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Questions about the second letter of Paul to Timothy.

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What does "Scripture" refer to in 2 Timothy 3?

This is in follow-up to this Q & A Paul wrote the following passage in 2 Timothy 3: 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have ...
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Is there room for interpreting John 17:5 as Jesus having notional/ideal pre-existence in light of 2 Timothy 1:9?

This question is inspired by a Biblical Unitarian article on Jesus' Pre-Existence. The thesis defended by the article is that Jesus had notional or ideal pre-existence in God's mind rather than a ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgement. Jesus Judges no one: John 3:17, 18 - For God did not send the Son into the world ...
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Grammatically, is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 inclusive or exclusive?

This closely related question has an answer that tries to argue in a theological point of view. However, I would like to discuss this topic from a purely grammatical perspective. πᾶσα γραφὴ ...
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2 Timothy 2:13 - Impossibility for God?

I've been discussing the meaning of God's omnipotence with a friend. I have always understood it to mean that God can do anything, but not things that are outside of His nature (i.e., omnipotence ...
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Did Paul expect Timothy to see "the last days"?

In 2 Timothy, Paul warns Timothy as follows: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (ESV) 3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2  For people will be lovers of ...
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In 2 Timothy 2:16 to what false teaching is Paul referring when he says Hymenaeus and Philetus taught that "the resurrection has already happened"?

In 2 Timothy 2:16-18 (ESV) Paul writes: But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and ...
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To what do the "parchments" (and tangentially the "books") refer in 2 Tim 4:13?

The Scripture in Question In 2 Timothy 4:13 it says this (NKJV): Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments. The Greek is the ...
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Is 2 Timothy 3:16-7 intended to be inclusive or exclusive?

This text is generally held to be a touchstone of canonicity: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that ...
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Is there a contradiction between 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Acts 16:6-10?

I've heard cessationist arguments quoting Paul's teaching in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, to the effect that we have everything we need in the Bible, and that nothing beyond the Bible is required, given that ...
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Per Acts 5, Acts 11 and 2 Timothy 2, is repentance a gift?

Acts 5:31 (KJV) 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 11:18 (KJV) When they heard these ...
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2 Timothy 2:17-19 and God’s Foundation

I have my conviction of the doctrine of perseverance of the saints, yet, this passage seems to indicate that Hymenaeus & Philetus were never saved due to the contrast Paul gives about “God’s solid ...
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Is there a contradiction between John 20:29 and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 & 2 Timothy 4:6-8? Belief without seeing vs. Paul's supernatural experiences

John 20:29 (ESV) 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus appears to be saying that those who believe ...
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Is the following literary evidence, by Bart Ehrman against Pauline authorship, in the two letters to Timothy capable of other interpretations?

Bart D. Ehrman, in his book Forged writes about the letters to Timothy attributed to the Apostle Paul: Both letters have words and phrases in common not found in any of the other letters attributed ...
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2 Timothy 1:9 us in Christ Jesus before time began?

2 Timothy 1:9 Berean Study Bible He has saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works, but by His own purpose and by the grace He granted us in Christ Jesus before time began. ...
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