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First of all, many New Testament scholars say that Ephesians is not authentic, but was written in Paul's name by an anonymous author in the 80s of the first century. Burton L. Mack says in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 183, the style is different, the vocabulary is different and the rhetoric is different from authentic Pauline letters. This should rule ...


The practice of speaking in tongues is really only discussed in 1 Corinthians chapter 14, but Paul provides no information how to achieve this gift of the Holy Spirit, and appears to discourage it as he regards speaking in tongues as not being useful, compared to other gifts such as the ability to prophesy. In 1 Corinthians 14:6, he says that he would not ...

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