Author: Ron Graham
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Note —DENOMINATION: from the Latin denominare which means to name, especially to indicate a separate class within a whole. Church denominations have no basis the New Testament. Christians should not wear names invented by men nor belong to their schisms.
Note —EPHRAIM: the name of a major territory of the northern kingdom of Israel. In some cases “Ephraim” is used as an equivalent to Israel, and stands for all ten mainly northern territories that broke away from Judah and Benjamin. Ephraim and Manasseh were sons of Joseph.
Note —ONLY BEGOTTEN: unique, one of a kind. Jesus is the “only begotten” Son of God, yet “all who are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14). Isaac was not Abraham’s only son, but the “only begotten” son of promise (Hebrews 11:17).
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