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The word 'for' appears rather a lot in the New Testament, well over 1,000 times in the KJV and equally often, I think in many other versions.
I was interested to discover that there are 21 Greek words which the KJV translates as 'for.' Just in case anyone is interested, they are:
dia (a few times with the genitive, several times with the accusative)
epi (sometimes with the accusative, sometimes with the dative)
This scripture has always perplexed me... How can I be holy?... But yet we see this verse among the other ones in first Peter
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Baptists should be biased and discriminate.
They should not be ashamed or fail to push back against the politically correct thinking that any position or standard that is biased or discriminates is wrong, an evil that needs expunged.
The Baptists are supposed to base all matters of both faith and practice (that includes living and manner of living) upon the principles of Scriptures. The Scriptures are supposed to be the absolute authority and final statement of belief and living.
There have been some pretty venomous posts lately, in this area. In fact, this subject is always hotly debated, but from what I can see, in general, the Calvinists are calm, cool, and collected, while the opposing side is anything but.
Since I spent the first 25 years of my Christianity as a default semi-Pelagian, I understand how difficult coming to grips with the sovereignty of God in election can be. I once threw the audiobook, Chosen by God across the room, I hated the ideas contained...
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
This verse is, first of all - as it is often presented - a promise never made.
The implication of many American websites, sermons, books, posters, songs, and bumper-stickers is that if America, or the Christians in America, will seek God's face then He will hear their...
I was at a Christian Conference two weeks ago, and if you bought a book at the bookstall, you got a free CSB Bible, so I am now the proud possessor of one. The publishers must be really keen to promote it in Britain.
I haven't really looked at it much, but I note that it has failed two of my orthodoxy tests. It does not have 'propitiation' in Romans 3:25 etc., nor 'only begotten' in John 3:16 etc.
However, what do brothers think of it? Is it reasonably accurate? Its predecessor...