Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Spiritual metabolism: Knowing is never enough.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The function of perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine is the only means of advance.

1. A right pastor.
2. A right congregation.
They must meet in common meeting ground – a classroom or a local church.

Nominative neuter plural – relative pronoun – ha – a$ = those doctrines, those principles, those concepts, those policies of God, preserved in the canon of Scripture.

Kai – kaiV – conjunction kai when used twice in a sentence = “also.”

To learn – aor-act-ind – emathete – e*mavqete = to learn from someone who has the authority to teach; to learn under strict academic discipline.

“to increase one’s knowledge,” or “be increased in knowledge,” frequently “to learn by examination, or observation.”

“to learn by use and practice, to acquire the habit of, be accustomed to something.”

Traditional forms of education do not prepare people to deal with the issues of the day.

Disciples = an old English word for a person learning doctrine under discipline.

Peter – impulsive
Andrew – open-minded
James – fanatical
John – passionate
Philip – inquisitive
Bartholomew – composed

Matthew – humble
Thomas – pessimist
James the son of Alphaeus – quietness
Simon the Zealot – strong-willed
Judas, son of James – intense
Judas – traitor.

JOH 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, “A slave is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.”

The Bible warns us against those who subtly and quietly sow discord and spread strife among brothers, PRO 6:19.

MAR 9:40 “For he who is not against us is for us.”
MAT 12:30 “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”

Aor-act-ind – manthano = to learn from being under someone’s authority or learning under discipline.

Manthano = to learn from someone and accept their authority and learn under strict discipline.

Aorist tense – constantive aorist, which regards the action of the verb as being completed but still ongoing.

Active voice – the believer produces the action of the verb when his priorities are straight, and when his volition is positive toward doctrine.

Indicative mood = declarative viewing the action of the verb from the standpoint of reality.

Receive – aor-act-ind – parelabete – parelavbete.
Para – beside, by the side of, lambano – to receive = to take or receive to one’s side or to one’s self; implies agreement, approval and acceptance.

It reveals the difference between gnosis (knowledge) and epignosis (metabolization of gnosis or wisdom).

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