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According to 1 Corinthians chapter 2, Paul was teaching things that he learned from the Spirit of the risen Christ. It was clear that he was teaching things that the disciples were not comfortable with at first, and Paul had to persuade them (James and Peter) that his teachings were true. If Jesus had taught James and Peter what the Spirit was teaching Paul, ...


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First, is this instructive, or descriptive? What I mean is, is Paul saying that to be loving, this is how we must behave? Or is he saying, someone who loves just naturally displays these characteristics? He is saying what is love. It means that if you love, you will bear all things, believe all things, hope and endure all things. Second, if this is ...


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New to the site, love the question and the forum. Bear with me through the answer to what is being said, for what I hope will be a helpful answer to how it is intended to be applied. To the question of whether Paul is being instructive or descriptive, this master-teacher really wants his audience to understand this concept, as their behavior indicates ...


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The Apostle Paul spent many years in Rome, most of them as a prisoner of the Roman government. The evidence is that Paul arrived and was imprisoned in early 61 AD and liberated in 63 AD and that he was imprisoned again upon his return to Rome, possibly after returning from Spain. The thing that is noteworthy here is the amount of time he spent in captivity ...



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