Teachings by Ren Manetti

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The Hebrew Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles, Part II

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When we keep the figurative language clear, the Hebrew character of the Christian-Hebrew epistles reveals significant truths concerning the believer’s role in the body of Christ.  Hebrews 10:21-22, for instance, in further teaching of our access to God, tells us of our completeness in Christ:   And having an high priest [rather than head] over the […]

The Hebrew Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles, Part I

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The Christian-Hebrew epistles, those epistles written to believers of Hebrew origin, set themselves apart from the church epistles in that they are not written to Christians of Gentile origin. Instead, they are written to those believers who continued as legal citizens of Judea and chose to continue according to Judean law, law based, fundamentally, on […]

The Christian Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles

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The Christian character of the Christian-Hebrew epistles, often called the General Epistles, is profound. That is, the truths of our standing in Christ, of the mystery of the one body growing into a holy temple, the hope of Christ’s return, and of the believers as God’s ministers link the General Epistles irrevocably and completely to […]

How Wise Were the Wise Men?

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How wise were the Wise Men?  “Very” is a wise answer, but does it go far enough? They were wise-hearted in seeking him.  They were wise in the ways of God’s joyful giving.  These layers of wisdom, though, wouldn’t have been enough if the wise men didn’t know where to find him . How did […]

His Way is Perfect Part II:  Pilate’s Second Attempt to Release Jesus

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In Pilate’s first attempt to release Jesus, a single word, again, perfectly establishes and locks together the records of all four gospels.  However, the Aramaic of John 18:40 leaves out the Aramaic word for again.  Was this accord among the gospels just a fluke?  Was it a rare unique occurrence based on an error or […]

His Way is Perfect Part I:  Calling for Barabbas

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The perfection of the word of God is always exhilarating.  The records of the gospel often complement each other in ways no human writer could ever compose.  For instance, a tremendous section in which the gospels complement each other concerns the others crucified with Christ.  Another section of the gospels that also reveals God’s tremendous […]

“THOU SAYEST” – JESUS CHRIST’S FAITHFUL WITNESS

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I Timothy 6:13 tells us of the witness of our Lord Jesus Christ: I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; By revelation Paul reminds Timothy of the resurrections by commanding him before the God who makes alive all […]

SYNONYMIA, PARALLELISM, AND AN ANCIENT HEBREW IDIOM

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Synonymia and parallelism are two ancient figures of speech that not only occur in great abundance in God’s Word but are a tremendous blessing to students of God’s Word. Therefore, recognizing the Heavenly Father’s intended emphasis for each of the two figures of speech helps reveal a tremendous truth: the meaning of the Hebrew idiom […]