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"Matthew's" use of πληρόω was translated by the KJV folks as "fulfill" which causes a lot of confusion. One of the glosses the m-w.com provides for "fulfill" is: "to develop the full potentialities of" which I think touches on what Matthew intended. He uses it as the opposite of "denigrate" or "compromise" or "cheapen": http://www.merriam-webster.com/...


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If I understand what you've said correctly, then I think we both have a similar interpretation. Yeshua had just finished telling the disciples not to judge. When somebody lives an immoral life or does things contrary to "my" morality, it's hard not to judge them. I think the problem comes from this idea that Christianity is "the most obvious religion", ...


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In the beginning the he will Be states but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. (Genesis 2:17 NKJV) Then the Spirit says through John the Baptist states And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut ...


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According to Church Father John Chrysostom (4th c.), the meaning of this verse is that one should not preach holy things to those who, in his words, "abide in incurable godliness", as they are likely to become all the more insolent, as well as inadvertently profane them. He lays this interpretation out in Homily XXIII of his Homilies on the Gospel According ...



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