The Berean Expositor
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or it may be spoken of as being called from "darkness to light" (I Pet. 2: 9); or yet again
it may be spoken of as a turning "from Satan unto God" (Acts 26: 18); or once again it
can be described as a deliverance from "the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God" (Rom. 8: 15). The word `there' while used as an adverb
of place in English, is also used idiomatically in such statements as "There's a dear",
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead" and in other ways. It should be remembered
that the word here in II Cor. 3: 17 is the adverb `there' "in that place", and when
reading the sentence a slight stress should be put on the words "where" and "there". This
leads us to verse 18, the open face, the seeing through a glass darkly, the change, and the
transition "from glory to glory" which are important enough to demand a study to