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Is 1 Corinthians 15:27 problematic for trinitarians?

The Queen of England is greater than me in that she is my Queen and I am her loyal subject.. but we are equal in that we are both human. My father is greater than me in that he is my father, but we ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:28 disregarded by trinitarians?

That the Son (in regard to his Deity) should have a relationship with his Father, which is a matter of filial and voluntary subjection, does not mean that he is not equal in Deity to the Father. Equal ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:27 problematic for trinitarians?

No problem for Trinitarians at all. The context of 1 Corinthians 15:27 is actually a big problem for Unitarians. 1 Corinthians 15:27-28 [27]For he hath put all things under his feet. But when ...
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External reference of Jesus's resurrection?

According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third ...
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How many people saw Christ Jesus rise from the dead?

Read the whole chapter. Earlier in 1st Corinthians 15 the Bible's definitive answer to this question is given. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died ...
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How do denominations which do not believe in transubstantiation, view 1 Cor 10 : 16-17?

A definition of transubstantiation in a Reformed Protestant book is: "Change undergone by the physical elements of the Eucharist, according to Roman Catholic teaching. The bread and wine, in ...
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What does Paul mean by "Love believes all things?"

Since Paul didn't expand on this, the best we can do is to review what noted theologians have said about this. To get some good answers, you really need to look no further than Bible commentaries. ...
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How do Calvinists explain Calvin's use of Baruch?

Actually, in his magnum opus "Institutes of the Christian Religion" (ICR), he cited Tobit, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and Siriach. The Geneva Bible, which Calvin accepted and fostered, also ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 8:6 prove Unitarianism?

You ask how is 1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. ...
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How do denominations which do not believe in transubstantiation, view 1 Cor 10 : 16-17?

Actually, Paul refers to Christians as bread, the one loaf. It is a metaphor. For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1 Cor 10:17 I highly doubt ...
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How do evangelicals interpret 1 Corinthians 10:16?

From Barnes' Notes on the Bible: The more obvious signification is, that there is a sense in which it may be said that the cup is blessed, and that by prayer and praise it is set apart and ...
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Why did Paul Thank God he didn't baptize some individuals?

The First Epistle to the Corinthians opens with an expanded address (1 Corinthians 1:1-7), identifying its writer as the apostle Paul who, with Sosthenes, was writing to the church community in ...
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What feast does Paul refer to in 1 Corinthians 5:8?

The preceding verses answers your question: 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ...
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We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels

The simplest way to reconcile these passages is to dispute the KJV's translation of βραχύ as "a little." This is, in fact, what most other translations have done, including those that have no interest ...
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What is the modern argument against obligatory head coverings?

Since the question does not specify a denomination, I am assuming that any denomination is OK. I thus am basing my answers with one of the clearest doctrinal statements I could find. However, it is ...
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How do Catholics explain 1 Corinthians 11:21 in light of Transubstantiation?

The bread and wine we offer at Mass do become, in Catholic understanding, "truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ"1, and this ...
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How do Evangelicals explain when Paul writes "I, not the Lord"?

Evangelical commentators generally hold that Paul is speaking authoritatively in 1 Corinthians 7:12, and only indicating that he was not aware of any direct teaching on this subject by Jesus during ...
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Where does the LDS section heading for 1 Corinthians 7 come from?

The short answer: revelation to Joseph Smith. The long answer: The LDS edition of the King James Version (KJV plus references) was authored in 1979 under the direction of the Apostles: In 1979 and ...
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What does Paul mean by "Love believes all things?"

1 Corinthians 13 is one of those chapters that tends to be read at weddings and get taken out of context. Because of its association with weddings, many associate it with romantic love, and David ...
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How do people who hold salvation as a one time event respond to passages of "being saved"?

Allow me to refer to John Stott - 'Why I Am a Christian,' (IVP, 2003) p. 87 (a riposte to Bertrand Russell's earlier work, 'Why I Am Not a Christian.') I have been saved – in the past – from the ...
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Who is entitled to partake in the Lord's Supper?

John Gills exposition of the Bible always explained it the best for me: The bread and cup are called the bread and cup of the Lord; these may be eaten and drank "unworthily", when they are eaten ...
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How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?

Orthodox bishops, priests and monks always remove their hats (of whatever kind) when praying. The Bishop removes his mitre at the Altar. Monks hang their klobuk over their shoulder or remove it ...
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What does Paul mean by "Love believes all things?"

Anthony Thiselton, in his NIGTC commentary, has offered the following translation of 1 Cor 13:7: It never tires of support, never loses faith, never exhausts hope, never gives up. Here, the phrase ...
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How can 1 Corithians 7:14 and Luke 14:27 be reconciled?

You missed an essential part of the scripture in 1 Corinthians, I feel. The full scripture in KJV reads: 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is ...
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In 1 Corinthians 8:5, what do the "many gods and many lords" refer to?

There are actually two similar ways that this passage is interpreted: That the "gods" and "lords" are the completely imaginary gods of the heathen That the "gods" and "lords" are supernatural beings ...
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When did Judas Iscariot kill himself?

Matthew 27:3 says that the impetus for Judas' suicide was seeing him be condemned, rather than seeing him being executed or anything else. Jesus' interactions with Pilate, including the possibility of ...
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What is the case that 1 Corinthians 15:7 refers to James the Just, relative of Jesus, rather than James, one of the Twelve?

It seems more likely that Paul was referring to James the Just (Christ's familial "brother" or possibly a "brother" in name only), but we have no definitive way of knowing this. Some considerations: ...
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Why did Paul Thank God he didn't baptize some individuals?

The church of Corinth had a problem: it was split up into quarrelling factions. The people were more focused on the differences between them, such as which apostles they identified with, than the ...
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Who was house of Chloe?

Looking through several Bible commentaries, it looks like not a lot known definitively about Chloe. While some have speculated that Chloe refers to a place, most commentators are reasonably sure that ...
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What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion (Wikipedia) The Anglican church has different ordination guidelines in different countries, and often the parishes are allowed to make the decision for ...
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