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Tag Archives: Ephesians 1
Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 4)
The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it teaches that He does so indirectly, by medium of the word (John 17:17, 19). However, some believe that He also directly (miraculously) influences the heart and mind of man. Some believe … Continue reading
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The word “mystery” appears, in some form, 27 times in the KJV New Testament. Some might wonder, if the Bible is a “mystery” can anyone understand it? I believe this misses how this word is commonly used in the New Testament. … Continue reading
Posted in Chruch, Plan of salvation, Word Study Tagged 1 Timothy 3, church. jews, Colossians 1, Ephesians 1, Ephesians 2, Ephesians 3, Ephesians 5, gentiles, God in flesh, mystery, Romans 16 Leave a comment
Foreknowledge, Predestination, and Election
In earlier lessons, we defined these words, and individually considered these words from New Testament passages that use these words. However, for simplicity sake, we did not consider those passages in which more than one of these words appear. In … Continue reading
Posted in calvinism, Textual study, Word Study Tagged 1 Peter 1, adoption, elect, election, Ephesians 1, foreknowlege, foreordain, foreordination, huiothesia, predestination, Romans 8 Leave a comment