5 Greek Words in 1 John

Parrhsia – The original meaning of this word is ‘freedom of speech’. If you were a citizen in a Greek city-state you had the right to speak out freely at a public assembly. The word came to mean frankness or outspokenness, and then confidence and boldness. In the start of this passage John explains his purpose for believers: that they lead lives that please the Lord and so be confident when Christ appears. At the beginning of this letter the word arxhs was used which brought our minds back to creation. After the fall Adam and Eve were embarrassed...

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