[B-Greek] EI in Col 1:23/
anthonybuzzard at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 28 14:33:11 EDT 2007
Harold, Thank you,. And also thanks to George.
This is no small issue for some, and I think that in English an "if"
creates an obvious condition, a real possibility. If the context
gives us the other option, ie "not moving away," then I think
obviously the possibility of falling away is real in the mind of the
I do thank you both for your contributions.
At 09:35 AM 3/28/2007, Harold Holmyard wrote:
>George F Somsel wrote:
> > Whether on a systematic theological basis such is possible or not
> is not the question. The question is "What does this passage
> say?" Bringing in other concerns is illegitimate in this discussion.
>HH: I know you gave Anthony a good grammatical answer, but you left him
>a bit confused about the possibility of the condition. I was clarifying
>your comment on a more practical level. I will not argue with you,
>George, as it is unfruitful. But I will say what I feel needs to be said.
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