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Mark was the only writer to mention this young man who was clothed with this linen cloth. The relevance of this instance to the betrayal and arrest of Jesus is unclear. This has caused some to speculate that this young man was none other than the writer, Mark, and that he was indirectly referring to himself in the same way that John did in his Gospel. This ...


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There are two quite distinct questions here that are independent of each other. Rev 12:17 - Χριστοῦ The TR is unique in adding Χριστοῦ (= of Christ) at the end of Rev 12:17. It is absent from the UBS5/NA28 text, the SBL text, Souter's GNT text, W&H, the Majority text, the Byzantine text, Pickering's F35 text, Tyndale House GNT text, etc. This addition ...


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The operative word here is δύναμις (dynamis) for which BDAG lists six basic meanings. However, the relevant one here is #1 (the most common and basic): potential for functioning in some way, power, might, strength, force, capacity, eg, (a) general: Acts 1:8, Matt 22:29, Mark 12:24, Luke 22:69, Rom 1:16, 20, etc; ... (b) specifically, the power that works ...


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The context of these verses seem to be talking about the demonstration of the Spirit and the power concerning Jesus Christ and him crucified. I don't think these have to do with the signs and wonders that were performed by him in other passages. These new believers had so many problems going on in their congregation that had been communicated to Paul from ...


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What did Paul mean by "power" in 1 Corinthians 4:19-20? "Power": Authority in the congregation given to him by the Lord. The authority was for spiritually building up the members of the congregation, with the teachings of Jesus and the power of God's spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:10 NASB 10 For this reason I am writing these things while ...


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There were some in Corinth who had challenged Paul’s apostolic authority (1 Corinthians 1:12, 3:4, and 4:3). In Paul’s absence they were bold to speak against him, but here Paul was promising to return to Corinth and settle all disputes, not with words, but through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is comparable to what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2. Paul ...


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There are only two kinds of power, good and evil. We can speak the truth without love or with arrogance and it is really not God’s power being displayed, but the world’s. Paul is seeking to establish what spirit, or power is behind their words. …in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one ...


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We can’t say for sure what was in Paul’s mind, but he usually made it pretty clear what his stance was on theological issues. You would therefore need to look to other passages to try to strengthen the case that Paul was saying Jesus was God. One could argue that the anarthrous θεοῦ in the first verse is distinguished from the arthrous mention of God and ...


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It's not hard to comprehend that G'd is considered a king according to Psalm 47:6-7: Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! (ESV) or in hebrew: עָלָ֣ה אֱ֭לֹהִים בִּתְרוּעָ֑ה יְ֝הֹוָ֗ה בְּק֣וֹל שׁוֹפָֽר׃ זַמְּר֣וּ אֱלֹהִ֣ים זַמֵּ֑רוּ זַמְּר֖וּ לְמַלְכֵּ֣נוּ ...


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I think one of the major themes of Jotham's censure of people of Shechem for killing off Jotham's full brothers in Judges Book is the Proportionality in the general field of law ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportionality_(law) ) Even though he is upset about the vicious killing of his full brothers, Jotham does give the Shechem's people some benefit of ...


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In the words of a famous song, "This land is your land, this land is my land ..." However, that does not make you equivalent to me. It is true that Paul speaks of one faith and Gospel, etc - Eph 4:4-6 - There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father ...


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The simple answer is "Yes" - all true apostles called by God will be followed by signs and wonders, with the following understanding: "Apostles" are NOT appointed by men, but by the sovereign choice of God as per Gal 1:1, 1 Cor 12, etc. Phil 2:13 - For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good purpose. Further,...


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Is Paul's singling out of 3 specific spiritual gifts (prophecies, tongues, knowledge) in 1 Cor 13:8 intentional or rhetorical? It seems that this is more intentional on Paul's part. Let's look at some of the evidence to this. The subheading "Miraculous powers" in the topic "Apostle" from the *Insight on the Scriptures" notes the ...


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It is a quick thing to say, that in "but Esau I hated" Romans 9:13, "hated" is relative. I think that to make a case for "hated" being absolute takes longer: "...you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies..". Psalm 5:5-6 ESV. "your right hand will find out those who hate you...The LORD will swallow ...


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