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by Tim
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Word Studies
Topic: Torment
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Torment

Continuing with a word that has association with coinage is the word reprobate. This word occurs four times in the bible and is a translation of the Greek word adokimos. The Greek word means worthless, false, or un-approved and is also translated rejected and castaway. This word would find significa...
by Tim
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Questions or Propositions
Topic: The Kingdom and the Church - Suggesting an Interpretive Construct
Replies: 0
Views: 368

The Kingdom and the Church - Suggesting an Interpretive Construct

There is a range of opinion in Christian circles regarding the nation of Israel in relation to the modern church. Some see the church replacing Israel and others see an integral whole. These views often impact how people understand the “Kingdom of God”. For those who see Israel replaced, there is di...
by Tim
Sat May 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Topical Studies
Topic: Being “Born Again”
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Views: 379

Being “Born Again”

This subject is often one of confusion and occasionally contention in Christian circles. Often the conversation Jesus has with Nicodemus in John chapter 3 is tied to the spiritual regeneration that is often seen to place a new Christian in the body of Christ. I recently heard a suggestion that separ...
by Tim
Mon May 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Word Studies
Topic: Persuasion Faith Hope
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Persuasion Faith Hope

peitho pistis elpis This last week, I had a study that was going to focus on the word “peitho” which is variously translated persuade, trust, obey, assure belief, confidence, trust and yield. It can be tricky to try to get to the deeper meaning of a verse when a word has been selected in English tha...
by Tim
Thu May 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Book Studies
Topic: A purpose for the Gospel of John
Replies: 1
Views: 416

A purpose for the Gospel of John

One might see in the synoptic gospels an exhortation to understand the Jesus was the Jewish Messiah.However, one might see in the gospel of John a different emphasis. If written around 90AD, the temple in Jerusalem would have been destroyed for 20 years. There would be no expectation of an immanent ...
by Tim
Thu May 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Word Studies
Topic: Torment
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Torment

Luk 16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Torment = G931 = basanos = Perhaps remotely from the same as G939 (through the notion of going to the bottom); a touch stone, that is, (by analogy) torture: - torment. Basanos - Judicia...
by Tim
Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Topical Studies
Topic: Biblical contradictions
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Biblical contradictions

Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. In Proverbs we have a biblical contradiction. Conveniently in adjacent verses. With common proverbs we can also find in sayings like,...
by Tim
Mon May 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Word Studies
Topic: Godliness
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Godliness

We just had a word study this week on the Greek word eusebeia (godliness) This is one of those English words that often tend to cause us to inject into a particular verse what we have come to understand a word to mean which can occlude understanding the original intent of the word. For example, we m...
by Tim
Mon May 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Bible Translations
Topic: English Translation Overview
Replies: 0
Views: 381

English Translation Overview

A Brief Survey of the Bible Translated into English From what I have been able to put together over the years . In General the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. Jerome translated the bible into Latin (the “vulgar” or common Latin) called the Vulgate. When the Roman ...
by Tim
Mon May 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Bible Study Tools
Topic: Software
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Software

I use eSword V9 almost exclusively. I have heard that Logos is better, much much more pricey that eSword which is free. Does anyone have other software recommendations?