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Ephesians 1:9 speaks of this “to unite all things” as a mystery. The Greek scholar A.T. Robinson said the Greek word “MUSTERION,” translated “mystery” here, means “something that could not be known by men except by divine revelation, but that, though once hidden, has now been revealed in Christ and is to be proclaimed so that all who have ears may hear it” (...


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Op's question: A. Does this mean, to unite all things which are already "in him", but separate, as some are in heaven and some on the earth. B. Or, to unite all things into Christ's headship including those things which are not "in Christ". Great question. Basically it boils down to are ALL things going to end up being in Christ where ...


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Granted, the Greek term tekna has no age-related limitations. For an example, we find it also in the heart-warming parable of the ‘prodigal son’, when the ‘father’ of the parable uses this term in relation with the eldest son of him (Luk 15:31). However – biblically - the obligation to obey own parents seems clearly linked with the age maturity of a son/...


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Children - τέκνον Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (ESV) τὰ τέκνα ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν δίκαιον The fact he appears to address them directly suggests they are old enough to receive instruction from Paul, and there are different words available to describe children: τέκνον children, used here and 6:...


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The Heavenly Places is where these rulers of wickedness reside (Eph 3:10; 6:12) The Heavenly Places is where Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father (Eph 1:20) We are moved out of the realm and control of the demonic and into the Kingdom of God (Eph 2:2) AND moved to... The Heavenly Places is where we are in Christ (Eph 2:6) Notice that Jesus' position ...


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What does the heavenly realm mean? In Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. What do the heavenly realms mean? Is means heaven Heavenly realms, heavenly places other translations, ...


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The Greek word (adjective) translated, "heavenly realms" is ἐπουράνιος (epouranios) in Eph 6:12 occurs 19 times in the NT, but is used as an ajectival substantive (ie, without the noun) five times only and all in Ephesians. BDAG lists the following meanings: pertaining to being in the sky or heavens as an astronomical phenomenon, celestial, ...


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Did Paul teach works-based salvation in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27? These verses have nothing to do with salvation but with rewards. When one looks at the context of these verses one needs to look back to the verses before it to see that he's talking about rewards and what he is doing above and beyond what is expected of him. Woe to me if I do not preach the ...


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I understand that children, τέκνα, is not a term that is age limited. Limits depend upon context; in this particular case, it would seem that only young people are addressed; to make sure that we are not simply misinterpreting the pre-medieval biblical text by reading modern or post-medieval ideas into it (a form of cultural eisegesis, quite common when ...


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There are many things one can do with this passage. You are right in saying "τέκνα is not a term that is age limited." Neither is the English word "children." And yet the image that almost always comes to mind when you hear the word "children" is little kids or adolescents. The word can absolutely refer to adults who are the ...


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Imagine you are at church where there are adults and children in the audience. The pastor is preaching a sermon and he addresses the adults in the congregation then he says, "Children, always obey your parents." It is assumed he is now addressing the children in the audience. Good question though but I don't believe Paul meant grown-up children to ...


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