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PostSubject: Who is this Diotrephes?   Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:19 pm

Who is this Diotrephes? He is discussed in 3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
I have been pondering this but have no true answers. Perhaps an elder of the congregation? Who knows.
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PostSubject: Re: Who is this Diotrephes?   Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:17 am

well, from what I've been able to research, his name in Greek means 'fed by G-d' and is supposedly not a common name. Actually that is a more exceptable version, as the Greeks had their own G-d which was not ours, it really means

Nourished by Jupiter or Zeus even

I think by reading about this man that his spirit is very prevalent today in many churches and messianic congregations. it is fed by apostasy, under the guise of love and the right spirit, but the fruits so otherwise.

Why your fascination with him?

If he was not an elder, he certainly was striving to be one by force, thinking that it would bring him earthly glory, which is contrary to Yeshua's and thus Johns teachings.
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