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The Apostle Paul was one of the leaders of early Christianity, founder of many Christian congregations, and the author of several "letters" now found in the New Testament.

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Trophimus left sick

Could it be possible that Paul's inability to heal Trophimus was because he was now unable to be used as a 'conduit' for God's Holy Spirit Power ? Does his request for his 'cloak' to be brought to him ...
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Philippians 3:5—Paul’s description of his advantages “in the flesh"

I’m seeking an understanding of the list in Philippians 3:3-6 ESV, especially vv 5-6 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Jesus taught that all believers who receive him will not be judged as they have already passed from death to life. John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who ...
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Why did Paul say "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say..." in 1 Cor 7:12?

According to 2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God", why Paul said "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say" in 1 Cor 7:12?
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

Why does Paul dilute and change God's Moral Law requirement of mankind (Mt. 5:17-20) for the Gentiles to four other requirements instead (Acts 15:19-21, 28-29), calling the Decalogue a yoke upon the ...
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What differentiates the Epistles and books of the Bible from the Books of Our Christian Authors?

Paul says this statement in one of his letters ... Yet in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God. 1 Cor 7:40 Can I not also make that ...
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In 1 Corinthians 2:16 is Paul saying that Isaiah 40:13 does *not* apply to Christ?

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 - KJV Paul quotes here Isaiah 40:13 from the LXX: Who has known the mind of the ...
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Did Paul assert the status of his own writings as scripture when he declared in 2 Timothy 3:16 that "All scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV: 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be ...
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Do any secular scholars affirm that 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 is an early creed?

In 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, St. Paul provides us with an early historical creed, this creed was something that St. Paul tells us that he had received (1 Corinthians 15:3) and lists those who were ...
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Lay a good foundation for the future, How?

Paul urges his fellow Christians to lay a good foundation for the future and to take hold of real life. 1 Timothy 6:19 Darby Translation 19 "laying by for themselves a good foundation for the ...
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Does Paul mean that Peter's wife traveled with the Twelve and Jesus, along with other women in the group?

We know that several women traveled with Jesus and the Twelve throughout the 3 1/2 year ministry of Jesus, taking care of their needs: And it happened that soon afterward He was going around from one ...
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Who are the dead in Christ in 1 Thessalonians 4:16?

I have used commentaries on biblehub.com so far to find the answer to: Who are the dead in Christ in 1 Thessalonians 4:16? For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the ...
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What is meant by shame in Romans 10:11

‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭11‬ ‭NET For the scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” ‬‬ What does shame mean here given that elsewhere in the book of Romans Paul mentions being ...
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Was Saul a Roman soldier?

During the time when Jesus Christ lived, the region was under Roman rule. Palestine, where Jesus was born and preached, was part of the Roman Empire. Therefore, the military presence in the region was ...
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How should we understand Paul's usage of the word "law" in these passages?

Romans 7:23 KJV But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Romans 8:2 KJV For the law of the ...
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Why is it generally assumed that the thorn in Paul's flesh was not a literal σκόλοψ?

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above ...
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If Paul was raised at the feet of Gamaliel, why did he persecute the church?

Acts 22:3 I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city (Jerusalem). At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral law and was zealous for God. In Acts 5 ...
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How long (as in weeks, months, years) did Paul persecute the Church for? Is there an estimated timeframe that is agreed upon by most theologians?

Did Paul persecute the Church for years, or was the timeframe shorter, as in months? What do most scholars believe regarding this? Acts 8:3 (BLB) - But Saul was destroying the church. Entering houses ...
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What was blasphemy from Paul's perspective before his conversion?

Acts 26:11 New English Translation I punished[a] them often in all the synagogues[b] and tried to force[c] them to blaspheme. Because I was so furiously enraged[d] at them, I went to persecute[e] ...
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Is 1 Cor. 7:36-38 a good example of a culturally based commandment?

Most people in the West see asking for a blessing before marriage as respectful of the feelings of a father, not respectful of a right. However, in the passage of 1 Cor. 7:36-38, Paul seems to be ...
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Impact of rejecting Paul’s apostleship [closed]

What would be the implications of rejecting Paul as a true apostle? If we were to reject his letters, how much of a impact would that have on the Christianity we know today?
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Paul’s Encounter

Is there any historical evidence to date around what time Paul encountered Jesus? I’ve heard it said that he acually encountered him in 37 AD when Jesus m was still alive (granted, I’m pretty sure, ...
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Is being “in Christ” mysticism by Paul? [closed]

I’ve seen Albert Schweitzer write a book about the “mysticism of paul” and how being “ in Christ “ is a mystical a mystical teaching by Paul. Is this true ?
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Is the Benjamite Prophecy about Paul? [closed]

Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil (Genesis 49:27). I’ve recently stumbled across a yt channel that believes Paul was a ...
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Does Paul seeing Jesus physically after his ascension Violate Matthew 24?

