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There were those who despised others who in their assembly. At that time remember the kingdom powers were still present among them that led to the judgment of those who had offended. Paul warns them to judge themselves to see if they were despising those in their assembly who had nothing. Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have ...


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I see 1 Cor 11:17-33 in the two ways presented by the text - Paul is speaking against divisions in the church Paul takes the example of the communion service as the prime example of this The NT often instructs Christians to care for the needy - see appendix below. If the church were faithful in this, there would be no needy in the church. However, the ...


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You asked … “My question is: what is the reason, in Paul's mind, for the ills befalling them?” Paul already answered that question - quite clearly - 1 COR 11:29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. The ‘ills’ befell them because they were not discerning the Lord’s body. But I ...


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Luke 22:14 'he reclined at table and the apostles with him'. One group; shared experience; close relationships. Luke 22:22 'the Son of Man goes as it has been determined". Truth taught; One body of understanding. Luke 22:19 'This is my body'. One body represented and participated in. Luke 22:19 'Do this in remembrance of me'. me/One body; shared ...


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Luke is indeed explicit that Jesus' resurrected body is a tangible body of flesh & bones. Thomas' experience in John 20 supports this as well: Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. Bones without breath is like faith without works ...


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I think it wise to refresh the knowledge that sexual intercourse, under law, begins with two virgins, whose resultant sexual experiences grows in knowledge, as they grow together, blissful in perfect union. The man knowing the woman. This is only natural for consummation, as Eve came from Adams rib- Genesis 2:23 It is frightening to think of the spiritual ...


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If we "died to the law" & "disannulling of the commandment" took place the why is Paul quoting " Deuteronomy 17:7 " in "1 Corinthians 5:13"? Quite simply it is because Paul believed that the Law was still profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness: 16 All Scripture is ...


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The OP's suggestion is not supported by either the meaning and use of the word nor it origin. Every lexicon I consulted (there are lots) only has a meaning similar to that in BDAG for χήρα: a woman whose husband has died, widow Further, this derived from the basic meaning of χῆρος, 'bereft'; akin to χέρσος, sterile, barren. Thus, it is used of a city ...


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To answer your question: widow cannot mean never-married. By definition, a widow is a woman who has been married and her husband is dead. Not sure that is your question though. Your presentation is difficult to follow. I am just answering your question in your heading. Every since antiquity, centuries before the present passage, χήρα has meant "widow&...


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1 Tim. 5:12 "their first faith" does not mean their first marriage but their vow to continence. In context: But the younger widows avoid. For when they have [vowed to remain unmarried and] grown wanton in Christ, they will marry: Having damnation, because they have made void their first faith. Marrying does not bring damnation (1 Cor. 7:36) but ...


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The key to understanding Num 11:29 is actually V27 and the way the verb נָבָא (naba = to prophesy) is used. Num 11:25-27 - people prophesied when the Holy Spirit came upon them 1 Sam 10:5, 6, 10, 11, 13 - people prophesied when the Holy Spirit came upon them 1 Sam 18:10, 19:20, 21, 23, 25 - Saul prophesied (against his will) to stop him killing David when ...


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Scripture tells us how death is made inoperative, and is gone. Look at Corinthians 15:55 “Death is swallowed up in victory.” O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1Cor. 15:55 And how does this happen? When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will ...


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The TEMPTER came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” (Mat.4:3) For this cause I, also, not waiting any longer, have sent to know your faith, lest by some means THE TEMPTER HAS TEMPTED YOU and our labour is in vain.(1Thessa.3:5) Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that ...


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The hermenutical approach is to deal with the words and context of the verse in question. It is verse 24 (which you quote) that gives the answer. After Christ has come for the second time, and 'the end' has come, he has "destroyed all dominion, authority and power". That, of course is all dominion, authority and power that resisted the total ...


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I begin my answer with a question... How can death be destroyed? Death is an abstract entity; it's not something you can see or touch or hear, nor is it a sentient being. So how do you destroy it? Simple. Death is defined as "the ceasing of life." So, when is death destroyed? When the last person who will ever die, dies! That is, death is destroyed ...


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Did Paul teach works-based salvation in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27? These verses have nothing to do with salvation but with rewards. When one looks at the context of these verses one needs to look back to the verses before it to see that he's talking about rewards and what he is doing above and beyond what is expected of him. Woe to me if I do not preach the ...


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The word σημεῖον (sémeion) is used in the NT in two senses (BDAG): a sign or distinguishing mark whereby something is known, sign, token indication, eg, Luke 2:12, 2 Thess 3:17, etc. an event that is an indication of confirmation of intervention by transcendent powers, miracle, portent, Matt 12:38, 16:1, 4, Mark 8:11, 12, 16:17, John 2:11, 18, 23, 3:2, 4:...


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It is an experience unlike any. It is indescribable. It is like being caught up in a wind, namely your spirit is carried along, intertwined with the Holy Spirit, a fiery dance transcending reality; time is suspended, and you escaped the sensation of being in the flesh. Now if that is not edifying I do not know what is. But that is nothing like the Mind of ...


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The word "tongue" simply means language. The Greek word is Strong's #1100, "glossa" and is defined as the tongue, a language. (1) It does not mean some mystical utterances. An unknown tongue means a foreign language not known by the congregation. If there is no one to interpret that foreign language then it only edifies the one ...


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Own individual is edified very very much by speaking in tongues! For instance, I know no Arabic, but suppose I am given immediate knowledge of Arabic by Holy Spirit and instead of praying in my native Georgian I suddenly find myself praying in Arabic! That will edify me a lot, probably, because Paul says so and I believe he is right. But to what extent it ...


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