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Questions about two or more of the pastoral epistles of Paul (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon)

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Difference between prophecy and preaching relating to women. Acts 21:9, Philips daughters [closed]

I believe women can be used in ministry. God's plan being a man as a preacher but at times using women, as Lydia in Acts foundation of the church at Philippi. But I am having a struggle with Acts 21:...
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1 Samuel 16:1-13 was David anointed in the horn because of his purpose?

1 Sam 16:13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah. Was ...
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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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In 2 Timothy 4:7 does the word "τετήρηκα" translated as "kept" means "defending the faith" or "observing the faith"?

The Strong's Greek define τηρέω (root word) as "guard" or "observe"Click here for Strong's Greek word definition In light of this definition, does Paul talks about defending the faith or simple ...
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In 1 Timothy 4:3-5 is the reference to the LOGOU THEOU is he referring to the Torah?

1Ti 4:3-5 KJV - 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of ...
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What evidence suggests that Paul was not the author of Titus?

I am aware that only a minority of critical scholars recognize Paul as the author of Titus. What I am not sure of is why. Does "the author" say something in the letter that sounds "non-Pauline"? Does ...
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In 2 Timothy 2:15 what is meant by "rightly dividing the word of truth"?

In 2 Tim 2:15 we read: KJV Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. SBLGNT σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι ...
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Difference among "Word", "word" and "Doctrine"

I heard that there are difference among "Word", "word" and "Doctrine". Please notice "Word" has a capital letter "W". I feel that sometimes "word" and "Word" are used mixedly in the Bible. For ...
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Difference between "work" and "labour" in 1 Thessalonians 1:3

1 Thessalonians 1:3 states (NIV):  We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus ...
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Why do the Pastorals warn about genealogies?

In both 1 Timothy 1:4 and Titus 3:9 Paul warns his students against "endless genealogies." Obviously the Bible itself contains genealogies, even in the Gospels, so it seems like there must be ...
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How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?

According to my own reading and Wikipedia: On the basis of their language, content, and other factors, the Pastoral Epistles are today widely regarded as not having been written by the Apostle Paul,...
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