This question is extremely contentious because various people want to support a pre-existing theological position. Let us observe the following facts:
1. The NT quotes the OT laws (from the Torah) frequently as authoritative
Eph 6:2, 3 quotes Deut 5:16, Ex 20:12; James 2:11 quotes Ex 20:13; Rom 13:9 quotes Ex 20:13-15, 17; Rom 7:7 quotes Ex 20:17; Acts 23:...
The word, the word obsolete solely means; outdated, out of date. The word is referring to something that has grown old over time. It can mean that something better, newer or more perfected / modern is at hand.
Ἐν τῷ λέγειν Καινὴν πεπαλαίωκεν τὴν πρώτην
τὸ δὲ παλαιούμενον καὶ γηράσκον ἐγγὺς ἀφανισμοῦ.
πεπαλαίωκεν - pepalaiōken [pe-palai-ōken], = ...
What is Hell?
What are Sheol / Hades / Prison / Lake of Fire / Outer Darkness?
Allow me to restate the passages you have provided using the NASB-95 translation. I believe what’s crucial to recognize throughout this discussion is context.
I. My rendering of Psalm 16 reads:
Psalm 16:10: “For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy ...
There are three passages in the Old Testament which make specific reference to the Ten Commandments:
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. (Exodus 34:28) [KJV]
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he ...
This text is extremely controversial because it is used, by some, to suggest that we can attain sinless perfection in this life. Therefore, the question is, what is the "perfection" being discussed in Matt 5:48?
We can readily dismiss one possibility: Matt 5:48 is definitely NOT discussing sinless perfection for two simple reasons:
anyone who ...
First, I would agree with the OP's analysis of the text of 1 John 2:1. However, I would not divorce it from that which comes before:
1 John 1:8-2:2
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not
in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have
There are only two articles in Gen 1:1 in the Hebrew:
הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם = THE heavens
הָאָֽרֶץ = THE earth
The other two nouns, "beginning" and "God" do NOT have articles.
This situation leads directly to the translations such as: "Originally, when God created the heavens and the earth, (v2) and the earth was formless and void ...",...
The word nachash, Exodus 4:3, is the same word used to refer to the entity in the garden of Eden responsible for sin coming into the world. The word emphasises the hissing of a snake and the glistening scales of a snake which mesmerises its prey, fixating it before it strikes to poison its victim with venom.
This word is used in relation to Moses' rod, who ...
The opening 18 verses of the John’s Gospel have been the subject of intense study and debate primarily because of their theological content. Let us examine the first few verses. Note the staircase parallelism of verse 1-5:
In the beginning was the Word
. And the Word was with [the] God
. . And god was the Word [This is the literal word order but for ...
As revealed in the comments below your question, you seem to have a mistaken impression of "θεος". This word is simply a countable noun that can be used as a title just like the word "king". Just like the king of Israel could be called "the king" by the Israelites, without implying that he is "the one true king" (the ...
What is it we are afraid of?
I find Jesus' answer quite effective:
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the
soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body
in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
Let's look at 3 types of fear:
Fear of man - this could include worrying about bad things humans can do to you (I get why ...
You have the entire letter to the Galatians:
The Law of Moses is an impossible burden:
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, ...
Is Moses' Law obsolete?
The answer is "yes"
Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice and “abolished . . . the Law
The apostle Paul explained that Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice and “abolished . . . the Law of commandments consisting in decrees” and " and taken it out of the way and nailed it to the cross." (Eph 2:15; Col. 2:14)
Obsolete - from the Greek palaioō/palaios.
The first covenant, the covenant the Israelites were ‘under’ before Jesus died had problems. Therefore a new one was implemented (after the ‘old’ one had been fulfilled). This is quite clearly expressed here ...
HEBREWS 8:6 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as ...
The word μώλωψ in 1 Peter 2:24 is a hapax legomenon, and, according to BDAG means:
welt, wale, bruise, wound, caused by blows ... from the Attic ... "the swelling from a blow"
Further, the word as we find it in the text of 1 Peter 2:24 is indeed dative singular. Thus, the text should be strictly rendered something like:
... by whose bruise you ...
ἀπεθάνετε γὰρ καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ὑμῶν κέκρυπται σὺν τῷ Χριστῷ ἐν τῷ θεῷ·
(Col. 3:3, NA28)
What is significant is Paul used ἡ ζωὴ, the term used for eternal life, not ψυχή as in:
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life [τὴν ψυχὴν] for his friends.
(John 15:13, ESV)
ἀπεθάνετε - "you died" aorist meaning said and done.
This means ...
Given that Peter starts his letter by addressing God's scattered chosen ones (the elect, vss.1-2), who have experienced the sanctifying work of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ, he and they are the ones who have been given "new birth". They are the "us" who have been given new birth.
The Companion Bible helpfully translates this ...
In John 1:11 the word 'receive' is applied collectively, to a group of people "who received him not" - His own people (Israel).
The next verse uses the word 'receive' individually - to each individual who did receive him.
However, it was receiving by faith that was involved (which is why those people in verse 11 did not receive Jesus - they had no ...
The conjunction οὖν (“therefore”) connects the following clause with what precedes it. What precedes the conjunction provides the reason why or the manner in which they should “be perfect, just as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.”
What precedes in vv. 43–47 is a lesson on the proper fulfillment of the commandment to love one’s neighbor. Do not only ...
This NT passage in 1 John 4 (7-12) is a beautiful reflection on love. The words bring to mind a circle of love that begins with God. God is love and the source of love:
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love – vv 7-8
The "word" (logos) in Hebrews 4:12 is the word of God, which can be either written (as in the Bible) or spoken (as in hearing the gospel message). This "word" is active, alive, and comes with divine power because it emanates from God.
I would draw your attention to Mark 4:14 where Jesus uses a parable to illustrate an important point. ...
There are a few things going on here. Hebrew verbs have paradigms, e.g. different conjugations, and these paradigms determine different meanings in a way similar to, but not really the same as, how in indo-european languages you conjugate differently based on direct versus indirect object.
In this case, quaran means "to shine" in it's basic ...
A gotquestions.org article What is the significance of pomegranates the Bible discusses the characteristic of the fruit, the decoration motif in priestly garments and the temple, and possible symbolisms:
Jewish traditions that the pomegranate's 613 seeds correspond with the 613 laws in the Torah
Fruitfulness, blessing, and prosperity (Num 13:23, Deut 8:8), ...
I have found some comments that can be useful to your research, I hope.
The first is drawn from the Cambridge Bible; the second is drawn from an Italian essay not yet translated in English language (as far as I know).
Except you are able to read Italian (and to bump into this text), this comment will prove to be brand-new for you (the Italian-English ...
My first thought, after reading your question, turned to that great hymn, ‘Great is thy Faithfulness’:
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with thee; Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; As thou has been thou forever will be.
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest; Sun, moon and stars in their ...
The "seeking/doing your own pleasure" in Isa 58:13 has been the subject of (in some isolated legalistic circles) intense debate. However, the sense is clear even from ancient times.
The best explanation is actually provided by the LXX in its translation of Isa 58:13 which reads:
ἐὰν ἀποστρέψῃς τὸν πόδα σου ἀπὸ τῶν σαββάτων τοῦ μὴ ποιεῖν τὰ ...