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For a good back-ground on this question, see https://www.gotquestions.org/gift-interpreting-tongues.html as note by the OP in a comment above. There are two broad classes of people who understand 1 Cor 14 differently: That Acts 2 and 1 Cor 14 describe the same gift of tongues and thus, the person speaking understands what is being said ina foreign language. ...


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Is there any value in “giving thanks with one's spirit” when the person doing the thanksgiving lacks the gift of interpretation of tongues? While this may be an unpopular answer, no one now possesses such gifts the way they were initially bestowed by the apostles in the first century. 1 Corinthians 13:8: "[If] there are gifts of prophecy, they will be ...


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You are making the assumption that there was none! In fact, an analysis of the text would show that there was some interpretation of tongues going, at least to some extent. For example, see In Acts 2:6, was the miracle in the speaking or the hearing at Pentecost? There are two separate gifts being discussed in 1 Cor 14 as far as tongues are concerned: The ...


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Since I was the one who (perhaps unwisely) reopened this topic it seems only fair that I should put my own views out for scrutiny as well. This will not be a popular post. I do not claim that my interpretation is proved by the Bible (I’m actually wary of claims--on this topic--of Biblical proof); rather, I claim that it is consistent with the Bible. Asleep ...


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This question is awkwardly phrased, because of the connotation ‘possessed’, possesses in the modern English language. Let’s first establish who removing of demons was intended for. “And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:26‬ ‭ The children are intended to be believers, or children of the ...


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The Bible speaks with full consistency regarding the Godhead. It clearly teaches us that God is One, and that it is the Father who is God. In Jesus' own prayer for his disciples he says: These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him ...


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Can a Christian be possessed by a demon? Although I tend to believe that demon possession was strictly a first century phenomenon, the acts of certain sociopaths or psychopaths are clearly demonic. Note that I stop short with their acts, as I wonder if it is prudent to go claim "possession". Certainly, some (most?) unconscionable deeds can be ...


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A Christian is such, according to Rom 8:9 - You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. By contrast, a person controlled by a demon is called, NOT a Christian but a "demoniac" (δαιμονίζομαι) as per Matt 4:24, 8:...


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Can you kindly explain [the following] verse in detail? 1 Corinthians 8:6: "[For] us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him." Please note that I attempted to answer your similar, previous question yesterday here. Welcome to the ...


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All I know is Jesus didnt drink nor did he eat pork. So that being said I dont know why it's a debate. If the "son" of god did not drink and you follow his teachings, then you shouldn't drink. Peace


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It means the spirit of the prophets, (those called to be such) are subject to the words of the prophets and what they wrote. In other words they can discern the words of the prophets. They're not operating on dreams and visions every two days?!


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1 Corinthians 15:12 shows us the context: But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? There is no compromise here concerning the resurrection of the dead. Paul then uses proof by contradiction to establish his point. Was he offering an olive branch here? No, not ...


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Was Paul offering an olive branch after hitting hard in 1 Corinthians 15:10? This does not seem to be the case to me. I'm prefacing the passages you provided with verse 9 for further context (NAS): 1 Corinthians 15:9-11: "For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of ...


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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, ...


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John 6:40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." 1 Corinthians 15:52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Matthew 24:31 And he ...


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If we examine the occurrence of the verb σαλπίζω (I trumpet) and the noun σάλπιγξ (trumpet) in an eschatological context (apart from Revelation), we have the following results: Matt 24:31 - And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 1 Cor 15:52 - in a ...


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Does the Soul Sleep? I hope you'll bear with me because this gets complicated (that is why I have included illustrations, etc.). I would suggest there is no such thing as "soul sleep," and for very good reasons. As D. Edmond Hiebert observed: “[T]he figure of death as sleep cannot be pressed to establish the teaching that in the intermediate state ...


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1 Corinthians 14: 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33For ...


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This metaphor of salvation being likened to water was common and picked up in the NT: Zech 14:8 - On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter. John 4:10 - Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would ...


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Does it allude to Christ? Indeed, it does. John 4:10 Jesus answered, "If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." John 7: 37On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. ...


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The ‘beasts’ Paul ‘fought’ (thēriomacheō) at Ephesus were not literal. They were spiritual. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. Ephesus was the ‘home’ of Diana. Also referred to as Artemis. Artemis was worshiped in many locations, but the temple in Ephesus was considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was a ‘hub’ for worshipping other ...


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Because Paul was a Roman citizen, it is unlikely that Paul is speaking literally. It wasn't legal to have Roman citizens fight wild beasts. Paul must have been writing about those who persecuted him. It is unlikely for a man over sixty to survive such a thing in Paul's day without supernatural intervention. Late verb from θηριομαχος [thēriomachos], a ...


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What was the Lord Jesus Christ referred to as?  I Cor. 15:45(b) BBE 45bThe last Adam is a life-giving spirit. What was the Lord Jesus Christ referred to as? Paul said, "a life-giving spirit". What was the first man, Adam, referred to as? I Cor. 15:45(a) BBE 45aAnd so it is said, The first man Adam was a living soul. What was the first man, ...


