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The structure in James 1:27 is τῷ θεῷ καὶ πατρὶ which fits Daniel Wallace's example of the Granville Sharp Rule below. This means that God and the Father are the same. Note no article in front of Father in Greek; literally, the God and Father. Statement of the Granville Sharp Rule: both substantives (nouns, participles, adjectives) refer to the same ...


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Berean Literal Bible James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before the God and Father [g2316 g2532 g3962] is this: to visit orphans and widows in their tribulation; to keep oneself unstained from the world. The phrase g2316 g2532 g3962 appears 13 times in the NT, 1 Peter 1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the One according to His ...


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Would the rich man have extended the invitation to the second group if it had not been rejected by the first group in Luke 14:16-24? The answer to your question is NO" Why? The banquet is an invitation for the " holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling" ( Hebrews 3:1 NASB). Jesus reveals that a relatively small number "little ...


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What is key is the phrase "at the time for the banquet" (τῇ ὥρᾳ τοῦ δείπνου). Thus, everything was already prepared and would go to waste if no one came to the banquet. If he had found out earlier, before the food would be wasted, he probably would have looked to invite others. He had the choice: let all the food be wasted, or find others to come ...


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Job 29:2 English Standard Version “Oh, that I were as in the months of old [H6924], as in the days when God watched over me, Psalm 74:12 English Standard Version Yet God my King is from of old [H6924], working salvation in the midst of the earth. Why would translators use the phrase "is from of old"? ESV did it to be consistent with the usage ...


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The phrase "God and Father" refers to the same person. I think some arguments like Sharpe's rule emphasis this. See all other references of "God and father" used in the NT to know that there is no distinction, but both nouns are predicate with each other, defining the same God. [Rom 15:6 ESV] that together you may with one voice glorify ...


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It is easy to imagine that the rich man of the story probably would not have invited the poor, or people from the highways, to his banquet had his original guests shown up. However, that is a hypothetical and uninformative as to God's intentions for Israel and the Gentiles. All metaphors have limitations and some metaphors are meant to extend more deeply ...


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