Did Paul allow believers to eat meat of strangled animals in Colossians 2:16?
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration, or a Sabbath day.
Under the Mosaic Law, the Israelites were required to commemorate these special occasions, such as "Festival of ...
The following statement was made: "Jesus was not ‘in the beginning’. Actually, Jesus existed "BEFORE" the beginning of Genesis 1:1.
Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 start out with the same words, "in beginning." The definite article "the" has been supplied. The "Word of God" (from John 1:1) was there before the creation ...
King James Version
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
That is his son Jesus Christ. All other creatures were created, Jesus was born by his mother Mary not created. = firstborn.
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be ...
GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
JOHN 1:1 In the beginning was the Word,
JOHN 1:14 And the Word became flesh
COL 1:16 For by Him all things were created [snip] All things were created through Him and for Him.
You asked ...”what is Jesus being credited with here” - Answer, All things. That is, everything. Without him there would ...
1 THESS 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is debate in theological circles over the makeup of ‘man’. Some say tripartite body, soul, spirit, some are dualistic, that is, body and soul are ‘one’.
It’s true that the soul ...
There is no way to interpret Colossians except by bringing in the theology of death, resurrection, and the role of Christ, otherwise the claims made in Colossians about the godhead of Christ will seem too fantastical.
The Death and the Promise
Through Adam, sin and thus death entered the world ("thou shalt surely die"), and Adam's offspring were ...
NIV Colossians 2:
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2320: Deity, Godhead. From theos; divinity.
In other words, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form in Christ. Here Deity applies only to Christ.
10a and in Christ you have been brought to ...
ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν is genitive, masculine plural.
So, no, it is does not refer to the singular, female person called Mary.
It refers to the plural dead from among whom Jesus was raised, as it is written :
thou shalt not leave my soul in hades . . . Psalm 16:10 KJV
Daniel B Wallace states in p371 of 'Beyond the Basics' that :
In general ἐκ has the force of ...
… These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
The problem with understanding this is that "but the substance" refers to something said earlier, not to "shadow".
Consider the scripture (KJV, with supplies removed) parsed as: