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Raymond E. Brown says, in An Introduction to the New Testament, page 453, First Peter is in many theological stances close to Pauline thought. He says that some critics would put that writing in the Pauline rather than the Petrine school. In other words, the author knew a good deal about Paul's epistles, whether from having seen them or otherwise. The extent ...


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Jack Douglas' answer is correct. The point refers to the distinction between ontic (or ontological) holiness and moral holiness, and can be easily seen, in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox theologies, in the case of a baptized baby: he lives by the Spirit because he has been made "partaker of the divine nature" by baptism, but he does not walk by the Spirit ...


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the lord took me into Galatians 5:16 He was showing me about the spirit This i say then, walk in the spirit, And ye shall not fulfil the lust Of the flesh i have been sharing with others about the flesh i tell them the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak As christians we are to walk in the spirit and be lead by the spirit and follow the spirit Alot of ...


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Luke knew Galatians Logically, the first question to deal with is whether 'Luke' knew Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, because this will inform the answers to the other questions posed. David Ravens (Luke and the Restoration of Israel, pages 174-5) speaks of the epistles generally when he says there are three possible answers: (1) that Luke did not know the ...


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The idea that the law was given by angels is Gnostic in origin. Both Simon and Saturninus state that the Old Testament prophecies were inspired by angels. Simon specifically says that they gave the Old Testament law, while Saturninus adds that some of the prophecies came from Satan. Grant, R. M. (1959). Gnosticism and early Christianity. New York: ...


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I think that you might be right in supposing that Paul is approximately quoting what appears in the Septuagint: Habakkuk 2:4 (LXX) ἐὰν ὑποστείληται, οὐκ εὐδοκεῖ ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν αὐτῷ· ὁ δὲ δίκαιος ἐκ πίστεώς μου ζήσεται. Leviticus 18:5 (LXX) καὶ φυλάξεσθε πάντα τὰ προστάγματά μου καὶ πάντα τὰ κρίματά μου, καὶ ποιήσετε αὐτά· ἃ ποιήσας ...


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BDAG has the following for the word in question from Galatians 5:20: φαρμακεία, ας, ἡ (also-κία; X., Pla. et al.; Vett. Val., pap, LXX; En, AscIs; Philo, Spec. Leg. 3, 94; 98; Ar. 13, 7; Tat. 18, 1) sorcery, magic (φάρμακον; Polyb. 38, 16, 7; Ex 7:11, 22; 8:14; Is 47:9, 12; Wsd 12:4; 18:13; En 7:1; SibOr 5, 165) Rv 18:23. Pl. magic arts 9:21 (v.l. ...



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