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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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Does St Paul make contradicting statements in 1 Cor 11:17-19?

We read in 1 Cor 11:17-19: In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there ...
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Where in the Torah does it claim male effeminacy as a sin?

1 Cor 6:9 says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of ...
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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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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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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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Why does Paul use the helmet and breastplate as metaphors in 1 Thess? [closed]

I am having trouble understanding the use of a military garments in Paul's letter in 1st Thess. 1 Thess 5:8 - But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and ...
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In Matthew 28:18 is Jesus making a statement about His deity which is developed further by Paul and in Revelation?

In his book Christ Before Creeds, Jeff Deuble states "the Trinitarian construct has some inherent scriptural or logical inconsistencies and contradictions which cannot be easily ignored."1 ...
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"God our savior, who desires all people to be saved" Is the Greek clear on whether this desire is God's, the Savior's, or they are one unit?

1 Timothy 2:3–4 says: "This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" τοῦτο καλὸν καὶ ...
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In Romans 8:9 is Paul assuming that Christ is God?

I found similar questions asked on Romans 8:9, but none asked with this focus, One was even closed for lack of focus. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit [πνεύματι], if in fact the ...
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Who are the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places in Ephesians 3:10? [duplicate]

Ephesians 3:10 NIV His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, Who are these rulers and ...
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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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With respect to Second Temple monotheism, what is the significance of the phrase "God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ?"

Judaism may question Paul's belief in God as was practiced after the exile because of statements which are easily understood to state the deity of Christ (Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 1:12, ...
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How do you interpret "believes all things" in 1 Cor. 13:7?

Robertson has: Believeth all things (παντα πιστευει [panta pisteuei]). Not gullible, but has faith in men. -- Robertson, A. T. (1933). Word Pictures in the New Testament (1 Cor. 13:7). Broadman Press....
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What does 'one' refer to in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

αλλ ημιν εις θεος ο πατηρ εξ ου τα παντα και ημεις εις αυτον και εις κυριος ιησους χριστος δι ου τα παντα και ημεις δι αυτου [TR - undisputed - Stephanus, Beza, Elzevir and Scrivener : all identical] ...
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Would ἀγάπη in 1 Cor. 13 be better translated חֶסֶד in Hebrew translations rather than אַהֲבָה?

I hope we can tolerate a translation question into another language besides English, especially since some people here know Hebrew. It is even the 1st language for some here. אַהֲבָה is the most ...
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Is there significance to the gifts being anarthrous in 1 Cor. 12:8-10?

While the gifts of the Spirit or should I say gifts of the Spirit, in 1 Cor. 12:8-10 are anarthrous in Greek, many are translated with the definite article the in this passage. The use of λόγος (word ...
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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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1 Corinthians 16:13 - act like men?

1 Corinthians 16:3 ESV, 13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. The Greek text for the emboldened phrase above is: ἀνδρίζεσθε - (andrizesthe) The ESV appears to translate it ...
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What’s the self awareness of Paul re his office of “Apostle of Gentiles”?

What’s the nature of the self awareness of Paul regarding his office of “Apostle of Gentiles”? Can we say that in Paul’s mind he is appointed the office singularly or exclusively as no one else can ...
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Which Preposition is Used Concerning Paul's Body in Galatians 6:17?

KJV From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. NIV (and others) From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. ...
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Does Phil. 2:10-11 describe Jesus Christ as God?

This verse seems to obviously say that Jesus Christ is to be worshipped, not only by people but by all of creation.  ...so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and ...
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Does 1 Timothy 6:16 eliminate the idea that anyone has ever seen God?

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and ...
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What does Paul mean by 'one word' in Galatians 5:14?

Galatians 5:14 KJV 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. What does one word mean in the above text?
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Is 1 Corinthians 13:9-12 a literary structure?

KJV 1 Corinthians 13 : 9 - 12 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as ...
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Who had 'turned away' from Paul in 2 Timothy 1:15?

You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, and among them Phy′gelus and Hermog′enes. Many commentators interpret this to refer to those who were with Paul in Rome but had now ...
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What scriptures shows that Jesus will still utterly save those who once professed trust in Jesus and yet lived in ungodliness? [closed]

Considering the following Scriptures: Ephe 2:8, 9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. ...
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Arguments for/against the Pauline authorship of NT prohibitions against women speaking in church - 1 Cor. 14:34, 1 Tim. 2:12 [closed]

Note: This question focuses on authorship, not the meaning of the verses. 1 Timothy 2:12 "I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent." 1 Corinthians 14:...
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Was Paul really still a Pharisee? Acts 23:6

This is not meant as a "yes or no" question. Rather I hope to learn what biblical texts/interpretations give us an insight into how Paul thought of himself in relation to pharisaic Judaism, ...
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Did Paul call Timothy "my own son in the faith" or "a true child in the faith"?

