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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

I'll offer a response broken into 2 sections: Was Paul a Jew? If yes, what kind of Jew? 1. Was Paul a Jew? There is a risk here of imposing anachronisms on Paul: we are accustomed to thinking of ...
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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

It is certainly true that "Paul had a very remarkable role in shifting the Christian faith into a more Gentile and independent religion rather than enforcing Mosaic laws." However, the ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

This is all I could glean from "scholarly sources" about this matter. First, under the heading "Biblical Concept of Salvation", this Catholic source shows a change in view after ...
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How do Christians who insist upon keeping the 7th day Sabbath explain Acts 15?

The Seventh Day Adventist groups do keep a 7th day Sabbath (and not a Sunday Lord's Day as is mainstream Christian practice.) I am not one of them, but met one of their foremost leaders in Edinburgh ...
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Is there any external or internal evidence that Theophilus in Luke and Acts is a pseudonym?

Is there any external or internal evidence that Theophilus in Luke and Acts is a pseudonym? It may have been that the name of Theophilus may have been a pseudonym, but the evidence is not strong ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

Acts 2:47 says : " And the Lord added to the church day by day, those who were being saved ". As such, joining the church itself meant that one was saved. On my side of the planet, converts ...
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Does Acts 13:15 imply the synagogues were very social and allowed strangers to speak to the congregation?

In most modern Christian churches, the services are conducted by someone that is a figure of authority, presenting the official views of God, the Church, and its hierarchy to the congregation. This is ...
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Does Acts 13:15 imply the synagogues were very social and allowed strangers to speak to the congregation?

THE SYNAGOGEEthnic Fellowship The answer is found in the cultural and socio-political setting of the first century. The Jewish people were zealous in keeping ethnic purity, so stayed by themselves in ...
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Did Paul remain a Jew even after his conversion?

Did Paul remain a Jew after his Conversion? Before Before his conversion, Paul was an ethnic Jew, raised in the culture of first century Judaism (rabbinism). He ate kosher food, refrained from contact ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation? 15 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, ...
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Do Cessationists believe that the Holy Spirit still speaks specific messages or instructions to Christians today?

Q. Do Cessationists believe that the Holy Spirit still speaks specific messages or instructions to Christians today? A. Only during the offering. You may take this as only humor, however as key aspect ...
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Why (and when) did the Apostles stop requiring exactly twelve apostles? Why was James not replaced?

OP: Why was this? Did the policy change? The replacement of an apostle requirements was laid out specifically. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus ...
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