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No one who is born of God practices (ποιεῖ) sin … (3:9)1 9 Πᾶς ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἁμαρτίαν οὐ ποιεῖ, ὅτι σπέρμα αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ μένει, καὶ οὐ δύναται ἁμαρτάνειν, ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ γεγέννηται. (NA28) ποιεῖ is translated "practice." That is a meaning which leads to the understanding as Joseph shows: the person born of God does not engage in the ...


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The point is that one cannot be simultaneously justified and sinning: 1Jn_1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: The author is calling Luther's paradigm of simul iustus et peccator a lie and those who embrace his teaching as "out of step" with "the truth": In describing the new birth ...


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The Apostle John refers to the behaviour of someone who has been born of God that results from that new birth, that is a consequence of that new birth, i.e. the behaviour consequent to the "new creation" (2 Cor 5:17 & Gal 6:15). To the extent that someone who has been born of God behaves as such, he does not practice sin. This is clear in Rom 8:5-14 and ...


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Although they were attributed to the apostle John later in the second century, the author of the three 'Johannine' epistles only refers to himself as the 'elder' or 'presbyter'. This epistle was not intended as an encyclical to the church as a whole, but was addressed by the elder to members of his community, to solve a problem that threatened its ...


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The allusion is to the quarters/accommodations in the temple maintained for the priests: http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books/The%20Temple%20by%20Alfred%20Edersheim.pdf (Do a search for "the chambers"): ...Above and beyond it were the apartments of the high-priest and the council-chamber of the ‘honourable councillors,’ or priestly council for ...


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The word used in the Greek original is ἀσκός “skin, hide”, but usually a “skin made into a bag, wine skin”. http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.9:2:100.LSJ The point of the Biblical parable is that a wine skin will dry out with age and become brittle. If you put fresh grape juice in an old wine skin the fermenting of the wine ...



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