John 15:4

From: claude spencer (
Date: Thu Feb 13 1997 - 21:40:36 EST

Has anyone studied John 15:4 as to the interpretation of the word remain
(meinate) which is an Aorist. The verse reads, "Abide in Me, and I in
you." Would this indicate an attitude, i.e "make a decision/commitment, to
abide in Me?" Please share any insights. At salvation we are already in
Him. The folllowing verses have Present tense Participles which would seem
to indicate the continual necessity of striving to abide in Him, hence it
seems that the Aorist would indicate a "decision," (point action) and not a
process, which the following present tenses would indicate.

Thanks for your help!


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