BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (August 28, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 28, 2020) #BMSeminary – {that you believe in Him whom He has sent} This is a present active subjunctive followed by an aorist active indicative. The word “believe” is crucial in understanding the NT teachings about salvation. See Joh 2:23. The word’s primary orientation was volitional trust. The Greek word group pistis can be translated as “believe,” “trust” or “faith.” The focus of human belief must be “in Him” (cf. Joh 1:12; Joh 3:16), not in human sincerity, commitment, nor enthusiasm. The immediate orientation of this passage is to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not orthodox theology about Him, expected religious ritual, nor even ethical living. All of these things are helpful but not primary. Notice that Jesus changes the plural “works” of their question to the singular “work.” [You Can Understand the Bible by Dr. Bob Utley]

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