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Continuing off of another thread:
The salvation for which we were chosen is under the New Covenant. Those chosen for salvation from the beginning of the New Covenant were chosen through faith in the truth.
Is there a different salvation in the OT than in the NT or was it always by grace through faith in Christ?
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If tongues were to cease at the end of the world, why would Paul need to mention it? If they were to cease anyway? With everything else?
Paul said; “so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye be unreproveable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:7)
Notice the Revelation would also confirm them to the end. So they would not seek the gifts until the end. But only until the...
It is a very common belief that sanctification is a result of faith and regeneration. But nowhere in the word of God is any such thing actually taught.
Jesus asks regarding those whom the Father has given Him, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." -- John 17:17. And faith comes from natural revelation, " So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -- Romans 10:17.
At the very least, truth precedes hearing and hearing faith. So sanctification...
I'm currently reading Mildred Larson's Meaning-Based Translation. It's considered to be a classic in the field of Bible translation, and I have found some helpful material in it. Beyond that, it has helped to to finalize a distinction in my mind of two methods to translate the Bible.
1. The traditional method is to exegete the original language text, then reproduce it in the target language with appropriate target language grammar.
2. The other method is to use a linguistic approach. This...
"What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed
the oracles of God."
"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the
same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
We often tend to shy away from what appear to us as Bible contradictions. Though we assume that there is a...