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by Tim
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Forum Guidelines
Topic: Registration
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Registration

We get 10 to 20 false registration attempts each day. This is done by robots in an attempt to gain access and post advertising. As a result, registration has to be done manually by the administrator. If you would like to register to post on the forum, please use the "contact us" button at the bottom...
by Tim
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Word Studies
Topic: Torment
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

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 7:37 pm
Forum: Forum Guidelines
Topic: General
Replies: 0
Views: 250

General

There is a joke that when a business consultant was asked the secret of his success he said that he would go into a company and look for the guy that had been there 25 years. He would ask the guy what should be done. He then wrote up the ideas and turned them into the company and received a check fo...
by Tim
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Questions or Propositions
Topic: The Kingdom and the Church - Suggesting an Interpretive Construct
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Views: 1071

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: 1074

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
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Views: 674

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
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Views: 1105

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: 1018

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
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Views: 578

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: 589

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...