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We should avoid the irony of division over the meaning of this text; however, it is most faithful to the text to see it as sarcasm. Paul is Rebuking the Corinthians It is not insignificant for demonstrating their position that Ciampa and Rosner note that Paul is rebuking the Corinthians. I would like to hear how the context plays into Dr. MacArthur's ...


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Just for fun, I'll chip in here. I had to write a brief, final paper for a course on NT studies in which I summarized a few different hermeneutical approaches to Philemon. The purpose of the paper was to simply demonstrate/summarize the approaches and not to definitively answer all questions regarding Philemon. Caveat completed. Paper Link Paul is ...


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Although Paul is known to use sarcasm, it is better to understand this as a straightforward statement. First, the term used through the letter for the divisions for which he is rebuking them is σχίσμα (schisma), which means to tear and is where we get our term schism. In verse 19, however, Paul uses the term αἵρεσις (heresies) which is where we get our term ...


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"And I believe it in part, for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. " The bold phrase And I believe it in part is an indication that Paul himself recognizes the statement as both true and false. It is false since we have been commanded to be 'one' and to have no divisions. We are 'one body' as ...



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