I will base this answer on the premise that an activity cannot be a reason to be excluded from the kingdom of God unless there is something sinful about it. This is a premise that it is reasonable to hold in light of verses such as:
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities ...
2 Peter 2:4 explicitly states that angels have sinned.
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but rather, after he cast them into Tartarus into chains of darkness, He delivered [them] to be reserved for judgment.
Εἰ γὰρ ὁ θεὸς ἀγγέλων ἁμαρτησάντων οὐκ ἐφείσατο ἀλλὰ σειραῖς ζόφου ταρταρώσας παρέδωκεν εἰς κρίσιν τετηρημένους·
There seems to be an ...
This is an excellent question that has plagued the Christian church for millennia with copious arguments on both sides. What are the Biblical facts:
There is no explicit Biblical command against alcohol, except for Nazarenes like john the Baptist. Grape juice (in various forms) was an important part of the eastern diet both socially and physiologically. ...
1 Corinthians 15:36 uses the Greek word ἄφρων (aphrōn), which Strong's defines as:
properly, mindless, i.e. stupid, (by implication) ignorant, (specially) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (morally) unbelieving:—fool(-ish), unwise.
Matthew 5:22 uses the Greek word μωρός (mōros), which Strong's defines as:
dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (...
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that everyone being angry with his brother will be liable to the judgment, and whoever shall say to his brother 'Raca,' will be liable to the Sanhedrin. But whoever shall say, 'Fool!' will be liable to the Gehenna of fire.
Insults spoken in anger (which is what Matthew 5:22 seems to be explicitly about), and fatherly reproofs (...
There are several passages of scripture that reveal what happened such as Rev 12:7-9 -
7 Then a war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
8 But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. 9 And the great
dragon was hurled ...
It may be necessary here to distinguish between separating from a spouse while remaining married, and outright divorce - and that for adultery on the part of the one being divorced by the other. As your question shows, Paul was concerned that a couple "marry only in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 7:39).
Paul stated that it wasn't his opinion, but that ...
The question makes a leap of logic that is unwarranted.
In all the cases cited, Ex 17:17, Num 20:2, literal (as distinct from spiritual or figurative) water is in view.
This leaves us with 1 Cor 10:3 and John 4:10-14. During the conversation with the woman at Jacob's well, Jesus used the metaphor of water to teach about about divine grace and the gospel of ...
Let us first have a direct literal translation of 1 Cor 15:24-28:
 ειτα το τελος οταν παραδω την βασιλειαν τω θεω και πατρι οταν καταργηση πασαν αρχην και πασαν εξουσιαν και δυναμιν  δει γαρ αυτον βασιλευειν αχρις ου αν θη παντας τους εχθρους υπο τους ποδας αυτου  εσχατος εχθρος καταργειται ο θανατος  παντα γαρ υπεταξεν υπο τους ποδας αυτου ...
Most of these questions ask for subjective answers, but in the spirit of this site I will try to answer from a hermeneutical perspective. :)
Is there anything inherently wrong with alcohol or getting drunk?
There is no prohibition in scripture to the drinking of alcohol, but drunkenness. This does suggest that the drinking of alcohol itself is not inherently ...
At https://biblehub.com/1_corinthians/6-10.htm, 10 versions use the word "reviler" (G3060) and 10 versions use the word "abusers" or "abusive".
Berean Study Bible
nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
This Greek word appears another time in 1 Corinthians ...
Water is important to sustain life, in this way, Jesus was saying that He is the way to get everlasting life. He must have noticed the woman's will to learn about the events foretold. Her spiritual thirst was great.
Background info: Jews were not common to speak with Samaritans, and to speak to a woman was also frowned upon. Later in the story it says the ...
Jesus didn't say "blessed are those who believe with no evidence." He said "blessed are those who have not seen and still believe." We have the evidence of eye witnesses.
This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
(John 21:24, ESV)
3 For I ...
Paul is addressing the men in Roman Corinth as mentioned in 1 Corinthian 11 to not cover their head, a practice the Romans did by pulling the toga over the head. Both the turban and the toga cover the head but Aarons and his sons (Levites) they were consecrated, their whole outfit is in linen so to not cause sweat to defile the sacrifice, the turban must ...
