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Paul's statement is insufficiently precise to distinguish between 2 possible answers to the question in the header. Background Paul was a devout second-temple Pharisaic Jew (see Philippians 3:5) who considered the message of Christ not a destruction of the Tanakh, but a fulfillment of its promised blessings (see Galatians 3:24). As such, Paul would have ...


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No. Sequence of events: Christ prayed that His disciples would be where He was (John 17:24). Jesus' death on the cross, and promised the thief will be with Him that same day in Paradise (Abraham's Bosom) (Luke 23:43) Jesus raised on the 3rd day, first fruits (Matt. 28, Mark 16, Luke 24) Jesus shows Himself to His disciples at various times until just ...


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Without getting into whether or not the dead are conscious, or if Paul really was expecting to go to be with Jesus at the moment of his death, or whether or not the story of the rich man and Lazarus is an actual, real-life event, just notice that Abraham's bosom is within Hades(at least, that the reasonable conclusion to draw based solely on the given text), ...


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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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I will leave the following as a counterpoint from https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989307#h=23 Some claim that (1) Jesus already had equality but did not want to hold on to it or that (2) he did not need to grasp at equality because he already had it. In this regard Ralph Martin, in “The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians”, says of the original ...


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