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Romans 1:20
http://www.icr.org/bible/Romans/1/20
... from the creation. That is, from the very time of creation, men should have seen the evidence of God's existence and His work in the marvelous universe He had created, for “God hath shewed it unto them” (Romans 1:19). “The heavens...
Revelation 1:20
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... seven stars. This verse beautifully illustrates the principle of literal interpretation: when symbols are used, their meaning is explained. Thus, the candlesticks (or “lampstands”) symbolize literal churches, and the stars symbolize...
Philippians 1:6
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... in us (Ephesians 2:8), and He will assure its continuance. Philippians 1:6. 1:6 day of Jesus Christ. The “day of Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 1:8; 5:5; II Corinthians 1:14; Philippians...
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...
Colossians 1:20
http://www.icr.org/bible/Colossians/1/20
... 1:20. 1:20 made peace. Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers” ( Matthew 5:9). He did not say: “Blessed are the pacifists,” those who give in to evil just to avoid fighting for the right. But how does one make peace? God...
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 3:14
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/3/14
... 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...
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