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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
@Dan - (1) "this is not a one-time event, as I'm sure you recognize" - The process of partaking is, of course, not a one-time event, but the very act of becoming a partaker, for sure, is. Simply put, the one who has become a partaker is the one who has started the process of partaking in his life, that is, has performed an act of partaking at least once in his life.
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
@Dan - "It would also be helpful to examine what you mean by 'regenerated' in the context of 2 Peter (which probably wasn't written by Peter)" - By having been regenerated I mean having become the partaker of the divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
Ah, I see. Thank you.
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
I don't know, maybe it's clearer in Greek, but where does the author assets that he knows all Paul's epistles?! At least, the KJV rendering of that verse (quoted in my question) doesn't assert that at all!
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
Thank you for your answer. "...which confirms for New Testament scholars that this epistle was actually written long after Paul's death" - How does it confirm that the epistle was written long after Paul's death?! Why Paul could not have still been alive while Peter was writing this epistle?
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Dec
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comment Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
"Just as Israel and Judah (two tribes) went astray..." - I can get that Judah is one tribe, but how is Israel another one tribe?!
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May
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
9) If you look, by the way, at what kind of things Peter was preaching to them, you will notice the content of that preaching that was accessible to the audience: Jesus’ acts of “doing good”, His miracles of healing, His death and resurrection, His judgment, and the forgiveness of sins to those who believe in Him – nothing about being born of God or being born of the Spirit, and nothing about being spiritually dead or alive.
May
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
8) And for sure such a phrase like “both the living and the dead” would be firstly understood by him only in the physical sense as such concepts like “physically living, but spiritually dead” or “physically dead, but spiritually alive” were simply not yet familiar to him – just like they were first not familiar to Nicodemus. Peter, of course, realized that; therefore, I make a conclusion that when Peter was using the phrase “both the living and the dead” in his first preaching to Nicodemus and his kinsmen and friends he was using it in the physical sense. ↙
May
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
7) So, if the Pharisee Nicodemus, a ruler of Jews and a master of Israel, was so puzzled by these spiritual things when they were first mentioned to him, then we won’t commit an error by suggesting that these things would be equally, if not all the more so, puzzling to the centurion Cornelius who was not a Jew, but rather “one of another nation”, keeping a company with whom was “unlawful for a Jew” (Acts 10:28) – even despite the fact that he was a God-fearing gentile and of good report among Jews (Acts 10:22). ↙
May
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
6) However, the matter of baptism and all the imagery related to it is quite off-topic here. For the present thread it will suffice to establish that Nicodemus was quite puzzled when the Lord started talking to him about life and death in spiritual terms. The matter of spiritual birth – that is, the matter of passing from spiritual death into life – was completely out of his frame of reference. ↙