The literal meaning of the Greek bapto is to "dip", "dye" (e.g. change color by dipping into a dye) or "immerse" (e.g. John 13.26) whereas the intensive baptiso is used in the NT only in the religious sense. From the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament:
The NT uses βάπτω only in the literal sense, in Lk. 16:24; Jn. 13:...
Earlier in the same book, we have 1 Corinthians 8:3
English Standard Version
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.
1 Corinthians 13:
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
I.e., fully known by God. I believe Paul is expressing the idea of seeing God ...
When shall we see Jesus "face to face"? The simplest direct answer is found in Rev 22:3, 4 -
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb
will be within the city, and His servants will worship Him. They
will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
To be with Jesus is the primary reward of the saved saints ...
In 1 Corinthians 5:11, Paul addresses the command to people who claim to be Christians.
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
Jesus ate with sinners who had not believed in ...
To demonstrate is to confirm. The confirmation or the demonstration is self evident to those observing. When Jesus was asked to heal the official’s son He made an odd statement
““Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.””
He then proceeds to tell the man that the son was healed. The man believes ...
If we dissect what is transpiring and the reasons why, maybe we could arrive at an answer to your question.
Praying intelligibly occurs when the soulish part of man is engaged in prayer. This takes place in the mind. The mind can process the words both to understand and to speak.
“What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind ...
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18) [ESV]
ויאמר יהוה אלהים לא־טוב היות האדם לבדו אעשה־לו עזר כנגדו
"Helper" is עזר, one who helps; other than Genesis 2:18, 20, it is never used to refer to only a woman or wife. The term is used 21 times and 16 are in reference ...
Read it in the larger context of 1 Corinthians 15:40–44:
There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
So also is the ...
human beings were created perfect in Genesis
Genesis does not say that.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
If everything was made perfect in the beginning, then why do human beings need to change their earthly bodies into spiritual/heavenly/angelic bodies?
[During his life] was Judas [labeled] a "Christian" ( Χριστιανούς )? - No.
Although Judas was listed as a disciple of Jesus in Luke 6:16, Judas would not have been labeled "Christian" since he was not alive to attend the church at Antioch - based on Acts 1:16-19.
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
Let's see the context.
1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
Paul was comparing man and ...
Paul is not talking about occasional drinkers or even about people who get drunk occasionally. He speaks of habitual drunkards. They are unproductive people like the one in
"They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"
Without God, ...
The list that includes ‘drunkenness’ are all indulgences of the flesh. They are all fulfilments of desires that originate from the physical ‘senses’, and pampering or submitting to them. And, their ‘source’ is the world. It’s the world meeting your (physical bodies and souls) needs.
Where as the kingdom of God has another ‘source’, - God. Via the Holy Spirit....
At your suggestion here is a longer series of comments about what the Bible teaches about man during death.
Mortal man is just that, and the soul can die. Eze 18:4, 20, 24, Gen 6:3, 1 Tim 6:15, 16.
Man is unconscious in death. Eccl 9:5, 6, 10, Ps 6:5, Isa 38:18, Ps 88:10. Thus, the Bible very often calls death a “sleep”; Matt 9:24, Mark 5:39, Luke 8:52, ...
“If one member suffers πασχει, all suffer συμπασχει together; if one member is honored δοξαζεται, all rejoice συγχαιρει together.”
1 Corinthians 12:26
Though in English the words are suffer and suffer the Greek illustrates a different picture. The two verbs translated suffer in English in the Greek are
• πασχει - this means to actually feel, undergo ...
How to understand 1 Timothy 2:9 in light of 1 Corinthians 11:15?
Consider another example: Suppose you are drawn to a certain style of dress that could possibly disturb some in the congregation. Yet, you may know of no specific Bible law that forbids it. What is God’s mind on the matter? The apostle Paul offered this inspired counsel: “The women should adorn ...