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Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
“We are more than conquerors” is translated from a single Greek term—hypernikaō, meaning to prevail decisively. One scholar explains this concept: “. . . it is not mere life, and continuance of what we had before; it is more than simple triumph; it augments our faith, increases our strength, expands our love to Christ.”
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. . . . take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. . . . Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT: Barnes, Albert. Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible. New York, 1834–85. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
RR: Patzia, Arthur G. New International Biblical Commentary—Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1990.
Cit. 8: “Blue Letter Bible.” https://www.blueletterbible.org/.
Cit. 15: The New Testament in Modern English by J. B. Phillips copyright © 1960, 1972 J. B. Phillips. Administered by The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. Used by permission; Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Romans. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Romans. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
Cit. 17: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Collection. Vol. 31, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2000-2016.
Cit. 18: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Letters of James and Peter. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Letters of James and Peter. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
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