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That's difficult to say. There are indications that Paul thought his letters were not to be taken as "gospel": But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you ...


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It's interesting to know what the famous guys before us have said about the "verum etiamsi nos" (Gal 1:8 VUL). They've seen it … … as a "hyperbolice dictum" Usually, the church fathers called this passage a "hyperbolice dictum" (a "hyperbolic word"). The apostles could never really have turned away from the true doctrine. For instance Hieronymus:1 ...


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Paul is at pains in Galatians to show that his message comes directly from Jesus Christ. He insists in 1:1 that he is an apostle (one sent) not from/by men, but by Jesus. The narrative he gives in 1:11-24 is intended to show that it was Jesus who commissioned him, not the apostles in Jerusalem. In 2:6, When he finally goes to meet with the "pillars" in ...


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Whether Paul anticipated that his letters would be collected together in the form we have them today we cannot know for sure (as he does not tell us). However I think it is clear that Paul believed that he was carried along by the Holy Spirit as he wrote his letters - this is indicated explicitly in 1 Corinthians 7:40 Yet in my judgment she is happier if ...


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"And God said, Let us make (נַֽעֲשֶׂ֥ה: accomplish H6213) man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Genesis 1:26 The authority YHVH has given Yeshua is the authority God ...



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