"The Sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God!
He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:56-57 (NIV)
Compare my translation to the NIV:
"The destructive power and eminent danger of the propensity to sin
can be controlled by the sinner through the law.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
I Corinthians 15:56-56 (JLV - James Leasure Version [Not a real version])
I'm just a novice at translation of scripture. But, if I am correctly translating, I Corinthians 15:56-57 tells us that we have the power to avoid the danger of and propensity to sin by keeping the Law of the Old Testament. Then Paul exclaims, Thanks to God, we do not have to practice the Old Testament covenant with all of its rituals and ablutions. Christ has accredited an account of permanent fulfillment of the Law to us.
Think about the essence of the passage quoted. Are we not already aware of this? How? The message that I arrived at is a message that is revealed in other passages of the Bible. We also have the promise that God has written His law on our hearts. Testimony to the unbeatable, unavoidable ability of God to give us His message. The Bible has survived all attempts to snuff it out. The message has not been lost in mistranslation. God's word will never pass away. (Luke 21:33).