Baptist Christians 2: In the 2nd section, the theme of old/new man
is illustrated by the example of the ages of man. First, Jesus helps a man who breaks the chains of the old way of life to a new life, 5:1-20.
In 5:21-43, the ages of the woman are presented. The 12-year-old girl who becomes marriageable and ends the life period of childhood dies for her parents, the life age of fertility, of her own family begins.
This period of life ends for the older woman. For her, a new time with new tasks begins with menopause.
If the Sabbath is basically no longer valid, can’t the Gentile Christians accommodate the Jewish Christians to such an extent that at least the healings are not performed on the Sabbath but on another day?
The answer is again: No, the Jewish religious laws fall away without substitution. Here the Jewish authorities separate from Jesus, the people run to him, 3:7-12, disciples (apostles) are called, 3:13,19.
In the 1st section of the tradition of the church of James
(1:21-2:17) is about healing miracles. In 1:21-28 Jesus is attacked. Here the basic question is asked: Can Jesus heal the sick person?
In 1:40-45 the question is varied and focused on the will: The sick person wants to be healed, does Jesus want to heal him or is he not interested in the suffering of the sick person?
Yes, Jesus wants to heal him (the reader already knows that he can do this from 1:21-28), the sick person gets well.
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