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Paul was not a witness in Jesus' earthly ministry. He never heard the elaboration of the parables by Jesus. Therefore, all his epistles should be tested to determine whether they complement the preaching of Jesus or not. Furthermore, any important theological concept cannot be based on Paul's epistles alone. Gospel is the filter one has to apply to his letters.
I'm sorry I have never really understood why
"Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Why Theotokos and not Christokos yet She only Carried Jesus and not God the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit? Even if Jesus is God she was only given the honor to Carry God the Son.
While reading the history of an unpleasant cult known as the Twelve Tribes movement (that originated with the Jesus People); I was shocked to read that the event that pushed them over the edge and alienated them from the PCUSA parish they had been attending was that church cancelling its service for the Superbowl.
This was in the 1970s; I have read however of similiar cancellations occurring in megachurches that have Sunday afternoon and evening services.
So here is a question: has your...
I have so often heard uttered at funerals, 'He or She is in heaven now'.
Is that really what happens when we die?
For I have also heard those that KNEW that the person that died was totally 'anti Christ', "He or she is in heaven with God now". So regardless of one's beliefs about what happens to us when we die, certainly this doesn't pertain to those who will be judged according to 'death'. Certainly 'they' won't be in heaven with God.
But what does the Bible offer concerning 'death' of...
In the first century, religion and politics were considered synonymous. From studying early Christianity it has become more and more clear to me that Jesus was a sort of political revolutionary, fighting against the Roman Empire. All the titles that the gospels used for Jesus Christ had previously been used for Caesar.
(Son of God. Light of the world. Savior. The Way. Etc.)
Caesar had also been said to have died and raised again, and had descended into heaven where he was still ruling...
Random articles like these look into the...
I am a Baptist and there is a belief that women should not be preachers. I wonder if there are verses that contradict this belief. What if the preacher or pastor who is a woman was a true, obedient, enduring believer in Christ? What if she preached the true gospel? However, if women should not be preachers or pastors, could it be possible that she was disobedient? If not, could she be saved, but her work would be burned or would she be an example of a tare, or a false believer and she...
Since many Christians always say you "you cant...