Act 15:5 BSB But some believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and declared, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses.”
Obeying the Law of Moses and identifying with,by the Physical token of the Old convenant
Act 15:11 BSB On the contrary, we believe it is through the grace of the Lord Jesus that we are saved, just ...
1 And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them...
The Lord didn't command Moses NOT to speak to all the children of Israel about this. The Lord didn't say: Speak ONLY to the priests.
24 And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel.
Why did Moses add unto God's words by ...
In Lev. 21:
nowhere does God prohibit Moses from telling the people of Israel.
For some of the regulations, such as not touching a dead body, people who weren't priests would need to take care of situations in which the priests could not without becoming unclean.
No where in the Torah does God show any expectation to keep any part of it secret. Quite the ...
2And he said, The Lord is come from Sina, and has appeared from Seir to us, and has hasted out of the mount of Pharan, with the ten thousands of Cades; on his right hand were his angels with him.
I consider any translation derived from the Masoretic text suspect. However, that's all we've got (as someone pointed out, above). So, I think ...
The translations are not so different from one another as they might, at first, otherwise seem.
The first two main differences are found in the phrase "ten thousands" and "myriads" and "saints" and "holy ones".
The key here is knowing that the word myriad originally meant ten thousand, and then later, any sufficiently ...
Many early church fathers accepted Judith as sacred including Clement of Rome (who may have been mentioned in Phil 4:3), Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Tertullian. It was accepted in the earliest Christian canons such as the Bryennios List and Melito’s canon. Jerome translated it into Latin, vacillated, and ended up quoting it as ...
The Holy Spirit did not authorize the book of Judith. It contradicts scripture, and has many historical anachronisms. It was never recognized by the Jews as part of the Hebrew canon.
Excerpt from Apocrypha Article 4... by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon:
"The book of Judith: Jerome says this books is not canonical (Opt. T. X. p. 22) He shows this by stating ...
The meaning is essentially the same.
However; the preacher reveals his motivation as to lessen the verses Power. Because he does not make distinction that Ordinances are not the totality of Gods laws. ( Most fellow Christians make the same mistake).
Going off what you stated he said:
( "rather than Jesus rendering the "law" powerless,")...
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the
middle wall of partition between us; (Ephesians 2:14, KJV)
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man,
so making peace; (Ephesians 2:15, KJV)
The key to understanding the verb usage is to ...
The operative verb in Eph 2:15 is καταργέω (katargeó) which the OP's source translates as "rendering powerless". According to BDAG, this verb has four basic meanings:
to cause something to be unproductive, use up, exhaust, waste, eg, Luke 13:7
to cause something to lose its power or effectiveness, invalidate, make powerless figurative extension ...
Once you glean from all of John's writings what "the commandments" are, the answer is simple, and has already been stated by John, and which is included in your quotations.
"And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son
Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us" - 1
John details two ...
Because we're supposed to keep the commandments.
Love is a brief way to say it. However doing the commands defines the love. Its not arbitrary love of mans design in some loose sense.
Christians today are not taught The Bible in full. They're taught along subjective doctrinal lines.
Because of that; many don't know the difference between ordinance ,statutes, ...
Because this is Jesus' commandment:
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called ...
Throughout the book of Revelation, written by John as well, there is also much emphasis on the keeping of the commandments. (See Revelation 12:17; 14:12; and 22:14.)
John's writings emphasize love, and Jesus said:
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15, KJV)
John consistently focuses on God's love and His law as being unseparable.
He that hath ...
Paul is making a direct reference to Genesis 48:19 where Israel Prophesied over Ephraim: , and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations." Which could be translated "fulness of Gentiles."
Ephraim was a name for the ten lost tribes that were scattered through the nations and called in the NT; Gentiles.
So, Paul knew that those turning ...
The reason some translation use ‘judges’ is simple. The Hebrew word behind the word ‘judges’ is ‘ĕlōhîm’.
And Elohim has *traditionally’ been ‘seen’ as a ‘word’ representing, or standing for ‘God’. However there has been and increased awareness recently that this doesn’t ‘fit’, as this word is used in other contexts, for example in 1 Samuel 28:3-25 it ...
English Standard Version Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.
ESV uses a more literal translation.
8ἐὰν δὲ μὴ εὑρεθῇ ὁ κλέψας, προσελεύσεται ὁ κύριος τῆς οἰκίας ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ὀμεῖται, ἦ μὴν μὴ αὐτὸν πεπονηρεῦσθαι ἐφ᾽ ὅλης ...
Psalm 82 helpfully says a lot more about this. It begins:
"God presides in the great assembly; he give judgment among the
'gods'... I said, 'You are 'gods'; you are all sons of the Most High.
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other
There is the meaning. Rulers (other than the Almighty who is Sovereign over all) are ...