Sojourners Magazine: May 1974
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Our text draws an important connection between the fullness of the Spirit and the impulse to minister to the poor and unfortunate. This is the Acts connection.
Blessed are those who buy and sell. For theirs shall be the brand of their choice.
Two commonly misunderstood motifs in Romans 13 and the other passages of direct teaching on the state are "submission" and "honor."
The salvation that Christ brings can be understood as the gift of life that frees men and women from all forms of bondage and restores them to their lost personhood.