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Logos: What is the "Word"? [31:24]
by Jim Rankin rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
Often in our Bible study it's important to fully study out the meaning and interpretation of a passage to better understand the writer's intention. And, of course, English Bibles are a translation, not the original text. When we examine the original languages, we might be surprised to learn how one little "word" could be translated so many ways.
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Commentary on 1 John 4.1-3
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn [3 pages]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
Many Christians use the above verses in an attempt to prove that one must believe that Jesus is God in order to be saved. We assert that this is not at all what the verses are saying. To understand them, it is most important that we read what is written, and not add our interpolation to the text. Then, to really understand why they were written the way they are, we must understand the cultural context in which they were written, as well as the overall context of 1 John itself.