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This is a great question, in order to answer the question there is a lot to consider with regard to the order of the books. There seems to be a lot of agreement that the letters were sent in the order that we read them in the scriptures, so I won't deal with that, but when I try to see how it could be the other way around (ie. 2 Thes and then 1 Thes) What ...


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I don't think so. The return of Christ can't be reasonably connected to Rosh Hashanah because the shofar was blown on many other occasions as well, including war. Besides, it is more likely that the trumpets your mention would be understood by ancient Jews as the 'silver trumpets' blown daily by the priests in the temple. We can't tell in the Greek which ...


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I believe that in that particular reference, Paul is giving personal advice based on wisdom and is still to be accepted as inspired by the Holy Spirit. Taken in context (so perhaps a Socio-Rhetorical Critical Hermeneutic), he is ensuring that this piece of advice is not taken as on par with the very word of the "Lord." He is differentiating pieces of advice ...


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We miss the point if we understand that Paul's advice is that a single person should remain single or get married depending on circumstances. His 'inspired' advice is a commentary on the command to "be fruitful and multiply". Paul is saying that fruitfulness and multiplying does not refer to bearing children in the flesh, but in serving Christ. He ...


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Yes, it is inspired (2 Tim 3:15-17). In 1 Cor 7:25, Paul isn't saying that the next words don't come from God, but that he is not quoting Torah, either written or oral.


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We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Greek 'work' (εργου) signifies external 'acts' done by people, which can be good or evil. In contrast to this 'labour' (κοπου) does not focus on the 'thing' itself but in the 'effort' behind ...


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According to the Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (with judicious editing by me), the Greek phrase from which we get the English phrase "to possess one's own vessel" is probably better translated "how to acquire (get for himself) his own vessel"; that is, that each Christian man should have his own wife so as to avoid fornication (see 1 ...


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There are many theological reasons for answering one way or another, but theology aside, I think there are some very important hermeneutical reasons for saying no. What not to do When we interpret symbols, it is very important that we interpret them in context. It is very poor procedure to attempt to assign symbolic meaning to a word everywhere it appears ...



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