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HEB 12:25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27 The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
HEB 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."
yes, that process is called repenting
it is building logic, logic is build by seeing what is not true first.
It allows us to believe new things, that come closer to tthe truth,
and builds the plant of this life, the paradox of God.
1580s, "second person of the Christian Trinity," from Gk. logos "word, speech, discourse," also "reason," from PIE base *leg- "to collect" (with derivatives meaning "to speak," on notion of "to pick out words;" see lecture); used by Neo-Platonists in various metaphysical and theological senses and picked up by N.T. writers. Other Eng. formations from logos include logolatry "worship of words, unreasonable regard for words or verbal truth" (1810 in Coleridge); logomachy "fighting about words" (1560s); logomania (1870); logophobia (1923).
mid-14c., "branch of philosophy that treats of forms of thinking," from O.Fr. logique, from L. (ars) logica, from Gk. logike (techne) "reasoning (art)," from fem. of logikos "pertaining to speaking or reasoning," from logos "reason, idea, word" (see logos). Meaning "logical argumentation" is from c.1600.
And what would you replace these 'phrases' with? The danger in replacing the biblical terminology is that you will wind up with something like
the 'telephone game' in which the original message is lost to future
generations. Scripture must be interpreted anew for each generation,
while remaining faithful to the intent of the original author.
We must understand ancient cultures and the impact faith had on the original audiences. When people formulate their beliefs into certain
creeds and doctrine it is with the knowledge of their time only.
We must remember that the Gospels were composed by second generation evangelists, form oral traditions, all in post resurrection faith. Problem is some attempt to make the Bible speak to today in a way that
would be foriegn to the original intent of the authors, as in a literalist, fundamentalist interpretation, which is no more than intellectual
Not by virtue of being son of David, the conception of Jesus is not a new God- the- Son comes into being, but that God as Son in the man Jesus
draws man to himself so that he himself is man.
You can, I suppose, argue from the infancy narratives that Jesus was from the line of David, but His Sonship does not rest on having no human
father, His divinity would not be affected if He had been the product of a
Originally posted by pthena
Acts 2 Peter quoted a prophecy from Joel concerning the pouring out of the Spirit in the last days.
AC 2:17 " `In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
I am wondering how you came up with this, fire having to do with understanding.
water - fire = seeing - understanding
JN 12:23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
HEB 2:10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.