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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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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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"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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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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