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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19, NIV) I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. (1 Timothy 5:21, NIV) The core difference is those ...


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The quote is from 1 Tim 6:10 (which would have been written in Greek, not Hebrew). The Greek reads: ῥίζα γὰρ πάντων τῶν κακῶν ἐστιν ἡ φιλαργυρία Here are some translations: KJV: For the love of money is the root of all evil ASV, NRSV, TNIV: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil NET: For the love of money is the root of all evils. The NET ...


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Mason Wheeler's answer covers a lot of ground. There are some other approaches to this that are also worth considering though. One is to look at "the law of the land" - in many countries, many drugs are illegal and therefore the Bible passages that urge us to obey and respect the laws of our countries therefore apply to drug use/misuse as well. (Example ...


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First, beware of false premises. Food provides sustenance to the body. It contains calories and vital nutrients. Drugs do not, so it would be a mistake to equate them with food. In fact, drugs tend to have the opposite effect from food: instead of nourishing the body, they harm it. Second, simply because "everything created by God is good," that does not ...


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Here are some verses that were often referred to in discussions of ordination of women among ELCA Lutherans. 1) Women first at tomb I know a female ELCA Lutheran pastor who said she felt her call to be pastor solidify after reading the Gospels and seeing that women who came to the tomb were the first evangelists of a resurrected Christ. 2) No male/female ...


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Christians who consider each congregation to have no higher authority structures than its own elders or ministers do not think that these verses suggest anything else. These were new churches, having just been started by Paul and his associates, but without sustainable endemic leadership, so they needed to be kickstarted by Timothy and Titus. Once they ...


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At least three early adherents of apocatastasis refer to this passage. But not all their references to it are necessarily defenses of that particular doctrine. For example, Origen uses it to argue for the general love of God for his creation: We both read and know that God loves all existing things, and loathes nothing which He has made, for He would ...


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What prophecy was about Timothy? Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Both the Amplified and the Weust translations use the phrase "prophetic intimations" for the word "prophecies" in the KJV. This might mean that what was ...


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I don't see this particular passage referred to in, for example, the Summa Theologica (where I might expect to see it in an Objection to a discussion of whether priests should be celibate). In fact, I don't see in the Summa (though surely it must be somewhere) any discussion of the question of priestly celibacy. In the (standard Catholic) New American Bible,...


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An important translation issue for this verse is that there is no definite article (the) in any Greek manuscript that precedes the word translated as "root". Thus, it is perhaps a better translation to say that the love of money is a root of all evil rather than the root of all evil. When we recall Satan's fall, it was not the love of money, but the love ...


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There is a very detailed examination of this issue by Margaret Mowczko from an egalitarian perspective (answering in the affirmative) posted here: Was Phoebe a Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea? (Part 1) and here: Was Phoebe a Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea? (Part 2) While the usage of the word διάκονος in scripture is discussed at some length, the ...


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In general the phrase "Deliver this man to Satan" seems to imply some form of excommunication or another. The severity of excommunication varies widely among religions. In some religions, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, excommunication carries with it a complete severance from the group. In others, like the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, it ...


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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 or against provided they give sufficient argument and evidence. For example, although CofE as a rule accepts ordaining women, here is a case where it was ...


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Why is the matter of women's authority determined by Eve's acts in her life? 1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Paul is not describing a penalty on women in general because of something the first woman did. Paul is using Eve as an example of one of the the differences between men and women....


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Disclaimer: This answer was initially posted in response to this question which has been judged to be a duplicate of the OP. Women appear in ministry functions and even recognized roles in both the Old Testament and New Testament which of course, provides biblical evidentiary support for women's involvement in ministry in general and to a certain extent ...


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Let's start by remembering that we are living in very different times from those of the New Testament. 1 Timothy is a letter written by one pastor to another, and not all of it is intended as commandments to the entire church in all places down the millenia. Some of it is Paul giving Timothy good advice for the present circumstances (Sometimes we can deduce ...


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There does not seem to be any LDS view on 1 Timothy 3 requirements during the time they practiced polygamy (searched LDS website and Joseph Smith Papers). The LDS believe in modern prophets who receive revelation. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to be led by living prophets—inspired men called to speak for the ...


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The 1657 Westminster Confession of Faith, which the Reformed Tradition subscribes to, indeed explicitly understand some angels as elect. Quote from Chapter III (Of God's Eternal Decree) points 3 and 4: III. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angelsf are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others fore-ordained to ...


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Introduction: Let’s start with a brief overview to establish who’s who from the LDS point of view: Latter-day Saints commonly refer to God the Eternal Father as Elohim, a Hebrew plural meaning God or gods, and to his Son Jesus Christ, as Jehovah. The first spirit son of Elohim (Heavenly Father) and his wife (Heavenly Mother) is called Jehovah. Jehovah came ...


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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 "delivered to Satan," and says: Many such instances still occur. For since the Priests cannot know who are sinners, and unworthy partakers of the holy Mysteries, ...


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“Godless myths and old wives’ tales” and “irreverent, silly myths” mean the same thing within the context of the letter Paul is writing to Timothy. Just because one translation uses a slightly different phrase is of no significance, theologically speaking. The ESV Study Bible cross-references this verse to 1 Timothy 1:4 where an instruction is given "not ...


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On the subject of the immortality of the soul, Martin Luther has this to say : For since we call it a sleep, we know that we shall not remain in it, but be again awakened and live, and that the time during which we sleep, shall seem no longer than if we had just fallen asleep. Hence, we shall censure ourselves that we were surprised or alarmed at such a ...


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Tobacco was not known in the OT, nor in the NT times. It came into various cultures in the Old World (Eurasia and Africa) from the Americas/Western Hemisphere. Tobacco has long been used in the Americas, with some cultivation sites in Mexico dating back to 1400–1000 BC. {snip} Hernández de Boncalo, Spanish chronicler of the Indies, was the first European ...


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The use of no substance is inherently sinful, rather it's the state of mind that it produces in the user. If one is engaged in unrighteousness and rebellion against God's glory, then if he smokes marijuana, that will only serve to amplify the feeling of rebellion. Some drugs are so intensely pleasurable to the flesh that they will suspend one's normal ...


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Treating on the issue of celibacy: there is evidence that the Gnostics (a group claiming the title Christian but were far from (I do not have my copy of Pagels's The Gnostic Gospels to give a more specific example at this time)) denounced sex, sexuality, as well as the consumption of meat as "of this world" and forbade it to all members for all time. That ...


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I think Paul is saying that Jesus is the saviour of all people. I don't think that the word "all" needs to be qualified in any way. There are other "all" verses which help support this. For example: 1 John 2: 2 "He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world." Rom 5:18 "Consequently, just as one ...


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Just one week back I encountered the same question in my personal meditation. I think the key is in understanding the term Saviour. Saviour to all men: Originally all men ought to have been destroyed in Adam when he sinned. The Bible says, And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb ...


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If anyone in the biblical canon should be called a Universalist, it is most certainly Paul. This is understandable, since nobody at this time had ever heard of such a thing as an "eternal hell". Paul was very mystical, mixing the Hebrew Scriptures with Greek philosophy to explain his own idea of how this was to come about. The oldest reference to 1 ...


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