King James Bible Adam Clarke Bible Commentary Martin Luther's Writings Wesley's Sermons and Commentary Neurosemantics Audio / Video Bible Evolution Cruncher Creation Science Vincent New Testament Word Studies KJV Audio Bible Family videogames Christian author Godrules.NET Main Page Add to Favorites Godrules.NET Main Page

Bad Advertisement?

News & Reviews:
  • World News
  • Movie Reviews
  • Book Search

    Are you a Christian?

    Online Store:
  • Your Own eBook/eBay Business
  • Visit Our eBay Store

    Automated eBook Business

  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 1 Thessalonians 1:5

    CHAPTERS: 1 Thessalonians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 Thessalonians 1:5

    οτι 3754 το 3588 ευαγγελιον 2098 ημων 2257 ουκ 3756 εγενηθη 1096 5675 εις 1519 υμας 5209 εν 1722 λογω 3056 μονον 3440 αλλα 235 και 2532 εν 1722 δυναμει 1411 και 2532 εν 1722 πνευματι 4151 αγιω 40 και 2532 εν 1722 πληροφορια 4136 πολλη 4183 καθως 2531 οιδατε 1492 5758 οιοι 3634 εγενηθημεν 1096 5675 εν 1722 υμιν 5213 δι 1223 υμας 5209

    Douay Rheims Bible

    For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in
    power also, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

    King James Bible - 1 Thessalonians 1:5

    For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in
    power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    World English Bible

    and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in
    power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.

    Early Church Father Links

    Npnf-109 xix.xvii Pg 49, Npnf-113 iv.v.i Pg 30

    World Wide Bible Resources

    1Thessalonians 1:5

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-02 vi.iv.i.x Pg 12.1

    Anf-03 Pg 36
    Although St. Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles, Marcion does not seem to have admitted this book into his New Testament. “It is clearly excluded from his catalogue, as given by Epiphanius. The same thing appears from the more ancient authority of Tertullian, who begins his Book v. against Marcion with showing the absurdity of his conduct in rejecting the history and acts of the apostles, and yet receiving St. Paul as the chief of the apostles, whose name is never mentioned in the Gospel with the other apostles, especially since the account given by Paul himself in Gal. i.–ii. confirms the account which we have in the Acts. But the reason why he rejected this book is (as Tertullian says) very evident, since from it we can plainly show that the God of the Christians and the God of the Jews, or the Creator, was the same being and that Christ was sent by Him, and by no other” (Lardner’s Works, Hist. of Heretics, chap. x. sec. 41).

    at all events, have handed down to me this career of Paul, which you must not refuse to accept. Thence I demonstrate that from a persecutor he became “an apostle, not of men, neither by man;”5223


    Anf-03 Pg 26
    Gal. i. 8.

    It is by way of an example that he has expressed himself. If even he himself might not preach any other gospel, then neither might an angel. He said “angel” in this way, that he might show how much more men ought not to be believed, when neither an angel nor an apostle ought to be; not that he meant to apply5260

    5260 Referret.

    an angel to the gospel of the Creator.  He then cursorily touches on his own conversion from a persecutor to an apostle—confirming thereby the Acts of the Apostles,5261

    5261 A similar remark occurs in Præscript. Hæretic. c. xxiii. p. 253.

    in which book may be found the very subject5262

    5262 Ipsa materia.

    of this epistle, how that certain persons interposed, and said that men ought to be circumcised, and that the law of Moses was to be observed; and how the apostles, when consulted, determined, by the authority of the Holy Ghost, that “a yoke should not be put upon men’s necks which their fathers even had not been able to bear.”5263


    Anf-03 v.iii.xxix Pg 8
    Gal. i. 8. [In this chapter (xxix.) the principle of Prescription is condensed and brought to the needle-point—Quod semper. If you can’t show that your doctrine was always taught, it is false: and this is “Prescription.”]

    Anf-03 Pg 13
    Anathema. See Gal. i. 8.

    by us. The Holy Ghost had even then foreseen that there would be in a certain virgin (called) Philumene1908

    1908 Concerning Philumene, see below, chap. xxv.; Eusebius, Hist. Eccl. v. 13; Augustine, de Hæres, chap. xlii. ; Jerome, Epist. adv. Ctesiph. (Works, ed. Ben.) iv. 477, and in his Commentary on Galatians, ii. See also Tertullian, Against Marcion, p. 139, Edinb. Edition.

    an angel of deceit, “transformed into an angel of light,”1909


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.iv Pg 26
    Gal. i. 8.

    because it is a strange gospel which he has preached. So that, whilst he amends, he only confirms both positions: both that our Gospel is the prior one, for he amends that which he has previously fallen in with; and that that is the later one, which, by putting it together out of the emendations of ours, he has made his own Gospel, and a novel one too.

