I concur with Phillip Mutchell. Was it not the Lord who blinded Saul on the road to Damascus before he was filled with the Holy Spirit and became Paul? Surely he was hand picked by our Lord Jesus Christ and was a true disciple! I believe that Paul was inspired of the Holy Spirit. He had the authority from Christ to speak. He clearly stated when something was the teaching of Christ or Prophets or of the Apostles ,he being an Apostle himself.
One of the qualifications of the Apostle is to have been appointed by Jesus or to have seen Jesus. Paul qualified on both.
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In the Book of Acts on the road to Damascus he was appointed and seen Jesus. Jesus identified Himself to Paul. Paul spoke under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We must also understand that audience relevance is important. Each church had their specific problems and Paul dealt with them differently. That does not mean Paul had different rules for different churches.
It was just that each had their unique situations. Gus March 16, at AM. So this literally means that Paul gives his opinion and when preachers and pastors say that ALL OF NT was god inspired, this is the proof that its a false statement. Christian apologetics love twisting and adding new things to the christian bible to legitimize it.
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Patrick Fleming November 27, at AM. I'm getting tired of biblical "scholars" who expect believers to think that God Inspired Paul to say paraphrasing "these aren't Gods words, they are mine" Logic, come on brothers and sisters. Seminary degrees don't equate to accurate interpretations. God wanted His word to be simple and read and understood by all who read it.
What does it say, what does that mean, how can I apply. Paul said "I say Observation: What does it say? That the words written are Pauls, not God. What does that mean? His words are his own, not Gods. We are making this too complicated. Application: this is what Paul thinks, it's not a command, its to be heard simply as his own voice. I can take it for what it's worth, but to equate it to the words of Jesus Michael Davis December 6, at PM.
But ALL scripture is "God breathed", so this would fall under the same authority ultimately from God, correct? Charlie December 12, at AM. I have struggled with this for a few years now. What is included in those are good advice, just as the words in the book of James and Peter. Then, introduce the Gospels that record the words of Jesus.
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Teachings from the books attributed to Paul then become a major issue percentage wise. So in the Gospels Jesus teaches us to love God and your neighbor as the greatest commandment. What teachings that come later from his Apostles are like a pastor preaching from the pulpit. Paul is merely telling people what Jesus was preaching and putting it the context of daily living but in his Paul words.
God’s Word or Paul’s Personal Opinion?
T Man May 13, at AM. This is very Simple.. Paul clearly makes a distinction when its his opinion he uses I As a woman I would like the opportunity to interject.
I have read the Bible multiple times and every time I come to the teachings of Paul makes me cringe. His opinions have become doctrine and so many factions of Christianity. You must confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Because Jesus is already Lord of your life whether or not you have obeyed his gospel. Indeed, we obey him, not to make him Lord, but because he already is Lord. Matthew Having believed, repented, and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, you must be baptized for the remission of your sins. Acts It is at this point and not before that your sins are forgiven.
Acts It is impossible to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without teaching the absolute necessity of baptism for salvation. Once you are saved, God adds you to his church and writes your name in the Book of Life. Revelation ; Revelation ; Galatians In Matthew , Jesus promised to build a church. In Acts , Luke tells us that people were being added to that church. That church is the church of Christ. It is not. The church of Christ is the church that belongs to Christ, that was established by Christ, that was built by Christ, and that was bought by Christ. We are not voted into the church by men, and we do not join a church the way some might join a country club.
Instead, God adds us to His church when we obey His gospel. Are those in the church of Christ the only people who are going to be saved? Of course they are! God adds people to His church when they are saved. To be saved outside of the church of Christ is to be saved outside of the body of Christ — and that can never happen. Jesus is not just a way to the Father; he is the way to the Father.
Thus, the real question is not what is the church of Christ, but is rather how do you become a part of the church of Christ? That question was asked in the first century as it is asked today, and the answer remains the same. Like the Apostle Paul, we are saved when our sins are washed away at our baptism. There is one church of Christ. If you are a member of something else or something more or something less, then you are not serving God according to His plan or according to His will.
He wants you to be a Christian and only a Christian, wearing only the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the head and the savior of the church, His body. Want to know more? Here are 10 things everyone should understand about the church , here are some common misconceptions about the church, and here is how God views the church. What must I do? That same question was asked in Acts at the end of the very first gospel sermon ever preached. Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings, which means he is your Lord and your King whether or not you obey him or believe him.
In fact, Paul prayed after he saw Jesus on the road to Damascus Acts , and yet Paul was still in his sins when Ananias met him three days later Acts Cornelius prayed to God always Acts , and yet there remained something he still had to do after calling for Peter Acts If your preacher is telling you something different, then you need a new preacher!
Here is God's Plan of Salvation. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
And now why tarriest thou? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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