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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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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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