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Paul was not placing a curse on people, We are accursed when we commit our first sin. All that Paul was saying is that Redemption in the form of Jesus, has been offered to rebellious man, and if man does not accept that redemption let him receive his just punishment. Let's take a closer look at John 3:16 and 17 and see how it applies to what Paul is saying. ...


Εἴ τις οὐ φιλεῖ τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν χριστόν, ἤτω ἀνάθεμα. Μαρὰν ἀθά.1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone doesn't love the Lord, let him be condemned! May our Lord come! 1 Corinthians 16:22 (ISV) The Greek word ἀνάθεμα (anathema) connotes to be doomed and so separated from Christ. Reference: http://biblehub.com/greek/331.htm


If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1Co 16:22: The word "ANATHEMA" means "accursed" (Vine's Expository Dictionary), and the words "MARAN ATHA" mean "our Lord has come" (Strong's Concordance). So, Paul was saying, "If anyone doth not dearly love the Lord, Let him be anathema (that is, 'accursed'): Maran atha (that is, ...

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