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The very common word πνεῦμα (pneuma) has eight meanings according to BDAG, including "breath", "part of human personality", "mental attitude", "non-corporeal being", "evil spirit", etc. In the case of Luke 24:37 (I will get to V39 shortly) we have: They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost....


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I will defend 3 basic contentions; I will then apply them to the question in the OP. All belief is based on evidence All evidence is at its core experiential Faith is not passive belief -- 1. All belief is based on evidence Sometimes people looking for a fight will say “there’s no evidence for God” or something similarly provocative. When carefully ...


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According to Paul, there is evidence of the creator God everywhere: Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Jesus was being very specific in John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, “Because ...


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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 ...


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Your arithmetic is incorrect. Hand + foot + ear + eye = 4 So, no, this is not a 'veiled reference' to what you refer to as 'a trinity' of 'three parts' of one body. How could it be ?


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The answer is, as strongly as I can word it - "Very likely", that 1 Cor 12:4-6 mentions all three members of the Godhead. It is more certain if we include the previous verse as follows and quote 1 Cor 12:3-6 Therefore I inform you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except ...


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How on earth can a chapter talking solely of spiritual gifts and service to God be employed to justify the trinity? I would humbly suggest that no, 1 Corinthians 12:4 has nothing to do with the trinity. This is especially so when you understand incarnation is a pagan ideology rejected by God Himself! Numbers 23:19 I am not a man that I would lie nor the ...


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What are the meaning of the original Greek word? Perfect, according to Bible hud Strongs concordance, 5046 is τέλειος/ teleios and it’s an adjective. teleios: having reached its end, i.e. complete, by ext. perfect Depending on the context, according to Bible hub Strongs concordance, Teleios/perfect can mean (a) complete in all its parts, (b) full grown, of ...


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Rocks Another question asks about the translation philosophy of the Septuagint (LXX) which, with one exception, replaced "rock" with some other term. Psalm 18 [17] is one example of rocks (plural) and how the LXX treats them: The LORD is my rock (סַֽלְעִי) and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock (צוּרִי), in whom I take refuge, my shield,...


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There is plenty of opportunity to draw our own conclusions from such verses. God has made it possible to understand them without doing so. There are no texts that show Jesus/Christ being in the desert with the Israelites. There is neither any validity to Jesus 'following' the Israelites around the desert - or as the NIV (typically) stretches it to, "...


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David was a Jew, not a Christian. In Judaism, the Messiah is not God (the Greek word translated as "Christ" means Messiah). Christians have reinterpreted the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) to be about Jesus, when a Jewish reading says no such thing. The ancient Jews had no concept of a Man-God (i.e. Jesus Christ), so David was explicitly talking ...


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What was hidden from David and other psalmists in the OT was revealed to Paul in the NT. Psalm 78:15 He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the seas. Psalm 105:41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert. David uses rock poetically as a metaphor in Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and ...


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The OT distinguishes between three different kinds of grape drinks. Shekhar is strong dry wine, Yayin is low alcoholic semi-sweet slightly effervesce wine (new wine), and Tirosh is sweet non-alcoholic grape juice. The NT deals with these things in a simpler way. It only distinguishes between “oinos” (wine), and “neos oinos” (new wine). The latter which ...


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Taken out of context, Paul's words seem to provide a straightforward list of those who will not inherit the kingdom of God. But when the context of the passage is taken into consideration, a very different interpretation emerges. The target of Paul’s ire in this passage is actually the lawsuits that were being filed by members of the early church against one ...


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I'm no expert here, but: This text seems to refer to "They shall hunger no more; neither thirst any more..." They may enter, but they will not be drunkards when they do, because the thirst is gone. Similarly there can be no meaning for marriage or sexual orientation in a world of omniscience and limitless love. Might this be taken as a notice of ...


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I believe some light can be shed on this passage by writing out Paul’s argument as a formal logical proof. Paul’s Logical Proof Paul’s argument takes the form “If not A then not B” (colloquially we might put it “if the dead don’t rise there’s no point in being baptized for them”) where: A is the resurrection B is the practice of baptisms for the dead -- ...


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The operative Greek word translated "reviler" is λοίδορος (loidoros) which occurs only twice in the NT, namely 1 Cor 5:11 and 6:10. According to one of the most respected lexicons, BDAG, this word means: reviler, abusive person According the another respected lexicon, Thayer, it means: a railer, reviler That is, a person who is constantly ...


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1 Corinthians 4:6 ASV Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written; that no one of you be puffed up for the one against the other. It is a lesson of humility. Do not puff yourself up with exaggerated ways of knowing. Philippians 2:3 ...


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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 ...


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I will throw my 2 cents in as well. First I agree with many posters that the idea of the absurdity of practicing baptism without believing in the resurrection is ridiculous and that's the main point. I believe in chapter 4 he asks the question " Are you reigning without us?" It seems they believed they were already in the millennium or a form of ...


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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 ...


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