Category Archives: Understanding Paul

Ephesians 1 – A Temple Text

Ephesians 1 is all about who we were in the Pre-earth Council and who God the Father is in relation to us… this is set in the context of First Temple Israelite religion and in the modern Holy Temple I … Continue reading

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Hebrews – An Introduction

Hebrews – An Introduction Today we will briefly examine the text of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament and what we think is going on this text. We will look at who we think wrote Hebrews, when it … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 On Celibacy

Celibacy – Is this what Paul is encouraging the saints to do? From a quick reading of 1 Corinthians 7:6-9, it seems as if Paul is saying to the widows and those unmarried, that “it is good for them if … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 – Was Paul married?

Was Paul against marriage in general? It doesn’t seem so. This chapter seems to be answering a question about missionary service and marriage. Should missionaries be married? It seems as if Paul is counseling missionaries if they are unmarried, to … Continue reading

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