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Introduction | The Institute for Creation Research
http://www.icr.org/books/defenders/7805
... Colossian, Ephesian and Philemon epistles to Asia, whereas Philippians was taken to Philippi by Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:25). The prison from which Paul wrote these epistles has been taken by some as being at Ephesus, on the strength of...
Philippians 3:8
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/3/8
... 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
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/1/7
... 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
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...
Philippians 3:2
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/3/2
... 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...
Philippians 2:12-13
http://www.icr.org/bible/Philippians/2/12-13
... 2:12. 2:12 work out your own salvation. We are not told to work for our salvation, but to work it out in practice in our lives. Our salvation is received entirely by grace through faith, not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Works can no...
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