The Greek mind had great difficulty accepting the concept of the resurrection of the flesh. They had been steeped in Plato’s “immortality of the soul” doctrine and his claim that the flesh was the “prison of the soul,” and that all physical substance was inherently corrupt. To the Greeks, escaping the body of flesh and ascending into the “celestial spheres” as pure “spirit” was the goal. Consequently, the idea of the resurrection of the flesh meant permanent imprisonment in inherently corrupt matter, and permanent confinement to this material creation.
In the bible the words sickness and disease are sometimes translated either one or the other based upon context. However, in the English translation they could have used either and in some cases in one translation it is sickness and the other disease. Ultimately sickness or disease is not good and God does not want … Continue reading Sickness versus Disease in the Bible
I was studying my bible this morning and looked up what man meant in the Vines because of Son of Man description of Jesus. As you can see below in Greek the term man is generally used to denote a human being either male or female. I know a number of women feel left out … Continue reading The Term Man in the NT
We live in a Greek-based society under a Greek-structured government and taught according to the Greek-model of education. It’s no wonder that we view the world from the Greek paradigm. These effects every facet of our lives, and directly influences our interpretation of scripture. But did you know there’s a Hebrew world view? There’s a mindset … Continue reading Hebrew and Greek Worldview Compared
In translating from Greek into English we do not get the full meaning or we read into it our own understanding. This post will detail what the Greek was trying to convey so we can better understand the scriptures that use these words. Especially when applied the the End Times or End of Days scriptures. … Continue reading Key Greek Words and Terms for Eschatology
What is love? Everybody seems to believe that love is a good thing. However, not all agree what is love. Is love that warm touchy-feely feeling a person has when he is with a familiar person? According to the Bible, love is caring in action. Love isn't what we feel, but what we do. Introduction … Continue reading What is Love as Defined by the Bible?
Count with Greek numbers The ancient Greeks originally had a number system like the Romans, but in the 4th century BC, they started using this system. It was a number system closer to Arabic numbers (our own number system). Instead of counting I, II, III like the Egyptians or the Romans, they had different symbols … Continue reading Counting with Greek Numbers