Greek Words


Is the KJV the best translation?
10 Nov 2017

Is the KJV the best translation?

The King James Only movement, an advocacy by a loosely associated group of Protestant Christians, says that the King James Version of the Bible is superior to other English translations and that other versions are not to be trusted and are based on corrupted manuscripts. Adherents of the movement believe that the KJV is the last and best of a series of translations based on...

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Was Jesus really a carpenter?
22 Oct 2017

Was Jesus really a carpenter?

Was Jesus really a carpenter? These two verses are the only place in the New Testament where the word carpenter appears. “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?” (Matthew 13:55 NASB) “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?...

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Women in Church
24 Sep 2017

Women in Church

Women in the church In Romans 16:1 Paul writes, “Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a [διάκονον (diakonon)] “deacon” of the church at Cenchreae.” Paul’s goal in Rom 16 is to commend these women for their service. He does not spell out the specifics of what that service entails. Phoebe should be understood as a leader. First, the word diakonos is...

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08 Apr 2016

Baptism

The words baptism or baptize are only found in the New Testament. To baptize is a N.T. doctrine translated from the Koine Greek word βαπτίζω [baptizo /bap·tid·zo/].[1] Baptizo is a verb meaning to immerse or to submerge (like a sunken vessel). Baptizo comes from the root word Bapto which means to dip. A illustration of both words comes from a simple pickle recipe. In order...

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Flesh vs. Spirit
30 Mar 2016

Flesh vs. Spirit

The flesh and spirit of man are at war with each other. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7–8, NASB95) A Godly...

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Where is Hell?
28 Mar 2016

Where is Hell?

Have you ever thought about hell, and studied the word? First, let’s examine the definitions. There are 30 scriptures in the old testament where the word “hell” is used. Hell in the Old Testament is translated from the Hebrew word שְׁאֹול [shâʾowl, shâol /sheh·ole/].[1] Sheol means the abode of the dead, and is also translated as the words grave or pit. It was understood as...

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17 Mar 2016

Mansions

Word for Today: Mansions “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2, NKJV) Here we actually have two words, House and Mansions, that we are going to examine. The first word is house which is the Koine Greek word οἰκία [oikia /oy·kee·ah/][1]. Oikia means a residence...

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Concerning Church Government
05 Mar 2016

Concerning Church Government

Authority in the Church When you talk about different types of Church governments or survey how Churches govern themselves, the real issue that surfaces is “who has the authority in the Church.” Is it the pastor, the congregation, a board of elders/deacons, or another appointed group? Who runs the Church and has say so over the daily operations of a local congregation? What does the...

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04 Mar 2016

Angareuō and the pony express

Angareuō and the pony express Do you remember the pony express from America’s wild west days? The pony express riders delivered the mail to the settlers in the west during the 1860’s. Carrying the mail, one rider would ride from his station and deliver it to the next rider at the next station. Then, that rider would take the mail and ride to another station, and...

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