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There are two commandments: the old commandment and the new commandment (1 Jn 2:7-8), which appear together as follows: 1 John 3:23 (NASB) 23 This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. (emphasis added) The new commandment is related to the old commandment; that is, the ...


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Short Answer: Possible? Yes. Probable? No. The "advantages" of Synge's translation First, let's put to rest Synge's claims about the advantages of his translation. Regarding the consistently personal use of φανερόω, this verb does not have a consistently personal use (e.g. Mark 4:22) -- unless he means in this verse, which would be to commit the ...


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Short Answer: The word πειθω has the basic sense (in the active voice) of "convince" or "persuade" (cf. Gingrich) and καρδια just means "heart". So literally it would be "convince our heart". However, the reason there is so much debate surrounding the translation of this phrase is not that the terms are unclear, but that there is a bigger theological debate ...


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The context supports a causative understanding of the phrase "...we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is", and the context is crucial to the nuance of correct interpretation too. 3:1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that ...


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Yes, "brother" here would mean believers. While "brother" can sometimes refer to fellow Jews in some NT cases, the audience determines its applicability. Since John wrote his letters to the church, "brothers" would certainly indicate the believers. As for what the "sin that leads to death" is, I believe that is asked elsewhere on the site. How that ...


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I like this question, and the first application that came to mind is how this could apply to RCatholic doctrine. Since Jesus is God, and this verse does say we shall see Him, as He is,...this would apply to the RC beatific vision, seeing God Face to Face. (In RC doctrine this means the believer is 'in heaven', and therefore is not in purgatory, so they 'made ...



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