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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


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revised Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
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comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
OK - will do - thx.
Apr
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revised Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
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comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@Daи - Thanks for the feedback - I am editing with more relevant verses to reinforce the points. Finally, while there are Greek scholars among us, I prefer to write in simple and plain language so that more than just a few may understand "what is written."
Apr
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revised Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
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comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@Daи - Be careful you do not throw out the baby with the bath water. The example from Heb 10:5 provides an example of the middle voice occurring when the simple active voice would have sufficed. In other words, the middle voice does not detract from the "active" or "passive" meaning of the verb.
Apr
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comment Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
@ScottS - As you know, inanimate fishing nets do not repair themselves. But the passive participle and the object (nets) are in the accusative plural. So the participle is not passive, but middle, since the subject of the participle (James and John) are acting not in a passive voice of the verb on themselves, but middle voice, since they are repairing the nets in their own self-interest (middle voice). Again, it is physically impossible and illogical for inanimate nets to repair themselves (passive voice).
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revised Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
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answered Are the 'vessels of wrath' in Romans 9:22 'prepared for' or are they 'preparing themselves for destruction'?
Mar
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comment What is the Fear/fear of Isaac?
This "fear" is reminiscent of the "fear" mentioned in Hebrews 2:15. There is a nuance worth consideration. Please click here.
Mar
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answered How can Jesus say “My Father is working until now” in John 5:16,17 if God rested on the 7th day?
Mar
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answered What is indicated by the title “Holy One of God” in Mark 1:24?
Mar
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answered What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Mar
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comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Mike, well-done (very exceptional) and I agree +1,000% with EVERYTHING you say, but I bristle when I see references to Systematic Theology and terms like Hypostatic Union (which I embrace 1000%). Is there a way to connect the concepts with verses? In other words, it is not what you're saying, but how you are presenting what you are saying, which appears as Systematic Theology. Again, I bow and sit at your feet in humbleness and Christian submission to your interpretations, but we are more on the hermeneutical side here. Very Very Very Respectfully Submitted, Joseph
Mar
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comment Is it likely that there is an intentional relationship between ἐγένετο in Jn 1:3 and Jn 1:6?
@CamilStaps - The Lord created everything through the articulation of his word, which commanded all things into existence. That "Word" is the PERSON, by whom all things come into existence. (Paul leverages that concept to fit the PERSON into the Law of Moses in Rom 10:6-8.) In other words, everything exists through the "Word" of God, who is the PERSON of Jesus the Christ (cf. Jn 1:3 and Jn 1:10; Rom 11:36; 1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16-17; Heb 1:2; Heb 2:9-10; and Rev 4:11).
Mar
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comment Is it likely that there is an intentional relationship between ἐγένετο in Jn 1:3 and Jn 1:6?
Thanks, I also changed the active voice to the middle voice.
Mar
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revised Is it likely that there is an intentional relationship between ἐγένετο in Jn 1:3 and Jn 1:6?
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answered Is it likely that there is an intentional relationship between ἐγένετο in Jn 1:3 and Jn 1:6?
Mar
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comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@tina - in Hebrew הֲלֹא indicates a rhetorical question or politeness. Deborah uses the word when addressing Barak (Ju 4:6 & Ju 4:16), which has the force of "please," and so she was not commanding Barak, but deferring in respect. Please see Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990), p. 684, fn. 48. Finally, she includes him among those who "led" Israel while excluding herself (Ju 5:9). Please see the lexicon discussion, ref. para (3), of פָּרַע here; she was among those who "followed."