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Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing Gods Word? John 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. In the context of the man born blind, Jesus was using blindness in a metaphor for his ministry. John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, ...


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As I understand it, simply 'knowing' God's word does not mean that one can 'see'. It is knowing in full realization of God's truth that opens one's eyes. Or to put it differently, a lot of 'blind' people can recite scripture; but only those who understand that scripture can truly 'see'. So, the point Jesus was making, I think, is that if his followers ...


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This encounter was specifically sat up to restore Peter. He was initially called to follow Jesus after the Lord borrowed his boat. Sowing into Christ's ministry in this way yielded the remarkable catch of fish. After which Peter, James and John forsook their nets and followed Him. This encounter is the same: a calling to once again return to His work. But ...


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Short Answer: The word is best translated "one-of-a-kind" or simply "unique". ("Only" would also work, though it could be misunderstood more easily.) The old translation "only-begotten" was based on an honest mistake in parsing the Greek word. Background on "only-begotten" The Greek word in question is μονογενη. It is pretty clearly a compound word ...


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I'll speak briefly to the statement in John, as I have neither the time, energy, or site policy to also tackle the hotly contested apocalypse and theological synthesis. (And I'm pecking away on a smartphone here.) Jesus is not saying that Satan was now going to be geographically kicked out of "heaven" or the "earth". He was referring to the spiritual ...


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Short Answer: Comprehend, probably. A note on method: All words have a semantic range, and only context can tell us how a given word was intended to be understood. While some have asserted that in such instances John intended two (or more) meanings, we can be sure that this was not the case, as that is not how language works (except in the rare cases of ...


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EDIT Did not get the question the first time Hannan (Annas) was a high priest at one point. The Romans removed him from power after his rule from 6-15AD. Because this was done by gentiles, it had almost no bearing on the Jewish community. One of their leaders would later revolt against the Romans (Shimon bar Kokhba) and one of his followers, R. Akiva, is ...


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Annas had been elected high priest by the Jews, but subsequently deposed by the Romans, who appointed various successors before settling on his son-in-law, Caiaphas (Josephus, Antiquities, book XVIII 2.2). Not only was Annas highly regarded, but the Jews resented Roman interference in their religious affairs, so they still regarded him as the unofficial high ...


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The high priestly function was controlled by the Romans during the time of Christ. The whole period is written up in great detail by a Galilean Jew, a Pharisee, who was a young general in the early stages of the Roman-Jewish War of AD 66-72 in which Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed as Jesus predicted. This man's name was Joseph, or Josephus in the ...


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JESUS is comforting his disciples, the context I believe is ultimately ENCOURAGEMENT, 1. IN MY FATHERS HOUSE - Who's house? The fathers, not the sons. It's the place where the Father lives - whether we call it heaven, the dwelling of God, the abode of God doesn't matter. 2. MANY ROOMS - it says what it means & it means what it says, don't complicate, ...


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Just looking at the multiple greek lexicons at Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=kli%5Eqei%2Fs&la=greek&can=kli%5Eqei%2Fs0&prior=kli/nw#lexicon The Middle Liddel gives (and the LSJ and Autenrieth concur, only the Slater gives a more limited definition) to make to bend, slope, or slant, to incline or turn as such bow is within ...


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John made a big deal about Jesus' promise to raise his disciples from the dead at the end because his audience really needed to be reassured of this. Why? Because it had been 20 years since the last Scriptures were written and Jerusalem was decimated, almost 60 years since Jesus was murdered, all of the other Apostles were dead -- and almost all of the ...



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