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May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
@San - Actually, I really like the way the question is worded now. Thank you.
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
@SanJacinto - Okay, I just changed "at what point did he receive Christ" to "at what point did Paul become regenerated" - in this case it looks more simple and consistent without any apparent assumptions on my part. I really have no particular assumptions here.
May
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revised At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
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May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
"Substitute "salvation" for "regeneration" in my comment if you like" - Perhaps, I am being too technical here, but since there many people out there who believe that the saved nations in Rev. 21:24 will not be regenerated, i.e. will not be the children of God, likewise there are many who believe that those in 2 Peter 2:20-21 are the regenerated ones who will finally lose their salvation, I insist on drawing a difference between these two terms. The one that I am concerned with is the second one, that is "regeneration".
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
@SanJacinto - Perhaps, you are right. Can you, please, help me rephrase my question then?
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
@Jas3.1 - Where on earth in my question did I ask about salvation? Please, re-read my question, can you find the word "salvation" in there? My question is about regeneration, and specifically about the regeneration of Paul. Salvation is too big of a topic and I agree it would take a whole different study.
May
15
revised Is it possible for The Bible to contain errors?
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May
15
answered Is it possible for The Bible to contain errors?
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
"One answer to the "born of water" question even gives a link to the topic of Baptismal Regeneration" - That's right, and the whole article discusses the matter of regeneration in the light of baptism, or better, the matter of baptism in the light of regeneration, while my question is about regeneration outside of baptism. Can you see the difference?
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
inevitably fall into discussing the meaning of baptism in the light of salvation, while my question is about regeneration. Ironically, the epistle, in which John spoke of being a regenerated child of God, i.e. being born of God, probably the most - the 1st John (3:1,9,10, 4:7,9, 5:1,2,4,11,12,13,18) - doesn't mention baptism at all!
May
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comment At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
"Question number 1 has already been discussed many times on this forum" - I've just looked through that list and have discovered that none of those threads is in fact discussing my question. The two closest to my question are "Biblical basis for baptism as a prerequisite for salvation" and "What does it mean “born of water” in John 3:5?", but they both
May
15
comment Biblical basis for baptism as a prerequisite for salvation
"Given that Jesus baptized no one" - How does this assertion go along with John 3:22: "... came Jesus and His disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He tarried with them, and baptized"?
May
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asked At what point did Paul become a child of God, born of God?
May
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accepted Do they use icons in the Roman Catholic Church?
May
5
comment Do they use icons in the Roman Catholic Church?
I see. Thank you.
May
5
comment How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
I agree. So, how does it go along with the assertion about simplicity that you brought up in your answer?
May
5
comment Do they use icons in the Roman Catholic Church?
Do they kiss them?
May
5
comment Who will judge the 12th tribe of Israel?
I don't quite understand how this "general-y'all" assertion goes along with Mat.19:28 where it says explicitly "... you shall sit upon twelve thrones judging twelve tribes of Israel".
May
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comment Who will judge the 12th tribe of Israel?
@Affable Geek - You may want to reconsider Paul's own words, in which he states that he is the least of the Apostles: "And that He (Jesus) was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve ... After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time, for I am the least of the apostles..." (1 Cor. 15:5-9). Take a wild guess who is included among the twelve here mentioned by Paul. Obviously, he did not include himself in that number. Neither Judas was there. I wouldn't rely so much on the church tradition as on the Bible.
May
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answered Who will judge the 12th tribe of Israel?