Now in 1 Peter 1:8. For the next five videos, we'll be on Diocletian, still tying to Paul's Eph 1:10 (starting at et seq).

Everything Diocletian sets up, Constantine and what will become the Roman Catholic Church, will ape. Right down to colors, robes, ceremonies, laws, and terms like 'diocese'. The famous Diocletian Persecution, is continued wholesale by Constantine and his sons, at the behest and instigation of, the warring factions of CHRISTIANS AT COURT. For the next.. 1000 years. More Bibles will be destroyed, more Christians persecuted and executed, more damage will be done by Christians TO Christians under Constantine and his kids, than could ever be imagined, prior.

So little wonder then, that Paul and Peter focus on this one guy. Little wonder that Eph1:10 and 1Pet1:8 read as they do, so wryly expressing what to a young Diocles at the time, was just so much syrupy words. Oh he knew the words. He didn't believe them. They spoke of his own future and its impact far more lucidly than the gypsy woman who prophesied to him that he'd rise to power after he killed a boar (Apher, father-in-law of Numerian, the then-Emperor's son). God foretold the whole story. So, let's find out what it is...

Download UPGRADED pdf on Peter's meter (only the Greek, all of 1Pet1:1-12): . The upgrade now sports LINKS to the historical sections in Ephesians1REPARSED.htm, so you can investigate the university and contemporary Roman history/Church documents of that time, to see why Peter meters as he does.

Download the interleaved (Paul's Eph 1:3-14 with 1Peter1:1-12) song with its metered translation, here: . It's only two pages, currently. Since 1Peter 1:1-12 is metered, the final version will be much longer.

To get the most out of this play on Paul, read Paul's meter, replete with Roman contemporary writings, university websites explaining the relevant historical references: (if you have Bibleworks fonts; or download them free at ). HTM version: . PDF version: .

File Name: 5e25RFG2ndPass1Pet1v8a.avi, originally made 10/23/13, but first posted, today.

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