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What did the Jewish exorcists do wrong in Acts 19:13

We should distinguish between the traveling exorcists and the sons of Sceva. The former were itinerant miracle-workers. The latter were sons of a high priest. The traveling exorcists might indeed fall ...
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Trophimus left sick

Here is the complete list of places Trophimus is mentioned in the Bible: Acts 20:4 Acts 21:29 2 Timothy 4:20 In none of these passages is there any evidence to support your questions. Your questions ...
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Philippians 3:5—Paul’s description of his advantages “in the flesh"

There is a list of seven qualifications. You want to see the middle one as the most significant, but fail to actually find any greater significance in it as compared to the others. So maybe the ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

They do not contradict each other a tiny bit. Does the Lord contradict Himself when He says that He will judge and open gates of Heaven to the righteous while shut them to the wicked (cf. Matthew 7:22-...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

It is important to recognise that John’s gospel and Paul’s epistle do not use the same words here, even if an English translation uses “judgement” as (part of) its translation in both verses. In John, ...
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What role did James have in Paul's conflict with Peter?

The issue turns on whether the men from James spoke with James' authority as the leader of the Jerusalem church, which was the "mother church" of the time. According to Acts 15, it had ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

There is no significant divergence in comparing Jesus' statement in John 5:24 and Paul's statement in 2 Corinthians 5:10. Unlike earthly trials, where judgment occurs after the trial, the Lord's ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Paul says that they must "appear before the judgement seat". John says each true Christian "shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (KJV). All mortal ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

The answer is found in understanding the definition of "good" in 2 Cor. 5:10. The word translated as "good" is Strong's Gr. 18 "agathos" and it means inherently, ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

They were both talking about judgement, but different aspects of judgement. Notice that Jesus' statement, in John 5:24, speaks to the assurance of salvation for believers who have accepted Him. They ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

This is a great question, and in my understanding, it is not a contradiction (which some perhaps can think) but both of these are true at the same time. All will stand in the seat of judgment, also ...
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What role did James have in Paul's conflict with Peter?

Galatians 2:11 Paul withstood Peter to his face. “For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them ...
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Significance of Paul's conversation with the Tribune in Acts 22:26-28

2 Tim 3:16-17 The difference of how a Roman citizen got his citizenship did matter. Being "born a Roman citizen gave special rights (Acts 16:37-38, Acts 22:25-28),of citizenship which were ...
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Why did Paul say "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say..." in 1 Cor 7:12?

Paul doesn’t want the people to consider his words as prophecy. The Church believed that “this generation” was their generation and would be the first and last generation before the Jesus prophecy ...
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Why did Paul say "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say..." in 1 Cor 7:12?

An extremely short answer - Because that letter to Christians in Corinth was not being generated by A.I. There was a real, live, human author getting Greek words down on to parchment. He was not an ...
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Why did Paul say "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say..." in 1 Cor 7:12?

Short Answer: Because the Lord truly didn't say it. Paul here distinguishes his own words from those that Jesus had explicitly taught for the duration of his earthly ministry. This distinction is what ...
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

Answer Paul’s requirements for the Gentiles are not in the least way different from Jesus’ teaching of the Moral Law! Explanation Paul states positively: “I did not receive it from any human being, ...
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

I have to take issue with some suppositions of the OP before answering the main question. The OP says Mt. 5:17-20 is "God's Moral Law requirement of mankind." That is not how it is ...
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

Many Apostles had to deal with this matter in the first century. It threatened to take Christians back to a legalistic bondage to the law. Paul's explanations go into greater depth. He certainly ...
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

Dottard's answer provides a well-present list of covenants in the Bible, which I won't repeat here. However, although all these covenants were initiated by God, it's essential to note that most of ...
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Why are Paul's requirements for the Gentiles different from Jesus' teaching of the Moral Law?

The OP is conflating two separate laws and covenants, see appendix below. Further, all these covenants are declared eternal and unbroken - but in a way that most do not understand. When the NT refers ...
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Why might Paul emphasize FOUR spatial dimensions when describing the love of Christ (Eph. 3:18)?

I was doing some study on Ephesians 3:18 and 19. And stumbled into this site. I will like to contribute with what I had learnt. Firstly, Ephesians 3:18 must be read/studied together with Ephesians 3:...
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