What did Paul mean when he told these Ancient Greeks to not cheat a brother by Pornea?
When Paul said to “put to death your members”, what did he mean? Did he believe the Kingdom of Heaven teachings of Jesus?
This powerful Letter from Paul teaches us to have confidence in the Love of God.
Parallels. There are parallels everywhere. What can we learn from parallels in teachings?
Is life a constant struggle of good and against evil, even within ourselves?
In this ancient Letter, a murderer promotes a way of living based on Love instead of Law. It should either be really good, or simply insane.
The wisdom of this world demands recompense – retribution. The Gospel changes the subject. To the person carrying the Kingdom of Heaven concepts, the focus of life is not behavior: to focus on behavior is to focus on death. The focus of life is Love.
The 1st Century Church style of living has influence on our understanding of Paul’s Letters. Did Paul command them to expel hated sinners while Jesus was proud of associating with hated sinners?
The concept of inside and outside is important. It is not a difficult concept, but is easy to confuse context.
Am I in or out?
part 3 of the series The Measure of Acceptability In this continuing series of essays seeking to understand the Measure of Acceptability, this essay provides some limited information to build a more complete concept of the Greek and Roman mindset. These concepts help us understand the letters Paul sent to the newly formed churches. The …