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- Matt 7:15: False prophets. The term "false prophets" is a translation of the Greek noun pseudoprophetes. It is found 11 times in the New Testament.
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- Matt 7:15: False prophets. What is a "false prophet"? How can we identify a "false prophet"?
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- Matt 7:14: JBL article on eschatological meaning. A. J. Mattill, Jr. argues in the Journal of Biblical Literature (v. 97 n. 4, Dec. 1979, pp. 531-546) that "the meaning of thlibo [narrow] in Matt 7:14b is the same as that of the related word thlipsis in Acts 14:22: 'through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God' (ASV) ... Given this apocalyptic meaning in Acts 14:22, Matt 7:14b would then refer to the end-time tribulations, including persecution, on the way leading to eternal life in the kingdom of God."
- Matt 7:15-23. (Blog) "I Never Knew You," posted by brianj, April 14 2007. "Two passages in the Sermon on the Mount seem clear when read separately, but read consecutively (as they are written) they appear to be contradictory."
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