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Has Paul's concept in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 been misunderstood?

There is nothing reflexive about katecho. You are imagining that the verb is inherently middle voice. There is just one reference I could find from the NT where the middle is used: Romans 7:6 V-IIM/P-...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

Your question is multifaceted. Which makes answering it complex. Can a human, meaning a person who possesses a biological machine called the human body inherit the kingdom of God? The answer is no. A ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

Yes it is applicable. Jesus Himself acknowledged that in the eternal order of operations, His resurrection preceded His ascension to His Father. After His resurrection He stated to Mary Magdalene: 17 ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

Op; asks "once Jesus became flesh and blood like the rest of us, did he personally need his body to change in order for him to fully participate in the heavenly kingdom, for the same practical ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

What did Jesus look before His resurrection? He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him(Isaiah 53:2 NIV) What did Jesus look after His ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

Let there be no doubt that during His incarnation, Jesus was fully human and indistinguishable from any other man, physically. (His character and teaching are separate matters!!) The OP's question ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

Jesus became flesh and blood like the rest of us. Well that’s not a biblical idea. The logos became flesh, not Jesus. (Jesus is the result of the logos becoming flesh) The Gospels are quite clear ...
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Please identify the grammatical subject(s) of Acts 20:11

Here is my overly literal translation of Acts 20:10, 11, which in the Greek says this: καταβὰς δὲ ὁ Παῦλος ἐπέπεσεν αὐτῷ καὶ συμπεριλαβὼν εἶπεν Μὴ θορυβεῖσθε· ἡ γὰρ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ ἐστιν. ἀναβὰς ...
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Why are the three accounts of Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus different

"... did not hear the voice." Acts 22:9 in this section is apparently mistranslated, and does not mean did not hear the voice but says they did not understand it. Several versions do reflect ...
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In Acts 9:28, what is the meaning of "coming in and going out" (NKJV)?

The BLB renders Acts 9:28 as - And he was coming in and going out with them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. The "coming in and going out" is simple Hebrew Idiom for &...
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Why are the days evil?

It simply refers to the evil days or terrible end times aka abomination of desolation, that they were living in. Keep in mind that the whole NT has the apocalyptic theme in which at least 6 million ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:4 why does Paul consider it a dishonor for a man to cover his head when praying or prophesying?

We need not look far for the explanation given for why a man is not to be covered and why a woman should be. Paul gives his reason from verse 7 through 9 and concludes it with verse 10. 7 For a man ...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

Was there something symbolic about the sea or the events that took place there that led the apostle to refer to the sea over the river? First, Moses never crossed the Jordan river. He died in ...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

The generation of adults that left Egypt were baptized in the sea, but did not make it to the promised land. In contrast, the generation born in the wilderness plus minors who left Egypt crossed the ...
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Who are "those dogs"?

3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man ...
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Why are the days evil?

The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians was written in the later time of Paul, while he was imprison in Rome at around 60-62AD. This seemed to be the final chapter of his preaching, in which he ...
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Did Paul believe that his "self" was inside his body? 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

The inner "self" or the "inner man" (Rom. 7:22; Eph. 3:16; 1 Peter 3:4), the core personality of Paul and any other man survives death of body and continues to live even in a ...
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How does the NLT translates Galatians 3:20?

What you give as the NLT rendering of Galatians 3:20 is not what is written in my 2008 original English version. It reads: "Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an ...
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How does the NLT translates Galatians 3:20?

It seems to imply that a mediator is required for a covenant of two. In the 2015 edition helpful. But God himself made the covenant with Abraham without an angel as a mediator, thus the covenant of ...
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Why are the days evil?

The days are evil because Satan is the god of this eon. It is called the present evil age. in whom the god of this present age has blinded their unbelieving minds. 2Corinthians 4:4 4who did give ...
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Why are the days evil?

God is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. God is light. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is ...
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How to understand Paul's situation in 2 Corinthians 2:12-13?

The first time mentioned that Paul was in Troas is in Acts 16:8. It was there when he had a vision from a certain man in Macedonia appealing to him to come help them. He then concluded they God had ...
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Is Paul speaking of the same group in Philippians 1 and 3?

These are two entirely different groups (though some interpreters link the two): Phil 3:2 = the dogs who demand circumcision are the ones trying to gain salvation by the works of the flesh, ie, are ...
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Who are "those dogs"?

In Phil 3:2, Paul is essential repeating the instruction he give in Gal 5:1-15 which is partially quoted below: 2 Take notice: I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will ...
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Who are "those dogs"?

Unlike Paul's Rabbi גַּמְלִיאֵל Gamaliel:"Γαμαλιὴλ" [Acts 22:3] who in [Shabbat 137.b:4] argued that covenantal blood of circumcision (Leviticus 12:3) was not necessary to observe if 8-day-...
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Is Paul considering suicide?

I cannot see suicidal thoughts in Paul's writing in Phil 1:21. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. The reason is simple - suicide is always caused by a loss of hope (the cause of the ...
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Is Paul considering suicide?

This is very unlikely. 1. Paul lived in a culture that taught against suicide. Although many of the rabbinic texts were written (in their current form) after Paul's lifetime, they preserve teachings ...
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When Paul said "for all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Romans 8:14), did he have something like Acts 16:6-10 in mind?

As best I can work out, the phrase "led by the Spirit" occurs only four times in the Greek involving two verbs, closely related: Matt 4:1 - Then Jesus was led [ἀνάγω] by the Spirit into the ...
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