I rarely highlight individual words for mirror-reading, but there are some that I think would be beneficial to talk about about. Be sure to see my video about conjunctions here, but today I’m writing about universal terms such as “all” or those in the negative sense such as “none”.
When mirror-reading, if we come across a universal terms, it may imply certain things. If a Biblical writer uses the word “all”, then the false teachers may have been saying “not all, some or none” and vise versa. Some examples:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Were false teachers saying that only some things work together? Nothing works together? Check out my video on Romans 8:28 here.
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
Were false teachers saying that only some who loved the Lord Jesus have grace?
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Were false teachers saying that some are justified before God by the law?