Hate the Evil Hold Fast to the Good

Outlines a plausible structure for Romans 12.1 to 15.13. This book analyses three methodologies, namely structural exegesis, discourse analysis, and rhetorical criticism.


Author: Kuo-Wei Peng

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567030458

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Outlines a plausible structure for Romans 12.1 to 15.13. This book analyses three methodologies, namely structural exegesis, discourse analysis, and rhetorical criticism. Having acknowledged that each of these methodologies has its own limitations, this book suggests an eclectic approach to the analysis.

The Way of Grace

V oPeration of Grace: (sincere love hates evil and holds fast to good) “[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loath all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good” (Romans ...


Author: Bruce W. Hubbard

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460286036

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This is a clear, concise, well-written book that is chock full of all sorts of information and references. While the text is certainly authoritative and well researched, the prose is accessible enough that the average reader can easily grasp the book's concepts and teachings. Anyone who would like to do a book by book study of grace in the New Testament epistles and the Bible as a whole will find this book immensely helpful. Therefore, I see this book finding a significant audience amongst all sorts of Christians. - Kevin Miller The Way of Grace opens up a whole fresh understanding of the gift of grace revealed through the New Testament epistles. In its concise examples of how grace works to build on our relationship with Jesus Christ, this book will assist many Christians in understanding the full power and extent of this infinite gift of God. - John Stanley "And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; ... Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!" (Isaiah 30:18a, c)

Minority Reports

Criminals are less likely to be held accountable for heinous actions, as they are often explained by a “sickness,” a set of circumstances, ... Psalm 139:22 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.


Author: Mark Klitsie

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498235976

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The stuff that comes after modernism isn't all bad. Postmodernism, not needing everything to be buttoned up, can leave things dangling; it can pay attention to the obscure, marginal, and particular. The postmodern dynamic invites one to revisit biblical texts that do not fit into tidy, cherished theological constructs: I call these texts the "minority reports." Popular theology infers that God is just pretending when he changes his mind or gets frustrated, saddened, and affected by humans--this understanding is guided by concepts of God's omni-attributes. But these wise and well-intentioned concepts fail to portray a God who will not be domesticated. Certain biblical narratives trace YHWH's hiddenness, suffering, changeability, and "hostility"--this awkward "shadow side" of YHWH is sometimes selectively overlooked. The fear of God is gone. Instead we have the ever-tolerant, universal God who is in danger of evaporating into "spirit," "light," and "love." As a theologian I use Hebrew block logic: competing truths in the Bible are kept intact; synthesis isn't necessarily sought. God chooses us and we choose God; God is self-sufficient, all-powerful, and all-knowing, needing no creature. Yet he chooses to limit his "omni-ness" in the human arena and makes himself vulnerable to humans. He hyphenates his name with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob--and the church--at a risk.

The Way of Love

Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est Livio Melina, Carl A. Anderson ... Letter to the Romans : “ Let love be genuine [ hē agápē anypókritos ] ; hate what is evil , hold fast to what is good ” ( Rom 12 : 9 ) .


Author: Livio Melina

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586171674

Category: Religion

Page: 375

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In response to Benedict XVI's first encyclical, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies and Marriage and Family reflects, together with the Holy Father, on love. From the very beginning, the fundamental work of the Institute has been pursuing a deeper understanding of God's plan for marriage and family. In these twenty-five years various generations of students and professors, following the legacy of John Paul II, have been able to discover and communicate the beauty of the vocation for which all men have been created: the call to love. Twenty-six professors from the Institute's various sessions express what in their understanding are the main themes of the document, approaching the topics raised by the Holy Father with different theological and philosophical perspectives; by so doing they have highlighted the significance and fecundity of the lines of thought suggested by the Pope. This book is offered as a path towards a fuller understanding of the profundity and richness of the love with which God fills us and wants us to communicate in our turn.


Love, therefore, must have nothing of flattery or deception about it, as the Apostle says elsewhere, love that comesfrom pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith (1 Tim 1:5). Hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.


Author: J. Patout Burns Jr.

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825759

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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Draws upon medieval Bible commentary to shed light on the earliest interpretations of the text, bringing together writings from early Christians on the book of Romans.

