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|NASB||Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,|
|Titus 2:13 awaiting and confidently expecting the [fulfillment of our] blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,|
|Bible Question: Is Sharp's rule of the article valid as a way to equate God with Jesus in Titus 2:13? Titus 2:11-14 is a lectionary reading for Christmas eve in year A.|
Bible Answer: ipl,
Fine catch. The rule most certainly does apply to Titus 2:13. The only reason somebody might argue otherwise is that the rule doesn't apply to proper names, and they try to suggest that Theos is a proper name. However, William Wallace explains on page 272 in Greek Grammar beyond the basics why Theos, for the purpose of Granville-sharpe rule does not count as a proper name. Preach it with boldness sir! Among the most clearly stateted affirmations that Christ is God in scripture!
In Christ, Beja