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From the Catholic Haydock Commentary: Ver. 7. As to Peter was that of the circumcision. Calvin pretends to prove by this, that St. Peter and his successors are not head of the whole Church, because St. Peter was only the apostle of the Jews. But St. Paul speaks not here of the power and jurisdiction, but of the manner that St. Peter and he were to be ...


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I've been able to find exactly two explanations: The anomaly is because two separate Pauline letter collections were merged, one of which ended with Galatians and the other of which began with Ephesians. The canonical order was modified from pure length order to emphasize the imprisonment theme common to Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. The truth ...


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Evangelicals defend this analogy by arguing (1) that even in the original context, "Abraham's offspring" did not refer to all Abraham's physical descendants, (2) that "Christ" can be interpreted as a spiritual descendant, not merely a single physical descendant, and (3) that the context, particularly Galatians 3:28–29, demonstrates that Christians are joined ...


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Despite the etymological link with pharmakeia, the Church Fathers did not condemn the use of medicinal drugs, but, on the contrary, saw all medical arts as a blessing from God. I think the most famous writing that relates this is from Basil the Great's Ascetical Works (4th century): In as much as our body is susceptible to various hurts, some ...


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Gal 5:18 vs John 3:16 Galatians 5:18-21 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, ...


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It's interesting that this perspective is known as the the 'New Perspective on Paul', for the idea that works goes hand in hand with faith has been central to the Catholic and Orthodox Church which preceded the Reformed Church and its claim of sola fide. If you were to go to a Catholic or Orthodox Christian in the 12th century and claim that St. Paul thought ...



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