We are 'fellow heirs' because we follow exactly Jesus' path to eternal life.
He began life as a mortal man and was subject to temptation and sin and death as we all are. He was made like us in every respect.
Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High ...
Romans 16:20 what is the meaning of 'under your feet'?
Romans 16:20 NASB
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
Satan is abyssed for a thousand years, after which he suffers complete annihilation in “the lake of fire.”Rev. 20:14 "Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire .&...
The struggle started in Gen 3 when God spoke to the serpent:
15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
The struggle will end when
Psalm 110:1 The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."...
Rom 16:20 appears to be an allusion to Gen 3:15 -
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed
and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His
Thus, the Messianic prophecy of gen 3:15 is a reference to both the crucifixion of Messiah and His apparent temporary defeat, vs the final destruction Satan as ...
Simply, Paul was teaching that our obedience to The Law makes us holy or sanctified.
G38 noun hagiasmos: the process of making or becoming holy, sanctified.
It's a process, which Paul emphasizes.
Romans 2:13 "...doers of The Law will be declared righteous..."
We get better at recognizing our sin & preventing it and grow in our understanding ...
The First Resurrection includes the Bride and the Wedding Guests. the rest of the Dead not in Christ is yet to be resurrected.
At the Second Resurrection, at the White Throne Judgment, all the Dead not in Christ will be judged accdg. to their deeds recorded on the books and the Book of Life, Rev.20. It is not explicitly said that all of them will be ...
The law in Paul has three concepts: moral, sometimes liturgical, and sometimes civil law; sure, the most important is the moral law. If you link the verses into the chapter where Paul spoke about the governments and how to live in peace you need to consider that in this point (v8.) He is speaking about moral law in special in relationships with others. Then, ...
Even before the Mosaic laws, sin was in the world. From the very beginning, sin has existed because man is free to choose that which goes against the will of God, whether explicitly known, as in the case of Adam (Gen 3:1-7), or implicitly understood, as in the case of Cain (Gen 4:1-8).
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death ...
In Romans 8:34, what does it mean that Jesus “intercedes”?
Romans 8:34 NASB
34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, but
rather, was [a]raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also
intercedes for us.
We are all sinners. (Romans 3:23) Sin puts a barrier between us and God, and it leads to death. (Romans 6:23) But Jesus serves as “...
First of all you got to be of The Same Spirit and the same mind as the father the only way is to take on your identity as a son or daughter then you will be in line with the father , in this the Holy Spirit will reveal and show you things to come he is the spirit of Truth. We have the mind of Christ so that we may know the things that God has freely given us....
The entire Torah consists of several parts such as -
Largely historical sections like most of Genesis and parts of exodus
The giving of the Moral law (Ex 19-23) and its expanded meaning (much of Deuteronomy)
The series of copious regulations about the ceremonial law which included the religious calendar, regulations for the priests, regulations for ...
The Hebrew word for "sin" is חטאה, which literally means "miss the mark." The mark, in this case, is the Word of GOD, so therefore anything that misses the mark or is outside of the Word is a sin.
When Paul says Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!, he is simply saying that even though we are saved or ...
Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” - what is meant
by sin in the context of Romans 6:15?
Some people in the congregation apparently perverted the doctrine of grace by saying that: Do you say that God’s grace is wide enough to cover every sin? Then let us go on sinning, for God’s grace can wipe out every sin. In fact ...
In a larger context further down the letter, Paul defined sin, namely
"For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin." [ Rm 14:23 (ESV) ]
In the more immediate context, Paul said, "sin entered the world through one man" [ Rm 5:12 ]. Surely there was no Law with Adam, and thus Paul is not talking about transgression of the Law. The Law ...
The translation of 1 John 3:4 by the KJV is "Sin is transgression of the law" is most unfortunate. The Greek phrase is just
ἡ ἁμαρτία ἐστὶν ἡ ἀνομία = "sin is lawlessness"
However, the KJV rendering is more theological that translational and thus is not entirely without foundation, but not in 1 John 3:4. For example:
Rom 3:20 - ... ...
The elect are Israel. The offspring of Jacob.
DEUT 7:6 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
The only people ever chosen by God. At Babel, the people of the earth rejected God, so he gave them over. Divided them up ...
How were the elect elected in Romans 11:7?
Romans 11:7 (ESV):
7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect
obtained it, but the rest were hardened,
The elect are those people that accepted Jesus and exercised faith in his name, they will become children of God
John 1:11-12 NASB
11 He came to His [a]own, and His own people did not [...
In addition to the excellent answer by Nihil, I offer a first-order logical perspective here.
The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
There are ...
The elect are those found in Christ.
“even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined (set the GPS destination in advance) us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,”
No human born from Adam’s ...
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?
This verse shows God's sovereign power over his creation from the verticle perspective. The next verse shows the horizontal perspective that man hardens his own heart.
When Pharaoh saw that the rain and ...
I agree with user25930 that incorruptibility is a better translation here. I'll show the syntactic structure this way, World English Bible Romans 2:7:
to those who by patience in well-doing
seek for glory, honor, and incorruptibility—
Is Paul using "ἀφθαρσίαν" in contrast to "ζωὴν αἰώνιον" or as an equivalence?
Along with ruminator, I am trying to comprehend if there is granted to those faithful a life that cannot be ended, even by God. Or if the nature of the life resulting is maintained by continued faithfulness. And if the former, what has God bestowed on the individual that keeps the person living eternally without any direct intercession from God needed to ...
"Whom He predestined, He also called." This has a syntax error. Let me rewrite it as follows:
He also called whom he predestined.
The proper English is as follows:
He also called whom that he predestined.
The word "whom" is the object. It does not serve as a relative pronoun in this case. If you want to use it as a relative pronoun, you ...
In 28, the dative articles, tois … tois, are demonstrative adjectives modifying verbal adjectives. They effectively identify “the ones” loving God with “the ones” purposefully called, for whose good God works all things. In 29 Paul looks at the beginning and the end of a deliberate process. The foreknowing, in light of 28 and the “gar” (introducing the ...
What does “foreknew” mean in Romans 8:29?
Answer as in "Knowing future events."
God foreknew a class of Christians
Romans 8:29 "For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be
conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the
firstborn among many brothers". ESV
God foreknew a class of Christians, the partakers of the ...
The immediate context is first:
Οἴδαμεν δὲ ὅτι τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν τὸν θεὸν πάντα συνεργεῖ εἰς ἀγαθόν, τοῖς κατὰ πρόθεσιν κλητοῖς οὖσιν. (8:28, NA28)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Rom. 8:28, ESV)
And immediately ends with:
… καὶ προώρισεν συμμόρφους τῆς εἰκόνος ...
I would argue it is neither option 1 nor option 2. It is a generic form of foreknowledge. This leaning on the ους which is impersonal, non specific and thus imprecise. Therefore it is open to anyone and everyone if they so choose to be part of the foreknown or not.
It is not that God foreknew person A would accept His Son, and person B would reject Him. ...
The operative word here is προγινώσκω (G4267 proginóskó). It is also used in 2 Peter 3:
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16as he ...
Jesus did not preach any new laws / convents - this is another example of Paul making his own law / gospel and goes against what Jesus preached.
Jesus taught same as before;
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the ...
Law has no meaning in the OT in the absence of a covenant - all laws were given as part of a divine covenant.
In the case of circumcision:
It was NOT part of the Edenic covenant (Gen 1:26, 28-30, 2:16, 17)
It was NOT part of the Noahide covenant (Gen 8:20 – 9:17)
It WAS part of the Abrahamic covenant (Gen 15, 17, 18:9-15, 22:15-18)