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According to Thiselton's volume on 1 Corinthians in the New International Greek Testament Commentary, the connection between χαλκός and pagan worship is disputed among scholars. Here's the relevant passage at length, including references: χαλκὸς ἠχῶν is the subject of a research article by W. Harris under the title “ ‘Sounding Brass’ and Hellenistic ...


What is the “first resurrection”? I see the "first resurrection" described in Revelation 20:6 as having relevance to Old Testament saints and those who die during the tribulation. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. The reason is that ...


John MacArthur is basing his statement on the Greek Text of the NASB, whereas the Greek text of the King James Version contains the definite article with the Greek noun Theos - τῶ θεῷ. Either way, the absence or presence of the article doesn't matter. Paul was referring to God and not a god. I suppose John MacArthur feels his commentary in this passage ...


Sins like alcohol an drugs are more of outside stuff being put in a body, but in a case of sexual sin, its where you use yourself to intertwine with someone's soul and thus creates a soul tie. In any other sin there are not soul ties created. This also involves the secondary person while any other sins are done individually.


Faith is present oriented while hope is future oriented. As in, "I have faith" versus "I hope for" or "I hope in."

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