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Does Hebrews ever quote Jesus verbatim? Hebrews 10:1-9 (DRB) For the law having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things; by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect: 2 For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should ...


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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source? The short answer is possibly. Since Paul was not a personal witness of Jesus' words, how could he quote him directly from his public ministry. However, St. Paul is possibly seen as quoting Jesus on the Road to Damascus when he was converted but the author of the Acts wrote in the third ...


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Paul is not "generally considered" to be the author of Hebrews. If there was a poll of Christians it is difficult to say how many would believe Paul wrote Hebrews, how many did not believe, and all those in the middle. Though the King James Version calls it "The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews" that is the opinion of the producers of the KJV, it ...


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Both Jesus and Paul taught that we should love our neighbor. Paul was addressing a situation where the church had been generous in providing welfare for the needy, but those needy took advantage of this generosity and were becoming lazy and a burden to others. In Galatians 6, Paul says "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of ...


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Consider what the Apostle Paul cited as the proof of his authority: 2 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness ...


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As a Protestant, let me offer a different interpretation: the phrase "thorn in the flesh" should not be taken in isolation - it has meaning in an Old Testament context. In Numbers 33:55 the Israelites were warned concerning the heathen Canaanites: But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your ...


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I think you might be overthinking this. Going by NKJV, Acts 9:1-9, Christ did not necessarily "appear" physically. Verses 3-4 only indicate that Paul heard a voice and saw a light, and that light could have been anything As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a ...


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If you take a year's leave-of-absence from work, it doesn't mean that you are forbidden to visit your workplace. During that time, when your co-workers refer to when you are going to return they will be referring to the end of the year, not to an occasional visit. Similarly, a simple return to Earth, appearing as a physical man, should not be confused with ...


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