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The OP is right - it appears Matthew 7:22 implies: Those who have invoked the power of God for prophecy, exorcism and miracles may still be condemned on the day of Judgement. And from that one can conclude... Therefore, NO assurance of salvation can be given, even when invoking the powerful name of Jesus Christ. And even more scandalous in ...


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I think part of this requires knowledge of the semantics and rhetoric, both used in the original and by the translators into English. This may just be amplificative repetition, with 'dreams' and 'visions' being substantive synonyms varied for style. On the other hand, a difference is that 'dreams' are sleeping and 'visions' are waking, with a potential ...


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Acts 2:17-21 is a modified citation from Joel 2:28-32: Joel 2:28-32: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my ...



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