Feb
2013

The Greek word anthropoktonos

Found just three times in the New Testament (Jn. 8:44Jn. 8:44
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

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; 1 Jn. 3:151 Jn. 3:15
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15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

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), the Greek noun “anthropoktonos” meant “murderer.”  Jesus described Satan as a “murderer” (Jn. 8:44Jn. 8:44
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

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).  Christians who “hate” their brethren are murderers and thus do not have “eternal life” (1 Jn. 3:151 Jn. 3:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

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).