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A conqueror is one who wins a battle. Being more than a conqueror is winning in battle before it even begins. We, as Christians, already know the end of the story. Christ already won the battle for us... we do the natural; GOD has already done the supernatural. "It is finished" and it's just a matter of time.


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For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse First off it's only those who rely on works of the law that are under it's curse. So what it is saying is that if you have no faith in Messiah then you are living totally by works and you will fail at that. We need to realize that the Israelite's had faith in the same thing as "Christians" (for lack ...


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Yes. It means all things. The plain meaning of the passage stands. When you dive into the context of the passage, you see why Paul writes what he writes. He is affirming that the Lord's heart for His people is good. When people are in relationship with Him, they can be sure that God's will (and heart) for them is for their good. Any experience that they may ...


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For what it’s worth, here is some information: William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg and Robert L. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, second edition, page 218: The smaller the passage being studied, the greater the chance of error. Short texts usually contain very little information about the general theme of the larger passage. They give ...


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The many references to famine are true but one thing which seems odd is the slowness of response. Famine relief needs to be fast yet this collection takes a long time and Paul is revisiting churches and waiting at least one winter while organising it and moving the silver(?) with a group of men. I would suggest that this is as much about sharing capital as ...


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NRSV Rom. 11:11   So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their defeat means riches for Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! NRSV Rom. 11:13   Now I am ...


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Rhetorician Revised Version--RRV Since Paul’s use of argumentum a minore ad maius in Romans 11 is a more complicated variation on the theme, we might do well to consider a much simpler example from Jesus’ teaching and then graduate to Paul. In Matthew 6, Jesus lays out the cure for anxiety: ”Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap ...


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On this occasion I would like to use the NAB translation for its simpler English, adding context verses to help understanding. Overall, Paul is hoping that he will encourage his fellow-Jews to become Christians, so we should read it in that context: Romans 11:10: [...] let their eyes grow dim so that they may not see, and keep their backs bent forever." ...



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