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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
Interesting, you might be right. Just to be clear you're saying that "from the Lord" is not referring to some word spoken directly to Paul by the Lord through the spirit. ie divine wisdom or revealed knowledge etc. I always assumed that's what it would have meant; but rather when he says "but [I give my judgment] as one who by the Lord's mercy ... " he is referring to being inspired by the spirit. If correct then I think this brings heavenly inspiration much closer to us; and I do tend (myself) to think that our wisdom is inspired by God, even if we don't know for certain that that is the case
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comment Are there unforgivable sins?
Well Peter denied him and clearly was forgiven.
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
@SanJacinto Actually I think I see now where you were going ... I hadn't really been focusing on the as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy part of the scripture
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
To be honest I think you've done a particularly amazing job explaining this ( to my own personal satisfaction anyway that is ). In my case I would tend to agree with everything you wrote here but I don't know that I would have been capable of formulating it. I think the question you brought up Why did God cause Paul to write his own opinion as part of Scripture? was probably the essence of my issue and I think your answer is as good as I'm likely to get this side of glory. It serves as a reminder of the hugeness of God. Thanks. And thanks to all the other answers and comments too.
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accepted Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
@warren I know the words in Job were recorded accurately. I know God refuted these words ... my point about Job is presumably similar to yours ... ie that we typically and naturally discern what is actually and exactly "God's word" within the bible. My point is that we already do this with passages as you described, but we don't do this with passages like 1cor7:25 ( or at least I've never heard anyone address the issue ) ... does that explain it a bit better.
Oct
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
@San Jacinto. Yes I can take Paul's word for it too, that's not the issue, it's an issue of what's "from God" and what's "from man" and how we view these things in general.
Oct
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
I know. Christians, including me, believe that the new and old testaments are the word of God ( and many of us believe that the writers themselves contributed little to the sovereign inspiration of the holy spirit. Chuck missler has some material on this ) ... yet there are passages which clearly are not God's word ... plenty of stuff from the book of Job for example God himself refutes as NOT being His ( later in the book ) ... anyway I don't think we examine this stuff deeply enough when you consider that doctrines preached every sunday are built on scriptures as the "Word of God".
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comment Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
I see what you're saying but how can you say the moral lessons are from God if the idea is not God's but Paul's by his own admission. It might be God's opinion but there's also the possibility that Paul could be literally totally wrong, or am I not right?
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asked Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?
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comment Are there unforgivable sins?
@vonjd - You could be right, I am intrigued but how do you interpret/explain Matt 12:31/32 then ? "Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. "And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come," (NASB).
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answered Do not allow a sorceress/witch to live?
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comment Are we born sinners?
@AmbroseH sums it up well actually
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comment Are we born sinners?
@dancek thanks - I'm no expert on denominations. I'm non denom myself really, but i thought most of that would be held to by the majority of reformation churches ... am i wrong ? Not entirely sure where i came up with my position exactly. I listen to a very wide variety of teachers, mostly charismatic/pentecostal. Plus I've studied meditated and prayed about romans 7 and 8 for many years.