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In general different words are used to convey different meanings: Children (τέκνα) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children (τέκνα) of God. (Romans 8:16 KJV) That is, They which are the children (τέκνα) of the flesh, these are not the children (τέκνα) of God: but the children (τέκνα) of the promise are ...


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I don't believe the author (Paul) is trying to make a distinction between these two groups - the two terms are used synonymously to refer to the same group of people - all of Jesus followers. Yes I a have mistakenly answered the wrong question in the previous post, sorry. It is probably just slight variations in the translations that almost give the ...


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Yes there is most certainly a distinction between the two groups. It is widely recognised that the Sons of God are the angelic beings and many biblical translations render the term 'Sons of God specifically' as 'the angels': (NIV - 'Angels', NLT - 'members of the heavenly court', ISV - 'Divine Beings'). Many scholars try to claim that the Sons of God are ...


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There is a distinction. The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God (Rom. 8:16; cf. John 1:12). The Spirit witnesses to our most elementary relationship with God, that is, that we are His children; it does not witness that we are His sons or His heirs. The fact that the "begetting" Father wants His children to grow unto ...


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Short Answer: Being "allotted a measure of faith" is just another way of saying that you've been "given a particular function in the Church". This is a great question. I think you were on the right track when you asked whether verse 3 is connected to verse 4. Yes it is! When seeking to understand a confusing verse, step 1 should always be to read it in ...


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Ephesians 2:8 says "faith is a gift of God". Who gives a "part" of a gift to some, and a lesser or greater part of the same gift to others? Romans 12:3 says "God has dealt to every person the measure of faith" . Here, "dealt" means "issued" and "the measure of" means the "unit of", not an "amount of". If God gave different "amounts" of His "gift" to ...


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The "we" are the apostles. How many apostles there were is a trickier question. Failure to distinguish between the apostles and the other saints leads to a very distorted reading of the NT. In the current example I'm at a loss to see how the "we" could possibly be construed as any other than the apostles so the burden of proof falls on those who would say ...


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Short and simple answer. Eve was deceived by implication Adam wasn't. He did it knowing it was sin. So knowing he was sinning he entered into sin and condemned all mankind. If you have two children who do something wrong but one of them knew better but the other was just tricked into it, who is usually punished or blamed by the parent for the disobedience?


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Before we compare the two verses, we should first determine the original message and context given when they were written. » [1 Timothy 2: 9-16] (NASB) 9 - Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 - but rather by means of good works, as is proper ...



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