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Faith has a variety of applications. For example it can be to believe something specific requiring discernment in each instance and it is used to denote the covenant of eternal inheritance in contrast to Sinai. When used with hope Paul is drawing on the deeply entrenched and traditional Rabbinic teaching of emunah and bitachon - faith and trust - a very ...


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This answer adds some supplementary material to the fine answer already posted. Sebastian Brock records particular comment on his preferred form of maranatha in the preface to the collection of his essays, Fire from Heaven: Studies in Syriac Theology and Liturgy (Ashgate, 2006), p. vi: Invocations of the Holy Spirit are found in all liturgical ...


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The Didache includes Maranatha in its prescribed post-Eucharistic prayer: Didache 10.6 (Schaff) 'Let grace come, and let this world pass away. Hosanna to the God of David. If any one is holy let him come, if any one is not holy let him repent. Maranatha. Amen.' This is a clearly eschatological context. The epilogue of the Revelation actually says ...


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Paul is referring to bondage to the law as a way of saying the law does not apply to this situation and they are free to divorce. Galatians 5 has For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no ...


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Versus 12-16 teach a second ground for divorce, besides adultery, that applies strictly to the marriage of a believer and a nonbeliever. Such a marriage should arise only if one of two married unbelievers becomes a believer. This is true since it is written that believers should not yoke themsleve in marriage with unbelievers (see v. 39 & 2C 6:14). The ...


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This passage is to be taken literally. Jesus is both the wisdom and power of God in both the atonement and in creation.. Is as others say the wisdom of God manifested in Christ,yes. Though one has to have a thorough understanding of what the OT has to say of this matter. Since Christ is the wisdom of God, not a created thing, but the creator of all things ...


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Used with an object in the Genitive case (as here), it means "a marker indicating that an activity or event is in some entity’s interest, for, in behalf of, for the sake of someone/something" and "a marker of the moving cause or reason, because of, for the sake of, for" (BDAG lexicon). So, for the sake of our sins and because of our sins. It parallels the ...



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