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The problem under consideration was an investigation of the Wesleyan doctrine of entire sanctification in the light of the Apostle Paul's use of the term "flesh" (sarx). No term, in connection with this doctrine, needs more careful study and analysis than does the word "flesh" as Paul used it in his New Testament epistles. Paul so closely identified this term with sin and salvation from sin that no one can adequately apprehend hamartiology (the doctrine of sin) and soteriology (the doctrine of salvation from sin) and ignore the Apostle's use of' the word "flesh" Therefore, the problem centered around the question as to whether Paul gave the same meaning to the term "flesh" (sarx), every time he used it, or whether the word had different meanings depending on the line of truth he was presenting.

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