The answer to the question does not lie in the statement but in the time/period. The first time Jesus was sent into the world His duty was to spread the Word of God to all men and not to judge anyone:
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. “He who believes in Him
is not judged; he who ...
Knowing nothing about how people fished 2,000 years ago, I went to my Atlas of the Bible to find out more about it. The Sea of Galilee, also known as the Lake of Gennesaret, is almost 700 feet below sea level and is about 14 miles long and 6 miles wide. Great storms can arise suddenly and put the lives of fishermen at risk. The fishing nets would be ...
Suppose a lorry carries a load up a hill; we can say the lorry is responsible for taking the the load up the hill. But then we can say, no, actually the lorry was not responsible, it was the the driver who was responsible. Then we can say actually it wasn't the driver but God who sustains all things. [Heb 1:3 He upholds the universe].
The lorry is an ...
The problem with the Unitarian position is that it attempts to create a special meta-narrative by which it then makes special pleadings for verses that are troublesome. Thus, any "theory" about the nature of God must be jealously guarded against this very human problem. The Trinity and Arianism are NOT immune to this.
The difficulty with ...
Maybe not a specific (or good) answer, but: anyone who reads Scripture will find hundreds of contradictions. The takeaway is that Scripture was intended to instruct, not intended to be taken word-for-word literally.
Before I became a Christian, I delighted in these contradictions. It was evidence to my naive mind that Scripture was untrustworthy. Once I ...
These statements are not contradictory but are referring to different things. When Jesus says he did not come to judge, he is referring to the purpose for which he was sent into the world.
“God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (Jn 3:17).
If we stand back and look at Jesus' ...
Will the King of kings Judge? You can count upon it. If He didn't, He would be the first king that didn't judge. Jesus is the King of kings and LORD of lords. When will He judge? In His times--future times per 1 Ti 6:12-15, KJV:
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession ...
According to Alexander Buttmann,1
Sometimes in Greek a clause placed after a leading clause is yet to be regarded as dependent on a verbum sentiendi understood... Several corresponding constructions connected with various conjunctions are found in the N.T., commonly with the Subjunctive or the Future in its stead, in Luke (after historical tenses) with the ...
In the NT there are five people named "Alexander":
A son of Simon, Mark 15:21
A member of the High-Priestly family during NT times, Acts 4:6
A Jew is Ephesus involved in the riot, Acts 19:33, 34
An apostatized Christian, 1 Tim 1:19, 20
A coppersmith who did Paul "great harm", 2 Tim 4;14, 15.
Are these all separate people or are some the ...
John 12:47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 49For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded ...
Does Jesus Judge or Not?
There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgment.
Jesus Judges all people:
Jesus acknowledged that God had appointed him as a judge who met the divine standard. At John 5:22 ASV he said:
Furthermore, the Father judges no one,but has assigned all judgment to
I think an excellent question, but perhaps needs to be more specific. - You need to differentiate is ‘what is being judged’, because this makes a difference, it makes the difference - that is, the answer as to ‘Does Jesus Judge’ .... will differ!
Let’s look a little closer ...
The first point to note is seen here.
JOHN 5:22 Furthermore, the Father judges no ...
Here is a note from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharisees
No single tractate of the key Rabbinic texts, the Mishnah and the
Talmud, is devoted to theological issues; these texts are concerned
primarily with interpretations of Jewish law, and anecdotes about the
sages and their values. Only one chapter of the Mishnah deals with
theological issues; it ...
2 Timothy 1:9 English Standard Version
2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV)
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according
to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was
given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
KJV "before the world began, "Douay-Rheims "before the times of the world.", NASB " ...
Us is everyone who accepts Jesus as their Saviour and King. He died for the entire world population since Adam. He was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8) But only those who accept Him are granted His grace and unmerited favour.
We have become, through Jesus, joint heirs with Christ and we have been granted the right to become sons of ...
Who did God choose in Christ before the foundation of the world? (Eph. 1:1 & 4 KJV)
"Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints
which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:"
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before him ...
There are some helpful questions you might like to ask about 2 Timothy in order to answer that question. The letter was written to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:2). Who was he?
It seems that he was a co-worker of Paul, who worked alongside him in the proclamation of the gospel. He's mentioned quite a few times in the New Testament, for example 1 Corinthians 4:17
This argument cuts both ways. My post will make some uncomfortable. Those feeling weak in the knees may be relieved to know that there is a down-vote button just to the left and a flag button at the bottom of this post.
If 2 Tim 1:9 is interpreted to indicate only notional pre-mortal
existence, it is used to argue against pre-mortal existence for
Jesus and ...
Many of the answers provided to this question have hit on pieces, but so far have not completely connected the dots. The key is the second half of the verse where Paul told Timothy that God did not give them a spirit of fear, but of power.
The gift which Paul gave to Timothy through the laying on of his hands was one of the miraculous powers of the Holy ...
In 2 Timothy 1:6, what did Paul mean by “fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands”?
Take this illustration: A student in school starts taking classes in art. Within the first week, the student begins to show an aptitude for drawing portraits that is greater than anyone else in the class. Does the student drop out of ...
What is the source of 2 Timothy 2:11-13?
11 Here is a trustworthy saying: we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; 13if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
Had Paul read this from somewhere?
Romans 6:5,8 (NASB)for Vs11
Before time began, did God think of us in the context of time?
God's thinking does not require the context of time.
How should we understand this verse in terms of reality and the framework of space-time?
It's the God-reality of omniscience. No framework of space-time is needed.
New International Version
he made known to us the mystery of his ...
When human words are applied to God, they change their meaning and are transfigured into new, wonderful meanings. The same with the term "judgment":
humanly, "judgment" means that one's action is esteemed and if found wrong the actor is given a just reprisal. For instance, a student's test is esteemed, and if found that he answered 8 from ...
The NT has a doctrine called "The now but not yet". It is especially relevant when we consider the promise of eternal life.
Our present highly imperfect world is full of death and suffering, YET, the fact that Jesus has already been raised from the dead and has thus overcome death means that this enemy has been conquered. For believers this is ...
A slightly more literal translation is provided by the BLB of 2 Tim 1:18 of its first sentence-
May the Lord grant unto him to find mercy from the Lord in that day!
In trying to understand this verse we should observe the following:
In most (not all) cases "the Lord" in the NT is Jesus and the context here suggests nothing to alter this general ...
Does Jesus Judge or Not?
Yes, Jesus judges. In 2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that
each one may receive compensation for his deeds done through the body,
in accordance with what he has done, whether good or bad.
This judgement seat comes from the word bēma and, combined with Matt. 16:27, 2 Tim. 4:8, Rev 22:...
This is a fascinating question!
I’d like to propose a possibility which, while not certain, is plausible, and it would make sense of some other historical & literary observations.
The Phenomena to be explained
Paul asks for books and parchments while in prison expecting to die
Paul’s letters—from as early as the manuscript evidence ...