Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led captivity captive, and he gave gifts to men.”—Ephesians 4:8. When Christ gave the Christian congregation “gifts in
William D. Mounce is a scholar of New Testament Greek. He is the son of noted scholar Robert H. Mounce. He is the President of BiblicalTraining, a non-profit organization offering educational resources for discipleship in the local church. Bill is the founder and President of BiblicalTraining.org, serves on the Committee for Bible Translation (which is responsible for the NIV translation of the Bible), he was the chief translator for the English Standard Version (ESV) and has written the best-selling biblical Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other Greek resources.
Through all Prayer and Petition Ephesians 6:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 Through all prayer and petition praying at all times in the Spirit, and with this in
1 Peter 4:7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 7 The end of all things has drawn near; therefore be sound in mind and be sober-minded in prayers.  To have an understanding
It is true that the first three centuries of copying New Testament Greek manuscripts were “free,” in that scribes often took liberties with the manuscript they were copying from, chaotic copying of the texts, a period of copying that was in a state of flux by scribes who did not value what they were copying? Herein lies the truth.
… the love of many will grow cold.—Matthew 24:12. Becoming infected with discouragement can weaken our faith, which in turn will cause our love for