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'They' are the kings of the earth mentioned in Revelation 17:2. These Kings of the earth committed fornication with the great whore and in so doing make the inhabitants of the earth drunk with the wine (false doctrine/teaching) of her fornication. This whore has upon her forehead the name written "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ...


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"Brother" has to mean Christian in this case, because the "brother" who sins "NOT unto death" is given life if the sin is prayed for. This would not be said of an unbeliever, unless John teaches that unbelievers are given eternal life if we pray for them when we see them sin. People usually fail to note that even the sin NOT unto death results in death till ...


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The difficulty here is that Jesus seems to be giving the Holy Spirit in John 20:22, long before the Pentecost event of Acts 2:1-4. Craig S. Keener (Acts: An Exegetical Commentary : Volume 1) says some scholars think that Luke and John view the same event but with different theological emphases. This leads Keener to ask whether Luke had invented his version ...


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The reason that the translations are all over the map is: Some Hebrew manuscripts connect the first word of the following verse with the last word of Psalm 42:5, yielding the phrase "My ever-present help, my God" The meaning of the Hebrew of Psalm 42:11 is uncertain. The above is pointed out in the apparatus of the JPS Tanakh in the Oxford Jewish Study ...


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The Greek text with the ESV runs like this: For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, τὸ γὰρ τί προσευξώμεθα καθὸ δεῖ οὐκ οἴδαμεν, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. ἀλλ᾿ αὐτὸ τὸ πνεῦμα ὑπερεντυγχάνει στεναγμοῖς ἀλαλήτοις· And he who searches hearts ὁ δὲ ἐραυνῶν τὰς καρδίας ...


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Is there any significant distinction between saying "I was fumbling for my car keys" and "my hand was fumbling for my car keys"? The key to understanding this package is to realize that both God and men are similarly constructed. Man is made in the image of God. God has a body and a "spirit" (aka "breath") and so he made man by fashioning clay into a statue ...


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I'm a bit confused about some of the answers and comments on here, so I'd like to try and answer the question and also address what has already been written. If I'm wrong, I would greatly appreciate if somebody would help clarify why. Thank you. καὶ (and)παρήγγειλεν (he instructed) ἡμῖν (us) κηρύξαι (to proclaim) τῷ (to the) λαῷ (people) καὶ (and) ...


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Nominative participles may take accusative objects, such as John 8:18: ὁ πέμψας με πατήρ the father who sends me But κριτής in Acts 10:42 is nominative (accusative would be κριτήν), so if it is the "argument to ὁρίζω" it is at least in the same case, since this form of ὁρίζω is passive. This is common, particularly with λέγω (to say/name). For ...


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Jesus and his brothers do indeed have the same God. There is only one God. However, the relationship sustained by Christ and by believers are not entirely alike. He calls God His Father, but he is also a part of the Holy Trinity. God is our Father; we are His by creation and the new birth. So while it is the same God being referred to, we must also be aware ...


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Man was created from the Earth, therefore Man is Dust/Clay. I have always pondered the question of 'They', and posited that the 'They' may very well be the seed of Satan, that has survived and mingled with Men. we are told that we struggle not with 'Flesh and Blood' but rather with Powers, Principalities and Thrones. When flesh/clay (the daughters of men) ...



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