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I don't believe that the nature of Christ's resurrected body needs to be a part of the answer. Paul is creating a distinction here in Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle - not from men nor through man, BUT through Jesus Christ and God the Father... in order to establish the source of his authority. A great deal of this entire epistle is a defense of his ...


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The Greek text does not say "a man". It is not talking in the singular about any one man. It states, "...not from men..." Rather, this is a collective form, speaking of humanity. Paul was not authorised for his task through men, that is, through any one body of mankind (e.g. the Sanhedrin or any other body). His authority came from Heaven, through a ...


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The question, which I am answering (as it stands at 19:09 GMT on 03 February 2020) is : How can Paul say his apostleship is not from men, neither through man ? Paul makes clear in Galatians 1:1 that his apostleship was not through man, or by man. It was through Jesus Christ and through God Father (literal). If not through man or by man and if through (...


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St. Paul is saying that Jesus is not "man" in the sense he here refers to: "a mere man." Rather, Jesus, "who, being in the form of God, deemed not equality with God robbery, but humbled himself, taking the form of a servant: being made in the likeness of men, and in habit also found as man." (Phil. 2:6-7) From (apo) means "apostle sent from" and by (dia) ...


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Yes, Jesus was resurrected like a new human being. What Paul is trying to say is that his teaching is not of human origin like religious tachings are. He is trying to say he didn't got his doctrine from human sources, but from Jesus, who is the Son of God.


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”And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. - Acts 13:3” The passage does not tell exactly what is the laying of hands. Is it a blessing prayer for their journey or a sacramental ceremony? Let’s take a look on what is says in this commentary below. Fasting and prayer, imposing their hands upon them. By which ...


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Are the teachers and prophets who laid hands on Saul & Barnabas in Acts13:1-3 ordained Bishops? It is not impossible that Paul could have been ordained a priest in Acts 13:1-3 and consecrated a bishop by St. Peter in Galatians 1:18. The ordination of bishops belongs to the Apostles and their successors. Teachers and Prophets can not ordain priests or ...


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