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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is taking communion in an unworthy manner unforgivable?

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Matthew 12:31. Jesus makes clear that ...
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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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If these passages from 1 Corinthians don't teach the eternal submission of Jesus to the Father, then how should I understand them?

Yes, the relationship of submission to the Father is eternal as regards the Son. (The name 'Jesus' is only relevant after the event in Bethlehem when a child was laid in a manger and named.) The ...
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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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How can 1 Corinthians 15:3 be reconciled with Calvinism and limited atonement?

I've looked in numerous systematic theologies and books on evangelism written by Calvinists, and none of them address this particular issue, even though they address many other challenging verses ...
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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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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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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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Pascal's wager vs 1 Corinthians 15:17-19

Pascal's wager looked at the consequences of belief in God versus unbelief against the possibilities of God versus no God. In 1 Cor. 15 Paul dealt with Greek philosophy that looked at death as ...
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According to Trinitarian theologians, why is Christ distinguished from God at 1 Corinthians 11:3 as a man is distinguished from Christ?

In antiquity a person's mind, emotions and intellect were not considered seated in the head but rather in the belly — more specifically: feelings were ascribed to the bowels and one's will to one's ...
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Is taking communion in an unworthy manner unforgivable?

Is taking communion in an unworthy manner unforgivable? The short answer is no. No Christian denomination holds this to be an unforgivable sin. Eastern Christianity "Blasphemy against the Holy ...
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What is the "present crisis" in 1 Corinthians 7?

Now concerning virgins παρθενων I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the ...
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How can 1 Corithians 15:3 and Psalms 49:7 be reconciled?

In context the scripture reads - Ps. 49:6-9: “Those who are trusting in their means of maintenance, and who keep boasting about the abundance of their riches, not one of them can by any means redeem ...
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Did the early church record other events of handing people over to Satan?

The early church did indeed apply this language to specific cases, particularly in relation to God's judgment and church discipline. For example, Chrysostom describes Judas and Job as being "...
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How is 1 Corinthians 9:27 reconciled with the teaching that losing salvation is impossible?

Reformed theologians approach this verse in two ways: Paul is striving for a prize other than salvation Paul is proving, through his actions, that he is truly saved Striving for a prize John Gill ...
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How do Protestants interpret "baptized for the dead" in 1 Corinthians 15:29?

Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them? Why are we also in danger every hour? I affirm, brethren, by ...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

The answer to Paul's question : Shall the weak brother perish ? (I Corinthians 8:11 - KJV - απολειται ο ασθενων αδελφος) is ... no he shall not perish. The reason that the weak brother will not ...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

There are two common approaches to dealing with this challenge. I'll quote from Calvinists Robert Reymond for the first, and Charles Hodge for the second. That "ruin" (apollymi) here does ...
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According to Preterism has Jesus already delivered the kingdom to God?

There are two types of Preterism – Full (or consistent) Preterism, which is sometimes called hyper-Preterism, and Partial Preterism. Full Preterism believes all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled. It ...
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How many died because of immorality in the wilderness?

1) It is possible, that those that died that very day amounted to 23000 and those that died in the following day(s) added 1000 more. 2) It could have been Paul not remembering the exact number. ...
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