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Matth. 18:18 future perfect

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Matth. 18:18 future perfect

Postby Bert » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:46 am

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Re: Matth. 18:18 future perfect

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:15 pm

It seems to be that the most neutral reading would be that the perfect participles simply refer to the resulting state at some future time (especially if they're taken simply to be adjectival (?) and not forming a compound tense), although I'd say in the right context you could infer the "already" (although I don't get that sense from this context personally).

I don't like using English to understand Greek but I can think of examples like

Whatever food you order will have been delivered by the time the meeting starts.

where I don't think you must conclude the food will have been delivered before it was ordered.
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Postby IreneY » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:52 pm

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Re: Matth. 18:18 future perfect

Postby joja » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 am


Re: the binding and loosing in the Bible,

God who is omniscient and knows all things,
including the future, only gave the "keys" to bind
or loose or retain or remit to those who He knew He
could trust to do His perfect will.

Cancer devils are loosed from bodies, evil spirits
are also "loosed" but remember, gifts of healing
can also be demonstrated by false people,

But as far as a man remitting sins, that man can only
do so under the inspiration of God, living
a life worthy of the Gospel, in holiness, filled with the
Holy Spirit. Anything else is carnality and deception.
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