Philippians 1:27b: ...that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel...
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This text corrects pracitcal error that has crept into the church concerning the worship manifestation of God's gift of holy spirit.
Dr. Wierwille taught the worship manifestation very accurately, but some have become confused by the challenges of working a field of study rarely understood before the 1950s.
Speaking in tongues and interpretation, together, are often use synonymously with prophecy in the New Testament because they are equal in edifying effect, in mechanics, and in purpose.
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This website contains a thorough study of all the uses of Jehovah (LORD) and of lord.
On this website are individual studies on pronouncing Jehovah (Yehoah: NOT Yahweh), on critical uses (such as in II Corinthians 3:18) fo the word kurios to mean Jehovah in the New Testament, and on the earliest uses of the Greek nomina sacra (KY) for the Hebrew consonants that spelled Jehovah.
The detailed word studies seemed too cumbersome for a book, so these studies remain as a website.
"Our Ministry of Triumph: The Uses of We in II Corinthians 1-6" is an update of a study posted here many moons ago. The earlier form of this essay had a bit of an identity crisis.
This upgraded essay stays a little bit more on track in making known the really "tricky" biblical research questions about the Apostle Paul's use of we in the church epistles.
Because the uses of we in the church epistles must only be understood by recognizing the scope of the epistles, if you've been simply reading your Bible, you already understand what the Bible means when II Corinthians 5:20 boldly declares: "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ...." What feels like gut instinct to the general Christian reader, is, in fact, his or her spiritual heart already registering the scope of the epistles.
However, the PHD fellows want more than "gut instinct," and that's where the confusion has entered. So many of the top grammarians just bang heads on the various uses of we in the epistles. The final answers will only be within the heart of the believers. The secular grammar students will never get it. Anyhow, for those who live by faith, here are the answers if you meet the PHD boys in some back alley!