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Is Paul describing "the Body of Christ" (Church) as it should be today, or just as it should be in the First Century, 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27.?

In several of his letters, Paul described the Church as the Body of Christ where each disciple was a part, a member of it. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have ...
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In Philippians 2:6, is this controversial proposal a viable translation? [closed]

Philippians 2:5-6 as rendered in the ESV translation: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing ...
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Does Matthew 6:11 say, "Give us this day our daily bread" or "Give us this day our spiritual bread"?

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed is thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, ...
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Ephesians 4:12 Is building up the body of Christ a job for the apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers or for the saints at large?

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to ...
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Did Jesus's body decay while in the grave? (Acts 13:34)

We see in multiple passages that his body did not experience decay: Acts 13:35-37: 35 So also, He says in another Psalm: ‘You will not let Your Holy One see decay.’ 36 For when David had served God’s ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 15:50,53 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 53 For this perishable body must put on the ...
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What is the significance of Christ being human? [closed]

I appreciated the ideas shared on this platform around the 'water and the blood' from 1 John 5. The text I refer to is: 1 John 5:6. This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the ...
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What is the primary method/meaning in “test” in Psalms 11:5?

What does it mean that the Lord tests the righteous? I know for some other Christians this seems easy for them to interpret but for me I am curious about the exact definition. Thanks! “The Lord ...
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The Relevance of Bread and Wine [closed]

It's very known that before eating and drinking (that will be quoted respectively), jewish people have the habit to say Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam hamotzi lehem min ha’aretz. which ...
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What is the meaning behind Acts 2:44-45?

In Acts 2:44-45 (KJV) one reads 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. Does ...
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In Christ - believers remain One (εἷς) non-ethnic genderless body [Galatians 3:27-28], unless it helps to be Jewish [Acts 21] or Roman [Acts 22]?

In Galatians 3:27-28 [NASB], Paul claims all baptized in Christ lose ethnicity and gender.

 [27] For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. [28] There is ...
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Jesus denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39), yet God is spirit (John 4:24). Can we connect the dots and conclude that Jesus is not God?

Jesus denied being a spirit in Luke 24:39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” (Luke 24:...
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What’s God’s purpose David was talking about in psalm 57:2

Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every ...
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Did Judas drink at the Last Supper?

In reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John about the Last Supper, it's clear that Judas received the sop/morsel/bread. Everything in the numerous Bible versions in https://biblehub.com/ seems to support ...
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What does it mean to be one εν spirit with the Lord in 1 Corinthians 6:17

How should this verse be understood exactly? Is there now only one spirit? Or two united spirits? (And where is the location of this spirit exactly? Inside the believer perhaps?) “But he who is ...
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Did Jesus’ spirit return into the same old crucified body?

The spirit of Jesus leaves his body that was prepared for him Heb10:5 “Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed ...
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Who does John the Baptist say will receive the "Holy Ghost"?

Matthew chapter 3 verses 7-12 give the account of John the Baptist's confrontation with the Pharisees and Sadducees regarding the reason why he was baptizing people. He gave them a warning to repent ...
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Is the sect of 'the Way' in Acts 24:14 the same as the sect of 'the Nazarenes' in Acts 24:5?

In Acts 24:14, Paul said that the Jews identifies 'the Way' as a sect. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing ...
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Didn't Cleopas see Jesus’ nail marks?

When Jesus appeared to some and then all 11 disciples, he told then to look at his hands, side and feet. (e.g. Luke 24:39, John 20:20, 27) Prior to that, when Jesus appeared to and told the women to ...
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1 Cor 12:22-25 — 'weaker'? 'less honorable'? 'unpresentable'?

22 On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our ...
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What does it mean when it says that Christ is "the head of the body"?

In Gen. 2:23, we see that Chavva (Eve) was taken out of Adam, built from his rib, and concerning her, Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called "Woman" (Ishah)...
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"That they may be one, even as we are one" in John 17:11

In John 17:11, Jesus prays that his disciples "may be one": 11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have ...
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