New Living Translation
How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
King James Bible
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Darby Bible Translation
Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?
World English Bible
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?
Young's Literal Translation
so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 Are ye so thoughtless - As not to consider what you have yourselves experienced? Having begun in the Spirit - Having set out under the light and power of the Spirit by faith, do ye now, when ye ought to be more spiritual, and more acquainted with the power of faith, expect to be made perfect by the flesh? Do you think to complete either your justification or sanctification, by giving up that faith, and depending on the law, which is a gross and carnal thing when opposed to the gospel?
LibraryThe Work of the Holy Spirit
This evening, however, I shall run away from my text somewhat. Having just in a few words endeavored to explain the meaning of the whole sentence, I intend only this evening to dwell upon the doctrine which incidentally the apostle teaches us. He teaches us that we begin in the Spirit--"Having begun in the Spirit" I have already illustrated the whole text sufficiently for our understanding if God the Holy Spirit shall enlighten us; and I shall now, I say, confine myself to the thought that Christians …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Curse Removed
Ephesians ii. 8
The Critical Reconstruction of the History of the Apostolic Age.
However, if righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things and act like other sinners, should they be allowed to live? No, of course not! All their righteous acts will be forgotten, and they will die for their sins.
Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ.
Have you experienced so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it?
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