Category Archives: Intrinsic Criteria

157 Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. 1Peter 3:19

157 Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. 1Peter 3:19 In 1 Peter 3:19 we have an important difference between some translations like the King James Version versus other translations like the English Standard Version. “For Christ also hath once suffered … Continue reading

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156 Jesus Exulted. John 3:14

Some time ago I visited a member of my congregation in hospital. He said to me: ‘Reverend, I am finished. I want to go home.” In this case, “to go home” has a double meaning. On the one side he … Continue reading

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156 To boast is not Profitable. 2 Corinthians 12:1

To boast. 2 Corinthians 12:1 In 2 Corinthians 12:1 the translator of the Bible is confronted with no less than four variations that are caused by a very slight difference in the Greek. There is a little word that could … Continue reading

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154 Fruit of Light, Ephesians 5:9.

In Ephesians 5:9 we find an interesting difference between the King James Version versus the New International Version, as is the case also with most modern translations. Yet it is only when we study the deeper meaning and application of … Continue reading

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149 Sodom and Gomorrah left out of Mark 6:11?

A careful study of the synoptic gospels clearly reveals that Matthew and Luke made use of Mark when they compiled their gospels. Therefore the three gospels correspond nearly word for word in a huge amount of material. But Matthew and … Continue reading

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148 Teacher to the Gentiles? 2 Timothy 1:11

It was customary for a writer to introduce himself to his addressee. Paul introduced himself in 2 Timothy 1:1. But when Paul comes to the essence of this letter, he emphasizes his position of authority with which he comes to … Continue reading

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145 Dead or Useless, James 2;20

If our faith is not confirmed by our deeds, does that mean our faith is dead, leaving us lost? Or that our faith is useless, of no value to the congregation? Does this statement reflect on the salvation of the … Continue reading

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