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Colonists Away from the Homeland

“But our country exists in heaven, from which we also eagerly await a Savior — the Lord Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 3:20) While many of our English translations will render this, “our citizenship is in heaven,” to do so requires a degree of inference. Literally, Paul writes that “our country” or “our homeland” is in heaven. […]

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Arriving at the Desired Destination

“so that I might arrive at the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:11) It seems that the majority of our English translations do us a bit of a theological disservice when rendering this verse. The phrasing that is typically found in our English Bibles is, “that I might attain the resurrection…”. This implies, in contradiction […]

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Entering Into Christ’s Sufferings

“to know him and the power of his resurrection, the fellowship of his sufferings, sharing in the sake kind of death as his —” (Philippians 3:10) What does it mean to be “found in Christ”? It means that in the context of his imputation of righteousness to us, we come into relationship with him — […]

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Buying a Burial Plot

“Then Abraham rose and he bowed to the people of the land, the Sons of Cheth, and he spoke to them, saying, ‘If it is in your soul to bury my dead from before me then hear me and plead for me with Ephron the son of Zochar that he may give to me the […]

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