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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

   “And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly/openly (παρρησίᾳ). And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you do not have in mind (οὐ φρονεῖς) the things of God, but the things of men.’ And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” (Mk 8: 31-34)

     And He said this “plainly.” Both the thing about His suffering, being rejected and killed and rising again, – and the thing about Peter being (a)...

Monday, February 20, 2017

“’Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you (ὑμᾶς, you in the plural), that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you (περὶ σοῦ, you in the singular) that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren.’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.’ He said, ‘I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you three times deny that you know me.’” (Lk 22: 31-34)

This passage is similar, yet different, from the mind-boggling instance in the Old Testament, when Satan came forth before God, along with “the sons of God” (Job 1: 6), and asked God “to put forth His hand” on the righteous Job “and touch all that he has.” After this, as Satan assured God, Job would supposedly “curse” God “to His face” (...

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