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One needs only to look at Paul's frequent reference to his very difficult life as missionary or apostle of Christ to see why he would be happy to have his life ended. See appendix below. It is no surprise that Paul in 2 Cor 5:8 and Phil 2:23 was happy to die. The reason is simple - if he died, he would be spared more trials and difficulties, and after an ...


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It depends on whether or not the person is prepared. Paul When Paul faced death he was ready; he knew he was in good standing before God. Those who accept the authenticity of 2 Timothy (I do) usually acknowledge it to be chronologically the last of Paul's epistles. From 2 Tim 4: 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 ...


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The three shipwrecks in 2 Cor. 11:25 were actually before the shipwreck in Act 27, and we know nothing about these three shipwrecks. We know in a severe storm they would throw the cargo into the sea to lighten it load (Jonah 1:5, Acts 27:18-19). This reduced the risk of the ship tearing apart. With heavy clouds and rain in a storm, one couldn't see the ...


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Only one of Paul’s shipwrecks is reported in the book of Acts (Acts 27:14-44). Just as with all the other persecutions Paul mentioned in this chapter, he endured much more than the Acts account records. This sounds like Paul was describing sometime when he was adrift in the ocean for a night and a day. The shipwreck recorded in Acts 27 is the closest account ...


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No, Paul was not referring to Abraham's Bosom when he wrote of desiring being absent from the body but present with the Lord. First, no one is quite certain what Abraham's Bosom is or implies, whatever arguments to the contrary, since it's not mentioned anywhere else until the 3rd century in Kiddishun 72b, meaning it was not a common concept, teaching, or ...


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Paul's statement is insufficiently precise to distinguish between 2 possible answers to the question in the header. Background Paul was a devout second-temple Pharisaic Jew (see Philippians 3:5) who considered the message of Christ not a destruction of the Tanakh, but a fulfillment of its promised blessings (see Galatians 3:24). As such, Paul would have ...


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No. Sequence of events: Christ prayed that His disciples would be where He was (John 17:24). Jesus' death on the cross, and promised the thief will be with Him that same day in Paradise (Abraham's Bosom) (Luke 23:43) Jesus raised on the 3rd day, first fruits (Matt. 28, Mark 16, Luke 24) Jesus shows Himself to His disciples at various times until just ...


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For the meaning, look at the context: 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient ...


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That's actualy a great question...and the funny thing is I happened to see it as I was having a bit of an emotional breakdown in my truck this morning. And the words that came to me were...'My strength is made perfect in weakness" (2Cor 7)...and then a bit later I saw your question on the group. There's a comforting and enduring strength that comes ...


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