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ANGELS

ANGELS The scope of this article.—The passages in the apostolic writings in which angels are mentioned or referred to will be examined; some of them are ambiguous and have been interpreted in various ways. The doctrine of the OT and of the apocryphal period on the subject has been so fully dealt with in HDB …

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ALTAR

ALTAR In the NT, as in the LXX, the usual term for ‘altar’ is θυσιαστήριον—a word otherwise confined to Philo, Josephus, and ecclesiastical writers—while βωμός, as contrasted with a Jewish place of sacrifice, is a heathen altar. The most striking example of the antithesis is found in 1 Mac 1:54–59. Antiochus Epiphanes erected a small …

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ABOMINATION (βδέλυγμα)

ABOMINATION (βδέλυγμα) Like the word ‘taste’—originally a physical, then a mental term,—‘abomination’ denotes that for which God and His people have a violent distaste. It refers in the OT to the feeling: of repulsion against prohibited foods (Lv 11:10, Dt 14:3), then to everything connected with idolatry (Dt 7:25, Ro 2:22 [Gr.]).* Thence it acquires …

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Overcoming Spiritual Apathy “Causes and Tackle” (32)

Overcoming Spiritual Apathy “Causes and Tackle” (32) By: Servants at Godlovehostel for Expatriate Students Translated by: Beshoy Shokry   Preface The apathy in prayer is one of the serious wars in our spiritual path. Satan fights us with it in all the stages of our life, either at the beginning or after we have taken …

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The password for growth and continuity in the spiritual life (31)

The password for growth and continuity in the spiritual life By: Servants at Godlovehostel for Expatriate Students Translated by: Beshoy Shokry. Edition: 1st-2016. Deposit No: 7455/2016. I.S.B.N: 978-977-903-859-9.   I went to my father, to hear what he’s going to talk to me about this time. Because he promised me, he’d tell me the password …

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