+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 51
Latest: JUST4TheFACTS
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 15747
Total Topics: 267
Most Online Today: 37
Most Online Ever: 201
(December 08, 2019, 11:34:38 pm)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 12
Total: 12

Author Topic: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible  (Read 2148 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32532
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • Renwable Revolution
Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2018, 12:03:58 pm »
Explanatory note on Colossians Chapter 3 verses 5 and 11 from the Hebrew-Greek Study Bible (compiled and edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.):

Colossians 3:5
This verse combats Gnosticism (a Heresy) which taught that the body is evil, and since it is evil in itself and cannot be redeemed from its evil ways, it might as well do whatever it wants . This is the reason Paul says, "Mortify therefore, the members of your body." Bring them under control. Treat them as if they were dead. Your spirit should have them under subjection because the two, the spirit and the body, are interrelated and the body behaves only as the spirit commands it. The evils of the body which Paul lists are material expressions: porneia, "fornication," including all sexual sins among unmarried or married including adultery, homsexuality, incest, etc.; akatharsia, uncleanness of all kinds that defile the body; pathos, passion which here is translated "inordinate affection"; epithumia, "desire," which in this instance is similar to "lust" because it is coupled with the adjective kakē, "bad" or constitutionally evil (these two words are translated as "evil concupiscence" which actually means lustful desire); pleonexia, "coveteousness or greediness,"  desiring to have more than one has , not because it is insufficient but because others have more. Such desire  is called "idolatry."


Colossians 3:11
The Scythians were a tribe of nomads and warriers from west Siberia inhabiting the Caspian area of the Black Sea from about 2000 B.C. In the late eighth century they moved into northern Persia. Their initial advances to the southwest were checked by Sargon II of Assyria (727-705 B.C.). Paul is using them as an example of barbaric people (e.g. ) who were constantly at war.

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

+-Recent Topics

New Pandemic? by AGelbert
01 Apr, 2020 00:15

Corporate Profits over Patient in the Health Care Field by AGelbert
31 Mar, 2020 23:23

Doomstead Diner Daily by AGelbert
31 Mar, 2020 22:51

Fossil Fuels: Degraded Democracy and Profit Over Planet Pollution by AGelbert
31 Mar, 2020 17:00

🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️ by AGelbert
31 Mar, 2020 16:26

Money by AGelbert
31 Mar, 2020 16:17

Apocalyptic Humor by AGelbert
30 Mar, 2020 23:11

Defending Wildlife by AGelbert
30 Mar, 2020 16:24

Beauty and Grace of Animals in Nature by AGelbert
30 Mar, 2020 12:43

Creeping Police State by AGelbert
29 Mar, 2020 22:38