that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life?: 8:51 ? ?If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.?
<450521> Romans 5:21 ? ?that, as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life?; 8:13 ? ?if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live?; <490201>Ephesians 2:1 ? ?dead through your trespasses and sins?; 5:14 ? ?Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead and Christ shall shine upon thee?; <590520>James 5:20 ? ?he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins?; <620314>1 John 3:14 ? ?We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren?; Revelations 3:1 ? ?I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead.?
We are to interpret O. T. terms by the N. T. meaning put into them. We are to interpret the Hebrew by the Greek, not the Greek by the Hebrew. It never would do to interpret our missionaries? use of the Chinese words for ?God?, ?spirit?, ?holiness? by the use of those words among the Chinese before the missionaries came. By the later usage of the N.T., the Holy Spirit shows us what he meant by the usage of the O.T.
(c) The Scriptural expressions, held by annihilationists to imply cessation of being on the part of the wicked, are used not only in connections where they cannot bear this meaning ( <170416>Esther 4:16) but in connections where they imply the opposite.
<170416> Esther 4:16 ? ?if I perish, I perish?; <010611>Genesis 6:11 ? ?And the earth was corrupt before God.? Here, in the LXX, the word ejfqa>rh , translated ?was corrupt,? is the same word, which in other places is interpreted by annihilationists as meaning extinction of being. In
<19B9176> Psalm 119:176, ?I have gone astray like a lost sheep? cannot mean ?I have gone astray like an annihilated sheep.? <234917>Isaiah 49:17 ? ?thy destroyers [annihilators?] and they that made thee waste shall go forth from thee?; 57:1, 2 ? ?The righteous perisheth [is annihilated?] and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken any from the evil to come. He entereth into peace; they rest in their beds, each one that walketh in his uprightness;
<270926> Daniel 9:26 ? ?And after the three score and two weeks shall the anointed one be cut off [annihilated?].?
<401006> Matthew 10:6, 39, 42 ? ?the lost sheep of the house of Israel he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it...he shall in no wise lose his
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