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What does Paul mean by “appeared” in 1 Corinthians 15?

The word ophthe in Greek means exactly what the word "seen" means in the English sentence: "after Jesus died he seen alive by 500 brethren." Smuggling in an unnecessary, un-Pauline,...
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What changed between 1 Corinthians 15:24ff and Ephesians 1:22?

Paul is describing different things. (All verses KJV) Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 15:17-28 In 1 Cor 15, Paul starts talking about the resurrection -- the 'hope'. 15.17-20 And if Christ be not raised, ...
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In 1 Cor 14:3-5 what was the nature of the prophecies being given in Corinth?

The mode of reception for προφητεύω prophetic gifts can vary. By definition the word suggests a "speaking forth." According to Tregelles' Gesenius Lexicon the noun "prophet" came ...
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What does "loss/zemiothesetai" mean in 1 Corinthians 3:15?

There are two questions here: Meaning of ζημιόω (zémioó) According to BDAG, ζημιόω (zémioó) means: to experience the loss of something, with implication of undergoing hardship or suffering, suffer ...
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In 1 Cor 14:3-5 what was the nature of the prophecies being given in Corinth?

1 Corinthians chapter 12 to 14 is one paragraph that Paul discussed about spiritual gifts. In chapter 12, Paul elaborated every Christian was inspired by the same Holy Spirit for different purposes. ...
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What does "loss/zemiothesetai" mean in 1 Corinthians 3:15?

Paul is being ironic here - as in, yeah he'll be saved alright; saved to be burned up in fire. The works will be burned up and disappear, but he will remain whole to forever suffer in the fire. ...
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1 Corinthians 13:2 - What does Paul mean by having "prophetic powers"?

"prophecy" in the new testament (and I would also argue in the old testament) is a spiritual gift allowing the person to reveal what is hidden. In the Old Testament, it was only associated ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:16 does Paul's mention of the "cup of blessing" suggest that the meal was a seder?

I would be skeptical of backprojecting medieval Haggadahs to the first century. Certainly passover was celebrated, but like the bar mitzvah and other innovations of rabbinical judaism, the current ...
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What are "the things of the Spirit of God"? 1 Corinthians 2:14

1 Cor 2:14 is one of the several places where the NT teaches that we must put aside the “psychical” (= "natural") mind and live by the Spirit (1 Cor 2:14, 1 Cor 15:44-46, Gal 5:17, Jude 19, ...
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Are all angels awaiting judgment fallen? 1 Corinthians 6:3

Revelation described a scene in chapter 12, a war between the elect angels and fallen angels; 7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his ...
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1 Corinthians 14:32 says the spirit of prophets are subject to prophets however 1 Samuel 19:20-23 says the men Saul sent couldn't help but prophesy

They belongs to two scenarios that are not comparable. 1 Cor 14:32 Paul told the Corinthians when they prophesize amongst themselves in the congregations, they should speak one by one so that they ...
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Does the Holy Spirit's distribution of spiritual gifts depend in any way on how eagerly we desire them?

The answer is NO. Spiritual gifts do not depend on how much we desire. Instead, read carefully the subtle use of words from 1 Cor chapter 12-14, you will find Paul was actually telling the Corinthians ...
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Is Acts 4:29-31 an example of earnestly desiring spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:31, 14:1)?

There is a question about the work of Holy Spirit that one must take a serious thinking. Weren't that the disciples already filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Act 2:4)? Why would they fill with ...
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Men having long hair is a sin?

"Sin" and "trespass" are legal terms that refer to violations of the Law. Paul, being trained as a Pharisee, was precise in his language especially as it referred to matters of the ...
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1 Corinthians 14:32 says the spirit of prophets are subject to prophets however 1 Samuel 19:20-23 says the men Saul sent couldn't help but prophesy

Not every experience that is described in the Bible with the word "spirit" (ruah) is the same experience. There are different types of experiences. When the Bible says "the spirit came ...
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Men having long hair is a sin?

It is important to note that the overarching context of this strange section on head covering is one of praying and prophesying and the assumed venue is that of public prayer and prophesy rather than ...
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