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There are a couple of different ways to answer your first question. I will attempt an answer from a linguistics perspective, specifically with regards to the lexical aspect of the verb in question. The dominant perspective on lexical aspect of verb tenses for the last few decades has been Actionsart. This deals with how the verb interacts with time. ...


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Well, Yes and No. If we look a couple verses down we read this: 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NIV) 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us ...


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Two viable and not necessary mutually exclusive interpretations can be offered which result in the same theological conclusion. Sky, Space, Heaven I heard R.C. Sproul suggest that first heaven would denote the sky, second heaven deep space, and third heaven the presence of God. Ted Donnelly takes this interpretation in his book Biblical Teachings on the ...


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I cannot provide the exact cultural implications at the moment, but the third heaven has traditionally been taken as "into the very presence of God." This certainly was the position advocated by Aquinas as well as Augustine.


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I have not found any commentators who directly mention that the Corinthians rejected Paul's recommendations or teaching, rather only that they rejected his style. Colin Kruse in the Tyndale NT Commentaries says: In this central section of the letter Paul appeals to the Corinthians to be reconciled to God and open their hearts to their apostle. He clears ...


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Here is the Greek phrase in question: δι' (through) ἐσόπτρου (a mirror) ἐν (in) αἰνίγματι (obscurity) When we look this it seems to lend to the idea of a glass window that has an opaque view, but the actual meaning of ἐσόπτρου seems to be a mirror as shown in the other occurrence of this word by James, who says: Anyone who listens to the word but does ...


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I understand this to mean that, while Jesus was (and is) perfect, He was made sin for a time for us on the cross. That is, He took the punishment that bought us peace upon Himself, so that we (who are born again) are not punished for our sins. Even more scandalous, we take on His righteousness, the righteousness of God! No wonder Grace is called Amazing!


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I would first like to offer one passage in the New Testament that effectively answers both the issue of intermarriage between Israel and Gentiles, as well as the state of the Torah of Moshe. In Ephesians 2:14-16, the apostle Paulos wrote, 14 For he is our peace, who made both, one, and destroyed the middle-wall of the fence, 15 when he abolished the ...


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The New Testament actually commonly refers to the devil as a prince or god of this world. For example: Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. (NIV, John 12:31) I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me (NIV, John 14:30) Again, the devil ...


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Here's an excerpt from a post I made on Mi Yoedya. I figured it applied here as well. In 1 Corinthians 13:12, the apostle Paul wrote, βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾽ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην I would like for you to notice a couple of words: ἐσόπτρου, αἰνίγματι, πρόσωπον ...


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In Gen 1.1 'heavens' is a dual form of the word. God created two heavens and one earth. These are heavens 1 and 2 as listed above. They are created heavens. The third heaven is referred to as the heaven of heavens: 2Ch 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much ...



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