Previous posts insist that learning Greek by itself won’t help. Here follows a discussion I had with a visitor, a clear example of why Greek can be absolutely useless. The discussion may be also useful to those who are interested in the matter of baptism. It can be also useful as an example of how Protestants essentially keep the Catholic mentality!
I’m a bit puzzled. Are you teaching Ancient Greek or New Testament Greek, or both? You have texts for both, but Ancient Greek is to New Testament Greek what King James English is to modern English – for example Baptism in Ancient Greek meant immersion, but by the time the New Testament was written, the definition of the word had expanded to include sprinkling. Forgive me if you already know this, but surprisingly, many experienced church Pastors, even those fluent in Greek, do not, mistakenly insisting on Baptism by Immersion. I want to learn both Ancient and New Testament Greek, but I want to be sure which one I am studying at a given time.