Jesus says that when he returns different things will happen with regards to the events of the last days . In Matthew 24:26 it says if someone claims to have seen him in the wilderness, not to believe ...
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Are there any reasonable non-traditional interpretations of Romans 13 and similar "submit to the authorities" passages?

I can't make any coherent sense of the submission to government passages in the Bible like Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-17, and Titus 3:1. I understand that there is a practical element to these ...
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hilasterion as a mercy seat

Many have attempted to say that the hilasterion is a 'mercy seat' but the word ilios does not mean 'mercy'. That word is eleos. Strong 1656. What does this Ilios mean and how does it differ from ...
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What was Paul talking about when he wrote Romans 13:1-7?

Romans 13:1-7 NET 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God. 2 So ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

Paul makes an allegorical interpretation of Mosaic law of Deuteronomy 25:4: 1 Corinthians 9: 8-10 NIV 8 Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9 For it is ...
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The apostle Paul and 2 Corinthians 12:7

I have seen many commentaries on the 'thorn' but none that give any attention to the messenger of Satan. 2 Corinthians 12:7 NASB Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this ...
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What is Paul telling us about those dead in Christ?

1 Cor 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Does 'asleep' determine that Christian dead do not go to heaven, their spirits go to ...
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Is there any connection between the words "Nazarene" and "Nazarite"?

In Acts 24:5–18 Paul was accused of being the "leader of the sect of the Nazarenes". Some scholars assume that the term "Nazarite" which means consecrated, originated the name of ...
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Why does Paul not request removing those teaching a serious theological error in 1 Cor. 15:12?

In 1 Cor. 15:12 Paul writes: Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? (ESV) But Paul gives no disciplinary action to ...
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How should "often" be understood in 1 Corinthians 11:25-26?

1 Corinthians 11:25-26 YLT 25 In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, as often as ye may drink it -- to the remembrance of me;' ...
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Why would Paul consider Eve sinned before Adam?

In Genesis 3:6, Adam was apparently with Eve together when Eve was deceived by the serpent. 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also ...
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How can we tell what our gifting, calling and anointing are? [closed]

What is gifting, calling and anointing of the Holy Spirit
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Was the breaking of bread in Acts 20:7 a recurring activity that the disciples did every first day and was this a church service?

Does the text reveal whether this event was a one-time activity.
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Does Paul have the holy spirit? [closed]

Yes Romans 9:1 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit Acts 13:9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked ...
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Why does Acts not mention the deaths of Peter and Paul?

As far as we know, Peter and Paul died in Rome in the mid 60s. According to most scholars the Book of Acts is dated to 80+, sometimes as late as 120. Given how often the book mentions Peter and ...
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Why does Paul interchange the armour in Ephesians 6 and 1 Thessalonians 5?

. When advising the church at Ephesus the apostle Paul tells them to put on the breastplate of righteousness Name KJV Ephesians 6 : 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and ...
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Saul and Persecution

Acts 8:1-3 NIV 1 On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and ...
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What does “in part” mean in Romans 11:25

“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,”...
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What is the significance of Hellenists/Greeks in Acts 9:29?

And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists [Ἑλληνιστάς]. But they were seeking to kill him. (Acts 9:29, ESV) This is in Jerusalem, and it is obviously that this verse points out Hellenistic (...
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To what does Paul refer when he said "Higher Powers" in Romans 13:1?

Would Paul's comment include all tyrannical governments without the people rising up against them? Rom 13:1 (BLB) Let every soul be subject to the authorities being above him. For there is no ...
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Why did Saul the Roman and also not being of the Sadducees sect express his disbelief in the resurrection? [closed]

Why do you people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead? Of course, I myself was convinced that it was necessary to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus the Nazarene. Acts 26:8-9 ...
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Someone who could have considered Paul a false witness of Christ's resurrection and for what reasons?

1 Corinthians 15:15 KJV Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
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Did Saul the Roman know Jesus before he was killed? [closed]

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 2 Corinthians 5:16 KJV. When could it have happened?
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Does Acts 21:20–26 tell us that it is OK for a Christian Jew to continue to observe Jewish rituals?

Does Acts 21:20–26 tell us that it is OK for a Christian Jew to continue to observe Jewish rituals? Paul's letter to the Galatians tells us that Gentile Christians do not need to keep the Law of Moses ...
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Why was it Abagus who prophesied about Paul's arrest in Acts 21:11? [closed]

We are told that Paul stayed with Philip the evangelist who had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. Acts 21:8-9 NLT Then we went on to Caesarea and stayed at the home of Philip the Evangelist, ...
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What did Paul entrust God to guard?

2 Timothy 1:12 NASB For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until ...
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