2 Corinthians 5:21; 2 Cor 5:21 NASB; 2 Cor 5:21 ESV; 2 Cor 5:21 KJV; variations in translations attempt to conform the original Greek text to agree with christian theological dogma. To learn the truth it is necessary to carefully read the original language while considering related scriptures.
When examining literary styles of authors it is reasonable to assume there are clear and logical similarities in the thought patterns of communicators in every era of history. It is important to ask analytical questions when synthesizing documents that may contain information difficult to transfer from an earlier style of writing into a reasonable facsimile.
A quote from George Washington’s farewell address contains colorful language from his era. Understanding his statements requires careful consideration of language and sentence structure. In paragraph 28, President Washington reminded us that:
"It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?"