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Of the views available, three main ones stand out in current interpretation. Literal Babylon First, is that Babylon refers to the literal Babylon. This seems unlikely because, as many point out, Babylon at the time of the New Testament was relatively unimportant. Certain futurist eschatologies hold that the the city will be completely re-built sometime ...


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The word used here for "royal" is βασίλειον typically means palace. Therefore, the most literal rendering of this term would be "you are ... a palace of priests..." Palace is not always the correct rendering of this word however, as βασίλειον can also be translated as kingdom. A similar word, which is loosely identical and and interchangeable with βασίλειον ...


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God’s Promise to Abraham When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, ...


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NOT WATER BAPTISM THAT SAVES YOU: It becomes immediately apparent, when reading this verse, that the ritual of water baptism, though symbolising a spiritual change that has taken place, is not the principal subject here. Peter informs us that he is NOT referring to "the physical removal of dirt from the flesh" (i.e. water baptism) but a spiritual reality of ...



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