In the KJV, 1 Timothy 1:2 says: Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith... In the English translation in The Interlinear Bible (called "King James II Version") (TIB), however, it says: to ...
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What is the internal & external evidence for the authorship/inclusion of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and what evidence is against its inclusion? [duplicate]

We read: “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their ...
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How does the NLT translates Galatians 3:20?

Galatians 3:20 NLT Now a mediator is needed if two people enter into an agreement, but God acted on his own when he made his promise to Abraham. KJV Galatians 3 : 20 Now a mediator is not a ...
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how can we infer/induce/deduce that ( 2 Corinthians 6:14 ) bible verse's use of "yoked"/ "bound" / "close association" does refer to marriage?

( Related Posting:   2 Corinthians 6:14 - What does "Unequally Yoked" mean? ) ( 2 Corinthians 6:14 ) King James Bible Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what ...
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What does 2 Corinthians 6:8 mean?

"as deceivers, and yet true" If I am reading this passage correctly, it is describing believers in a series of comparisons, first how the world sees us and then how we should actually be. ...
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How does Paul say God separated him from his mother's womb in Galatians 1:15?

Galatians 1:15 KJV But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, How does Paul say he was separated in his mother's womb and called by grace yet he ...
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Why is σεμνός (semnos) translated as "honest" or "honorable" in Philippians 4:8?

Why is σεμνός (semnos, Strong's number G4586) translated as "honest" (KJV) or "honorable" (WEB) in Philippians 4:8? In the three other verses where σεμνός is used (1 Timothy 3:8, ...
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The Whole Church?

Acts 5:11 (ESV): And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things. Acts 15:22 (ESV): Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to ...
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What does Paul mean by 'another Jesus'? 2 Cor 11:4

For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, this you ...
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Why doesn't Paul say "the fruit of the flesh" instead of "the works of the flesh" in Galatians 5:19?

Galatians 5:19-23 ESV 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, ...
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Based on 1 Corinthians 9:20-21, Why is Paul allowed to be hypocritical of Peter's social skills in Galatians 2:11-12?

In Galatians 2:11-12, Paul claims Peter should be scorned for acting like a gentile with gentiles, and jew with jews: for before certain men came from James, he [Peter] would eat with the Gentiles; ...
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Does Romans 7:2-3 implicitly condemn polyandry as adulterous?

To set up a point about a Christian's relationship to the law, Paul first gives the following illustration of marriage in Romans 7:2-3 (NKJV, emphasis mine): For the woman who has a husband is bound ...
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Is Paul implying the death penalty in 1 Corinthians 5:13?

In 1 Corinthians 5:5, handing over to satan for the destruction of the flesh is usually taken metaphorically as in removing the immoral man from the church. However, in 5:13 Paul says “remove the ...
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Does 'of us' relate to both 'word' and 'epistle' (2 Thess 2:15)?

αρα ουν αδελφοι στηκετε και κρατειτε τας παραδοσεις ας εδιδαχθητε ειτε δια λογου ειτε δι επιστολης ημων [Stephanus TR 1550] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been ...
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Exactly when did Paul repent... before or after he was saved?

There is absolutely no question that Paul did repent (i.e., had a change of direction in his heart), as is clearly attested to in scripture. Therefore, the question being raised isn't really an issue ...
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When did Paul's repentance (i.e., change of heart) and salvation occur? On the road to Damascus, or only after being baptized in Damascus?

The traditional way in which any Israelite was to be saved, was to first repent (and be baptized) as evidenced in both the preaching of John the Baptist (Mark 1:4,15) and that of Peter (Acts 2:38; 3:...
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The logos in Titus 2:5

Titus 2:5 (ESV), 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. The Greek text of the phrase emboldened above is ὁ ...
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Does the doctrine of Paul coincide with the doctrine of Jesus? [closed]

The doctrines of Jesus are in the four Gospels. The doctrines of Paul are in the Pauline epistles. Many people have pondered this very thing. Do they agree? If so how? Give reasons. If not then how ...
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What is the best translation of Ephesians 2:15? [duplicate]

Ephesians 2:15 YLT the enmity in his flesh, the law of the commands in ordinances having done away, that the two he might create in himself into one new man, making peace, Ephesians 2:15 KJV Having ...
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Different measures of Christ's grace in Ephesians 4:7?

Ephesians 4:7 ASV But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ Having said we are one spirit and one body Ehesians 4:4 ASV There is one body, and one ...
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