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Acts 22:16: ἀναστὰς βάπτισαι καὶ ἀπόλουσαι τὰς ἁμαρτίας σου, ἐπικαλεσάμενος τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ. (NA28) Rising, be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name. (mine) We have four verbs:1 ἀναστὰς = participle from ἀνίστημι (to rise) βάπτισαι = imperative from βαπτίζω (to baptize) ἀπόλουσαι = imperative from ἀπολούω (to wash) ...


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Please pardon a bit of a rant. And please consider what I write because it is the result of a lot of thought over a period of more than 50 years in ministry. All aspects of Acts 22:16 are grammatically "linked" (the term used in the original question) and are not to be separated. However, they are - only - grammatically linked. The internal logical, ...


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This passage does not imply that Jesus saw religious practice as irrelevant to an individual's ultimate fate. This is, indeed, a minimal situation. Consider the following: 1. An individual's ultimate fate is determined according to whether or not they are righteous. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves ...


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Paul was talking to a group of rather wayward Christians. He pointed out in the previous verse that he was glad they were grieved, not because they were grieved but because it was a godly grief. He then explains this type of grief leads to salvation. Sure some of the people in the church were saved but certainly not all of them. This is still speaking of ...


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And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him [Christ], having forgiven us all our trespasses, Colossians 2:13 (ESV) The participial phrase "having forgiven" in the text shows that we are already forgiven by God the time he quickened us. This coheres with Romans 5:8: but God ...



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