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'ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες' in ephesians 1:11

According to BDAG, the verb προορίζω (proorizó) simply means, decide upon beforehand, predetermine, eg, Rom 8:29, 30, Acts 4:28, 1 Cor 2:7, Eph 1:5, 11. Note that it does NOT mean, "predestine&...
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Did Ephesians 2:15 intend to contradict Mathew 5:17?

When Ephesians 2:15 and Matthew 5:17 are taken in context, they do not contradict one another. In Mt 5:17, Jesus is not teaching strict adherence to the letter of the law but to the spirit or intent ...
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Did Ephesians 2:15 intend to contradict Mathew 5:17?

Both verses can be fully true when realized that fulfilling something often causes it to expire in a sense or become obsolete. For example you make an order of 1 hamburger at McDonalds. Until the ...
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Did Ephesians 2:15 intend to contradict Mathew 5:17?

Yet even in 1 Samuel 2:9 it is written: He will guard the feet of His godly ones (those who believe in Him, ie have fsith) , and the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness, for by strength ( ...
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Did Paul teach works-based salvation in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27?

No, because in this context, Paul uses the word "prize". 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. ...
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Are Husbands commanded to submit to their wives?

When God created the world, He established simultaneous orders of relationship that are foundational to understanding His divine plan: The order of Love: Father loves Jesus (John 3:35), Jesus loves ...
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Are Husbands commanded to submit to their wives?

The answer is simply yes. Once a couple unites in love centered on God they are to submit mutually to one another. Once this mutual submission is achieved, they are "one flesh" and "in ...
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Are Husbands commanded to submit to their wives?

The principle stated in Eph 5:21 is so important, it is repeated several times: Eph 5:21 - Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Rom 12:10 - Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. ...
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Are Husbands commanded to submit to their wives?

Does Ephesians 5:21 mean that when Ephesians 5:22 teaches that wives should submit to their husbands we are to understand that husbands are also commanded to submit to their wives? The short answer: ...
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What does "purpose/eudokian" mean in "according to the purpose of his will" in Ephesians 1:5?

The meaning of eudokia (εὐδοκία G2107), especially as used in Ephesians 1:5, is ambiguous (Ellicott’s commentary). The Expositor’s commentary provides a helpful summary of the occurrences of eudokia ...
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Why might Paul emphasize FOUR spatial dimensions when describing the love of Christ (Eph. 3:18)?

I was doing some study on Ephesians 3:18 and 19. And stumbled into this site. I will like to contribute with what I had learnt. Firstly, Ephesians 3:18 must be read/studied together with Ephesians 3:...
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