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The correct answer to this question seems to depend on which Greek lexicons and Bible commentaries you consult. In some older Bible commentaries, the Greek phrase συ ειπας is considered assent; e.g.: 1: "thou hast said the truth [and it] is so" (Barnes Notes on the Bible, ca. 1865 A.D.); 2: "'Ye have said,' was a common form of expression for "Yes" (Clarke ...


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It is worth noting that in the Greek on both occasions this phrase is in fact two phrases both of which are governed by the preposition 'ἐν' the conjunction that links them seems to suggest that they should be juxtaposed that is these phrase are being deliberately placed together in this fashion for comparison or contrast. The comparison is the the ...


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"Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father. . . . No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God [μονογενὴς θεός], who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known" (John 1:14 and 18 NET Bible, my emphasis). The word ...


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The concept of smallness and from appearance wise ‘nothing’, causing largeness of surprising results, is applied by the used of Sinapis Nigra (Black Mustard) in two ways in the gospels. First, as in Mathew 17:20 the smallness is faith and the surprising results are miracles. The idea is that faith can be small as its object is God not itself. Second, as ...


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I am not a Catholic so I may not provide the full or best answer but from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as far as I can tell, implies that these 'four distinct layers' are potential there for any scripture. In the Protestant reformation there was a clear 'break away' from this method. So it is certainly not the case of your second option 'each ...


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The context of the texts in question speaks of a mutual indwelling ( Perichoresis) of the Father and the Son.What this shows is that they are one in power or ability and hence, of same essence. In John 10:38, Jesus said to the Jews to believe the works so that they might know and understand that he is in unity with the Father in terms of nature ( set of ...


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Short Answer: Yes, the "fear of death" refers to being afraid of physically dying, as shown by the context in which it is used. The point is that Christ's solidarity with His people gave His people hope, thereby freeing them up to live the life He was calling them to without concern for what it might cost them. The passage is not about unbelievers and ...


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To an unbeliever, there are two deaths. First the physical death, then the eternal death. An unbeliever will not acknowledge the second and therefore can only fear the physical. "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth ...



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