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Metaphysical meaning of Philetus (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Philetus (mbd)
Philetus, phi-le'-tus (Gk.)--amiable; lovable; beloved.

Evidently a Christian convert. Paul warned Timothy against him because of his erroneous teaching about the resurrection (II Tim. 2:17).

Meta. A thought in the higher, religious consciousness of man that is agreeable, lovable, harmonious, and pleasing (amiable, lovable, beloved). It is established in love, but has not unified itself with wisdom. It has not, therefore, as yet acquired true understanding of the resurrection and life in Christ. Thus it is in error; it misses the mark and is a hindrance to faith in the teaching that resurrection and life are now demonstrable.

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