New answers tagged

0

Part of the reason for her use of the word "lord" is likely linked into the Symbolic and prophetic nature of Abraham and Sara's relationship. As with later prophets it is inferred that God uses the life of Abraham and his family to prophetically foretell future events. The symboloy of their marriage relationship is very similar to that of the ...


0

This question does not really arise in the first century church because the idea of an institution is is absent. The Greek word commonly translated "church" is ἐκκλησία meaning (literally), "called out ones", ie, assembly, congregation, community. The idea of an institution in the modern sense arose much later in the early medieval ...


0

The relevant part of 1 Peter 1:12, in Greek, is: εἰς ἃ ἐπιθυμοῦσιν ἄγγελοι παρακύψαι (literally: into which desire angels to peer) The "minimum context" is 1 Peter 1:10-12. The prophets that spoke of Christ could not fully understand the salvation that Christ would have brought because they were ahead of time. Angels would like to see more ...


1

The Apostle Peter gave four directives, which are brief in expression but broad in implication. He told believers to (1) "honor" (esteem, respect) all men, whether they deserve it or not; (2) "love" (agapate, love much) the "brotherhood, i.e the Christian fraternity): (3) "fear" (phobeisthe, be in awe, revere) God; (4) &...


Top 50 recent answers are included