    Anf-03 Pg 25
    Gal. i. 8.

    because he was aware that the Creator was going to introduce a gospel! But you thus entangle yourself still more. For this is now the mesh in which you are caught. To affirm that there are two gospels, is not the part of a man who has already denied that there is another. His meaning, however, is clear, for he has mentioned himself first (in the anathema): “But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel.”5259


    Anf-03 Pg 8
    Deut. vi. 5.

    <index subject1="Life" title="89" id=""/>And the Lord says, “This is life eternal, to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.”1014

    1014 John xvii. 31.

    And again, “A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”1015


    Anf-03 v.vii.xxiv Pg 9
    Gal. i. 8.

    he calls attention to the artful influence of Philumene,7276

    7276 Comp. de Præscr. Hæret. c. xxx. p. 257, supra.

    the virgin friend of Apelles. Surely he is antichrist who denies that Christ has come in the flesh.7277


    Anf-03 v.iii.iv Pg 4
    Adulteri evangelizatores, the spurious preachers of the gospel. [Galat. i. 8, 9, an example of Apostolic præscription.]

    Who also are the Antichrists, both now and evermore, but the men who rebel against Christ?1885

    1885 Hoc scil. “tempore.”

    Heresies, at the present time, will no less rend the church by their perversion of doctrine, than will Antichrist persecute her at that day by the cruelty of his attacks,1886

    1886 Oehler’s “persecutionem” ought of course to be “persecutionum.”

    except that persecution make seven martyrs, (but) heresy only apostates. And therefore “heresies must needs be in order that they which are approved might be made manifest,”1887


    Anf-01 ix.iv.xiv Pg 14
    Gal. ii. 1, 2.

    And again he says, “For an hour we did give place to subjection,3538


    Anf-01 iv.ii.ix Pg 2
    Comp. Phil. ii. 16; Gal. ii. 2.

    in vain, but in faith and righteousness, and that they are [now] in their due place in the presence of the Lord, with whom also they suffered. For they loved not this present world, but Him who died for us, and for our sakes was raised again by God from the dead.

    Anf-03 Pg 5
    Gal. ii. 1, 2.

    about the rule which he followed in his gospel, lest perchance he should all those years have been running, and be running still, in vain, (which would be the case,) of course, if his preaching of the gospel fell short of their method.5271

    5271 Formam.

    So great had been his desire to be approved and supported by those whom you wish on all occasions5272

    5272 Si quando.

    to be understood as in alliance with Judaism!  When indeed he says, that “neither was Titus circumcised,”5273


    Anf-03 Pg 22
    Gal. ii. 2.

    Accordingly, the false brethren who were the spies of their Christian liberty must be thwarted in their efforts to bring it under the yoke of their own Judaism before that Paul discovered whether his labour had been in vain, before that those who preceded him in the apostolate gave him their right hands of fellowship, before that he entered on the office of preaching to the Gentiles, according to their arrangement with him.5288


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.ii Pg 29
    Gal. ii. 2.

    in other words, that the faith which he had learned, and the gospel which he was preaching, might be in accordance with theirs. Then, at last, having conferred with the (primitive) authors, and having agreed with them touching the rule of faith, they joined their hands in fellowship, and divided their labours thenceforth in the office of preaching the gospel, so that they were to go to the Jews, and St. Paul to the Jews and the Gentiles.  Inasmuch, therefore, as the enlightener of St. Luke himself desired the authority of his predecessors for both his own faith and preaching, how much more may not I require for Luke’s Gospel that which was necessary for the Gospel of his master.3543

    3543 [Dr. Holmes not uniformly, yet constantly inserts the prefix St. before the name of Paul, and brackets it, greatly disfiguring the page.  It is not in our author’s text, but I venture to dispense with the ever-recurring brackets.]

    Npnf-201 iii.vii.ii Pg 21

    Npnf-201 iii.xii.xxvi Pg 53

    Npnf-201 iii.xii.xxvi Pg 53

    Anf-03 v.vii.xxii Pg 6
    Rom. i. 3; 2 Tim. ii. 8.

    —which, therefore, was His own likewise.  Christ’s flesh, then, is of David’s seed. Since He is of the seed of David in consequence of Mary’s flesh, He is therefore of Mary’s flesh because of the seed of David. In what way so ever you torture the statement, He is either of the flesh of Mary because of the seed of David, or He is of the seed of David because of the flesh of Mary. The whole discussion is terminated by the same apostle, when he declares Christ to be “the seed of Abraham.” And if of Abraham, how much more, to be sure, of David, as a more recent progenitor! For, unfolding the promised blessing upon all nations in the person7247

    7247 In nomine: or, “for the sake of.”

    of Abraham, “And in thy seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed,” he adds, “He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”7248


    Npnf-201 iii.viii.iv Pg 24

    Edersheim Bible History

    Lifetimes ix.xv Pg 5.3

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 1

    VERSE 	(5) - 

    Isa 55:11 Ro 2:16 2Co 4:3 Ga 1:8-12; 2:2 2Th 2:14 2Ti 2:8


    God Rules.NET