I Attest and Affirm Speaking Life Empowerment for Women by Women

Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. ... I will stray away from what is evil and hold to what is good. ... The only way to drive out hate is through love, and I will love with all my heart, and give of my own free will.


Author: Ke'sha Dennis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781943616220



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This text is a biblically-based devotional written by women for women. Reflect on the bible verses presented by the authors. Gain strength, insight, and affirmation.

Sermons on the Second Readings

The second in this list of Christian Commandments continues this theme: “Hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.” Far from being indifferent, this is an active approach to living. More than mere lip service, Paul uses very strong ...


Author: James L. Killen, Jr.

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788023248

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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This superb collection of biblically sound sermons based on Cycle A epistle texts covers every Sunday and major celebration of the church year. The imaginative insights of five outstanding preachers will enlighten the mind and warm the heart with delightfully serendipitous surprises on every page. Their fresh and inspiring illustrations are sure to spark your own homiletical creativity.

Book of Edward Christian Mythology

Fast forward 18 years from now and ask yourself how the child of the 34-year old Manhattan woman who aborted his twin siblings will feel when he finds out the truth ... “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.


Author: Edward G. Palmer

Publisher: JVED Publishing

ISBN: 9780976883326

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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Today, Christianity is steeped in mythology and Christians are unwittingly headed towards Hell instead of Heaven. They are far away from God and HIS Word. How would you answer these three questions: 1) Do you pray to Jesus? 2) Do you worship Jesus? 3) Do you give all the glory to Jesus? If you've answered yes to even one, you do not know God, HIS only human begotten Son or HIS Word. Many Christians have been programmed with mythology as explained in 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians. However, Jesus taught: 1) Pray to God the Father [Matthew 6:6]. 2) Worship only God the Father [Matthew 4:10]. 3) That he comes in his Father's glory [Mark 8:38]. Inside Volume III (Itching Christian Ears), you'll learn that prophecy is fulfilled in Christianity today through the apostate teachings on healing, who owns the church, tithing, abortion, sexuality, and politics. You'll also learn why it is mythology that everyone gets to go to Heaven. Let Scripture educate your heart. Volume III of a four volume set that deals with Faith, Prophecy and Christology. Over 1367 Scriptures are cited and there are 238 illustrations/tables/lists in the entire four volume set.

Wounds That Heal

Christians encountering evil and unjust suffering: “Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, ... what Paul says a few verses earlier: “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good” (v.


Author: Stephen Seamands

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830895977

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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"By his wounds we are healed"--Isaiah 53:5. We are wounded people. In this fallen world, people are hurt and exploited. Children are abused. Marriages are broken. Tragedies of all kinds afflict us and the ones we love. Woundedness, it seems, is simply a fact of life. But we are not alone in our suffering. Despite our emotional, psychological and physical injuries, God has not abandoned us. God is not distant or aloof. On the contrary, through the ministry of Jesus, God enters our painful situations to bring healing and redemption. Balancing sound biblical exposition with sensitive pastoral care, Stephen Seamands examines the profound implications of Jesus' crucifixion for our healing and restoration. Because Jesus experienced abuse, shame and rejection, he understands the hurts we experience today. And his response to pain and suffering gives us hope that we too can experience forgiveness and new life. Filled with real-life stories of people s brokenness and healing, Wounds That Heal offers comfort for our wounded souls. Ultimately, we take heart that God not only understands our pain but has done something about it. Encounter here the promise that the wounds of Jesus are wounds that heal.

Easy to Use Object Lessons

Theme:— Hold on to the good things in life. scripture reference:— Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; Romans 12:9 (RSV) Visual aid:— Clothes peg. Message:— This clothes peg can be a good lesson to us.


Author: Mitchell Gates

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456866723

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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It is common knowledge that an individual retains to memory a lesson taught not only by the spoken word but one that is accompanied with an object or illustrati on. This book does just that it presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a clear concessive way by using easy to obtain, everyday objects that even a child can understand and remember. The lessons are clear and practi cal. The hearer is also moti vated to put them into practi ce. The lessons presented cover the most of the most important teaching in the Christi an faith.