Monthly Archives: November 2015

Unholy Anger

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Anger could be defined as “The arousal of strongly negative emotion agitated from an offense that affects one in a personal way.” In Galatians 5, the word “wrath” is thumos. Mr. Vine is very helpful when he notes “that thumos indicates a more agitated condition of the feelings, an outburst of wrath from inward indignation…” If we are honest with […]

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A Lesson in Contentment – Overcoming Jealousy

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The words “emulations” and “envy” are strong words in the Greek. “Emulations” (that is, jealousy) is from the word zelos, denoting passionate desire or zeal toward the possession of something. The word for envy is phthonos, and it is used for instance in Matthew 27:18 – “For [Pilate] knew that for envy they had delivered Him.” Strongs in its definition […]

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Biblical Unity – Overcoming Strife

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When one considers a variable in the field of algebra, he is thinking about that part of the equation which can have multiple values, depending on the relationship of those values which are constant. Similarly, when we consider a variation, we understand that it denotes difference and distinction. The word before us is “variance,” which can really be replaced with […]

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