Re: OU DUNATAI hAMARTIAN in 1 John 3:9

Date: Thu Oct 21 1999 - 00:49:58 EDT

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999 20:46:27 -0600 Carlton Winbery
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> I really don't see a problem in this context with these presents being
> interpreted as incomplete or linear action. It especially would be
> appropriate in light of 1:8-10. While there are many times when the
> does not indicate duration, I look in those context for compelling
> indicators of such. It seems that the only other possibility here in
> would be gnomic, but this is not the normal kind of universal that I
> see as gnomic.
> I do not find any help in appeals to what's happening in the 20th
> or other such illustrations. These are usually simply beside the point.
> do not see in this context any strong indicators that would cause me
> to see the presents here as anything but linear.

Thanks, Carlton. Well put.

Paul Dixon

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