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This question is an exact replica of the same question on Got Questions. The answer is - also - on Got Questions, after the question. So I have just copied the answer to here : Jehoram is anointed king of Judah (2 Kings 1:17), ruling with his father, Jehoshaphat, for the final 5 or 6 years of his father’s reign. Elijah is translated to heaven (2 Kings 2:1–...


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When shall we see "face to face"? 1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV) Understanding this text requires paying attention to its contrast of seeing through "a glass" with "face to face." ...


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It appears to me that the passage is a reference to the completion that takes place when we see Jesus face to face. It looks like the view that it refers to the canon came about in the 19th century through the writing of Robert Govett, 1813–1901. Gary Shogren did a nice overview of the patristic interpretation of the "perfect" that can be found ...


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For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Cor 13:12 who do we see in a mirror? Ourself. what does this have to do with seeing Christ? Let's see... The context is the believer - if I speak with the tongues... if I have the gift of prophecy... if I give away all ...


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Matthew 2:1 refers to Herod the Great, son of Antipater who ruled from 37-4 BC. Luke 3:1 refers to Herod Antipas, Son of Herod the Great, who ruled from 4 BC to 39 AD. He was the one refered in Matthew 14 responsible for the death of John the Baptist and also the one in Jesus' interrogation (Luke 23:6–12). So they're definitely not the same person: Matthew 2 ...


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Jesus gave a sense of imminence to his hearers in Matthew 24: 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Paul caught this sense of imminence in 1 Corinthians 7: 29 What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30those who ...


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The Emptiness of Spiritual Gifts Without Love, 1-3 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. ...


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Can 1 Corinthians 15:3-9, particularly verse 8, be used as a proof-text for the claim that there are no more apostles after Paul? No. 1 Corinthians 15:8 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. "Last of all" relates contextually to Paul being the least of all those Jesus personally appeared to since he is a murderer of the ...


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Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus Christ's humility (Matthew 11:29, 23:12; Luke 14:11, 18:14). he was in the form of God As Adam and Eve in paradise, before the fall, since man (John 19:5) was initially made in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1; Wisdom 2:23); see also Last Adam and Adam Kadmon. Typologically, the untilled ...


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This is a hornet's nest of theological traps that I have observed many (including myself) have fallen into with disastrous results because of the intended meaning of the apparently "slippery" meaning of the Greek word, τέλειος (teleios), translated "perfect" in 1 Cor 13:10. Sometimes τέλειος (teleios) means simply mature and clearly ...


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Some people have interpreted the “that which is perfect” in this verse as being the completed Bible. This has led them to believe that the gifts of the Spirit spoken of here (i.e., prophecy and tongues) have ceased. Although God’s Word is perfect (Psalms 19:7), that cannot be the “perfect thing” that is spoken of here. In 1 Corinthians 13:12, Paul said when ...


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How did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram, if Elijah had already been taken to heaven? The problem here is with the interpretation of "heaven". The word "heaven" can refer to: Earth's atmosphere. Space, including all the stars and planets. God's home. The third one is in fact referred to as "the third heaven" in 2 ...


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Paul taught cessationism. The gifts will definitely cease, but the question is when. Those who are commonly known today as “Cessationists” believe that the gifts ceased upon the closing of the canon. They are right about that in the sense that no gift will alter what is currently accepted as the inspired Word of God. In other words, no prophecy that the most ...


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Keep in mind that the decree that they will die before entering the holy land only included those twenty years and older, In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. And this age is repeated many times throughout the OT. Thus a lot of the adults and teens (...


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No. Paul was the last in the series of Jesus' post resurrection appearances which he has just finished enumerating as part of the Gospel which he preached to them. These appearances do not and can not always represent the occasion of the calling to apostleship since the appearances listed were to Cephas (an apostle already), the Twelve (apostles already), ...


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Can 1 Corinthians 15:3-9, particularly verse 8, be used as a proof-text for the claim that there are no more apostles after Paul? This is a matter of definition. How does one define apostle? One could use 1 Corinthians 15:8 as the definition of an apostle. Then by definition, Paul was the last one. But I think this definition is too strict and wrong. There ...


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When shall we see "face to face"? 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV 12" For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." When shall we see "face to face"? What is meant by this and when will this happen? Paul uses an analogy with mirrors, in Bible ...


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There are many answers here but most of them are based on pure speculation and fanciful theories with no evidence to back them. So I decided to post a scholarly based answer here. I hope this will be of help to anyone researching this fascinating topic. Conspiracy theory is lacking evidence The scholarly consensus is that the three recensions of the ...


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