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The surrounding verses give the answer. Paul expressed disappointment that he could not delve with these Christians into the deeply spiritual things of God. Why not? He tells us: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were ...


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It's frustrating when answers major on the time when Christ delivers the Kingdom to God the Father, instead of answering your question as to what 'delivering over' means. This question requires understanding of what the Kingdom is, and what Christ's kingship amounts to, and whether the 'delivering over' conflicts in any way with who the Father and the Son ...


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If 1 Cor 13:8 & 9 are taken as an argument for cessationism, then we have the following possibilities and consequences: That these are only rhetorical example of the totality of spiritual gifts in which case, ALL spiritual gifts ceased with the apostolic era including wisdom, faith (1 Cor 12:8), the distinguishing of spirits (1 Cor 12:10, contra, 1 John ...


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Where did this translation of 1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:8 originate? Doing a Google search for the phrase "If I have all the eloquence of men or of angels" led me to a parallel bible verse comparison page from BibleGateway. This page shows only three instances of the word "eloquence": J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) The New ...


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