[B-Greek] Spirit or spirit

andy nwebube andy at ipbackbone.co.uk
Wed Feb 26 12:37:04 EST 2003

Fair enough! I am happy with the explanations given and I surely don't
want to go beyond the boundaries that have been set. I also don't know
Greek so my questions might sound ignorant or a bit too one sided. 

I don't intend to upset anybody on the list I am here to learn from you

Thanks for the responses most appreciated 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl W. Conrad [mailto:cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu]
> Sent: 26 February 2003 17:27
> To: andy nwebube
> Cc: 'Biblical Greek'
> Subject: RE: [B-Greek] Spirit or spirit
> Andy, you are brand new to the list and have been very busy this
> you raised a good question originally on whether PNEUMA in Rom 8
> consistently to the individual human spirit or to the divine spirit.
> you are going now beyond that question regarding the meaning of the
> into broader matters of interpretation. We don't do that on this list
> rather restrict ourselves to clarifying what the Greek text itself may
> mean. Perhaps you didn't receive the list's FAQ when you joined the
> but you can find it at:
> 	http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/faq.txt
> The relevant paragraph reads: "B-Greek is not a forum for general
> issues, except insofar as they may bear specifically upon
> of
> a particular Greek text, Neither is it a forum general or specific
> hermeneutical or theological issues."
> At 5:02 PM +0000 2/26/03, andy nwebube wrote:
> >What do you think of Mathew Henry's interpretation of this verse?
> >(source: Matthew Henry Commentary on the Bible). The interesting part
> >in the second paragraph
> >
> >"Romans 8:26-27 Though the infirmities of Christians are many and
> >so that they would be overpowered if left to themselves, yet the Holy
> >Spirit supports them. The Spirit, as an enlightening Spirit, teaches
> >what to pray for; as a sanctifying Spirit, works and stirs up praying
> >graces; as a comforting Spirit, silences our fears, and helps us over
> >all discouragements. The Holy Spirit is the spring of all desires
> >God, which are often more than words can utter."
> >
> >"The Spirit who searches the hearts, can perceive the mind and will
> >the "spirit", the renewed mind, and advocates his cause. The "Spirit"
> >makes intercession to God, and the enemy prevails not."
> >
> >He says that the Spirit in this case is the spirit of man, and not of
> >God
> >
> >Regards,
> >Andy
> --
> Carl W. Conrad
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