This is the header video for the GGS series. Series focus: the DELICIOUS way God words His Word, without 'spin' on interpretation, denominations, etc. But you will find out how clear an interpretation becomes, when you see how God words His Word. It's a no-brainer -- in the original!
So Focus in 1a is on ellipsis; here, of verb eimi, meaning 'to be', how leaving it out STRESSES the BE-ness. It's commonly used pan-Bible, and frankly every language ever spoken has the same 'feature'. When you are excited, you drop words, to stress something. In 1b, we'll see the ellipsis of prepositions. In 1c, we'll see the 'flow' of including or ellipting prepositions, to see the DRAMATIC MEANING such a 'flow' gives to verses 7:24-8:2.
So learn how 'ellipsis' works, and then search on the many Bible verses, which use it! Bible translations unfortunately MASK this excitement and insert the missing words, so you MISS THE POINT made, and the FLAVOR is all blanded out. So misinterpretation results. Here, some dingbats claim Paul is not a sinner because 'eimi' is removed from the verse. Just the opposite is true: BECAUSE Paul eliminates the verb, he's STRESSING that he is still a sinner post-salvation!
More importantly, the ellipsis shows how Christ's PAYMENT is all-inclusive, and why you can't lose your salvation (context runs from verse 24 to Romans 8:10). But you CAN lose spiritual MATURATION, because you can NEVER stop sinning. Hence the need to name sins and get back into the Filling of the Spirit.
See, Bible ignorance of the original-language texts is dangerous. Use 1John1:9 like breathing, so you will be alerted when to look up the Real Word God Preserved!
File Name: GGS1.avi, 11/8/10.