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Introduction | The Institute for Creation Research
http://www.icr.org/books/defenders/7805
... Philippians. Introduction to Philippians. Like Ephesians and Colossians, Philippians was one of Paul's “prison epistles” (note Philippians 1:7, 13-14,16), though it was probably written some time later than the others....
1 Peter 1:18-19
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... Peter 1:18. 1:18 redeemed. To “redeem” means to “ransom” or “buy back,” especially the redemption of a bondservant by a kinsman (Leviticus 25:49). But the first use of the Hebrew word (gaal), thus establishing the primary theme...
Philippians 3:8
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... excellency. “Excellency” means “higher authority.” That is, the knowledge of Christ as Savior and Lord is higher than all the secular and religious knowledge Paul had learned in his scholastic training as a Pharisee. Similarly, it is...
Philippians 1:7
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... 1:7. 1:7 defence. “Defence” is the Greek apologia, a legal term referring to a formal defense as in a courtroom. Many modern evangelicals think the gospel does not need to be defended—just preached. Paul and Timothy knew better....
Philippians 3:13-14
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... 3:14. 3:14 press toward. “Press toward” is the same as “follow after” in Philippians 3:12. Philippians 3:14. 3:14 mark. The Greek word for “mark” here actually means “watch,” referring to being watchful for signs of the...
Philippians 4:9
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... 4:9. 4:9 do. See note on Philippians 3:17. Philippians 4:9. 4:9 God of peace. On “the God of peace,” see also Romans 15:33; 16:20; II Corinthians 13: 11; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Thessalonians 3:16; and Hebrews 13:20. Note also,...
Philippians 3:20-21
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/3/20-21
... Essentially the same word occurs elsewhere only in Philippians 1:27, there in verb form. In other words, we are citizens of the kingdom of heaven, now serving as “ ambassadors for Christ” (II Corinthians 5:20) to the kingdoms here...
Philippians 2:5-11
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/2/5-11
... should have “the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). Philippians 2:6. 2:6 form of God. Jesus Christ was God from eternity...
Philippians 3:14
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... 3:14. 3:14 mark. The Greek word for “mark” here actually means “ watch,” referring to being watchful for signs of the approaching end of the race. Philippians 3:14. 3:14 prize. The “prize” is nothing less than God's...
Philippians 3:2
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... 3:2. 3:2 dogs. The epithet of “dogs” was sometimes applied by Jews to Gentiles in general, but Paul would not do this; indeed, he was writing to Gentile Christians. In the Old Testament, sodomites were called dogs ( Deuteronomy...
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