The Aorist (tense)

The Aorist tense is the only thing I know about the Greek language that matters. It’s value to me has not been minimized. I don’t know Classical Greek nor Koine Greek but I learned about Greek verb tenses in college. I am far past college now and I still remember the aorist tense of a Greek verb and its implications for us who believe in a God who was, who is and who is to come.

God in heaven “needed” (in quotes because He is never needy) the aorist tense in a language before He completed all his work on this earth. He waited for the Son to come until that language was expressed and in written form. That is Koinonia Greek.

I will put a few references here to establish the implications of this verb tense for God’s communication to us and for what He has done in our behalf–all without any worthiness on our part.

Thank God for the aorist tense.

For further enlightenment:

The Aorist is so much more than a past tense (Mounce displays the use of the aorist tense in the New Testament)
Dive into the technical in New Testament greek

Ex-Mormon Talk

Ex-Mormon Christian Mitz Nelson shares her story in Manti, UT. Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l…

Here are some video links being asked for: The Lost Book of Abraham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcyzk…

DNA vs the Book of Mormon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svfxS…

The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1mFd…

Dinosaurs Beside Man in Time

7 Myths summary: Many today would say “Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago, did not walk with man, and are not mentioned in the Bible.” The Bible paints a different picture: Dinosaurs were created during Creation week (right before Adam & Eve), were named by Adam, then died out in Noah’s Flood just thousands of years ago. This video is #7 of 7 in our series, “Debunking the 7 Myths that Deny Biblical Truth.” See our website for more info: http://www.sevenmyths.com

I have not thoroughly investigated the 7 myths but the information presented in video is compelling.

Revelation 4

The Passion Translation (TPT)

John’s Vision of the Throne Room

Then suddenly, after I wrote down these messages, I saw a heavenly portal open before me,[a] and the same trumpet-voice I heard speaking with me at the beginning[b] broke the silence and said, “Ascend into this realm![c] I want to reveal to you what must happen[d] after this.”

Instantly I was taken into the spirit realm,[e] and behold—I saw a heavenly throne[f] set in place and someone seated upon it. His appearance was sparkling like crystal[g] and glowing like a carnelian gemstone.[h] Surrounding the throne was a circle of green light,[i] like an emerald rainbow.[j] Encircling the great throne were twenty-four thrones with elders[k] in glistening white garments seated upon them, each wearing a golden crown of victory. And pulsing from the throne were blinding flashes of lightning,[l] crashes of thunder, and voices.[m]And burning before the throne are seven blazing torches, which represent the seven Spirits of God.[n] And in front of the throne there was pavement[o] like a crystal sea of glass.[p]

Worship around the Throne

Around the throne and on each side[q] stood four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind.[r] The first living creature resembled a lion, the second an ox, the third had a human face, and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. Each of the four living creatures had six wings, full of eyes all around and under their wings. They worshiped without ceasing, day and night, singing,

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty![s]
The Was,[t] the Is,[u] and the Coming!”[v]

And whenever the living creatures gave glory, honor, and thanks to the One who is enthroned and who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fell facedown before the one seated on the throne and they worshiped the one who lives forever and ever. And they surrendered their crowns before the throne, singing:

11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory, honor, and power,[w]
    for you created all things,
    and by your plan they were created and exist.”[x]