as inserted by way of contrast or background to the salutary moral change: or, emphasizing were; ye were the servants of sin, but are so no more. If baptism is not used in this passage as synonymous, in a sense, with gospel, how could Christ have commanded the gospel to be preached and something else to be obeyed? In opening up this subject, the Apostle ( Romans 5:1-21) traces up this justification to the union of the Church with her covenant Head; shows us her standing in Christ as well as in Adam; and that all the miseries which she derives from her standing in the latter are overbalanced by the mercies that flow from her standing in the former; winding up with that heart-reviving truth, that "where sin abounded, grace did much more abound; that as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life.". The idea is, that the teaching to which they had heartily yielded themselves had stamped its own impress upon them.

It does not differ materially from the doctrine itself, “you have obeyed that doctrine,” etc. "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren" (Romans 8:29). "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". But thanks to God. II. "The Bible Study New Testament". Two expressions in these verses are of particular interest: "from the heart" and "that form of teaching." https: The words εις ὁν παρεδοθητε τυπον refer to the melting of metal; which, when it is liquefied, is cast into the mould, that it may receive the impression that is sunk or cut in the mould; and therefore the words may be literally translated, into which mould of doctrine ye have been cast. A consciousness of their remaining infirmities will make them watchful: a view of the change wrought in them will make them thankful. The apostle does not thank God that they were sinners; but that, although they were such, they had now received and obeyed the Gospel. [30] Moses E. Lard, Commentary on Paul's Letter to Romans (Cincinnati, Ohio: Christian Board of Publication, 1945), p. 213. And that likeness is not reproduced in us by pressure or by a blow, but by the slow and blessed process of gazing until we become like, beholding the glory until we are changed into the glory.

The doctrine of the gospel is the mould, and the hearer is the metal, which, when it is melted and cast into the mould, receives its form and figure. But this implied comparison between their former and present state is very emphatical; for the Apostle touches the calumniators of the grace of Christ, when he shows, that without grace the whole race of man is held captive under the dominion of sin; but that the kingdom of sin comes to an end, as soon as grace puts forth its power. Elsner, and Sykes on Christianity, p. 178. And, therefore, is it fitted to be the food of every soul and the mould of every character.

Let all cry to God for his converting grace: nor let any rest in an external or partial change. https:

Comp Romans 7:25. ὅτι ἦτε δοῦλοι τ. 1 Chronicles 29:12-16. "Commentary on Romans 6:17".

That form of doctrine - Greek, type; see the note at Romans 5:14. Surely this is a ground of thankfulness. But, say you, can it be thought, that the Apostle would thank God, that they had been in the drudgery of Satan, wearing his livery, and doing his service? https: it is so.’ But the ‘teaching’ which Jesus Christ gives and is, needs a good deal more than that.

Could this be a motive of thankfulness? It follows that it is important to know what Paul’s teaching is. Ye have obeyed from the heart; this obedience is voluntary and sincere. But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, But God be thanked that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of Sin, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, To that form of doctrine whereunto ye were delivered, Obedistis ad eum modum quem doctrina evangelii præscribit, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible.