Pauline Authorship In The Epistle

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The strongest argument for Pauline authorship in this epistle involves the ancient tradition of the church. As early as the second century Paul was regarded in the East as the author, and during the 3rd century his authorship was the accepted view. In the West where the epistle was known from earliest times, Pauline authorship was rejected and did not gain general acceptance until the forth century. Yet the strongest argument against Pauline authorship is found within the epistle itself. In 2:3 the author regards himself as one whose knowledge of Christ was secondhand. By contrast Paul vehemently declares that his apostleship and message were directly from Jesus Christ (Gal.1:1 &12) Other worthy suggestions include Luke , Barnabas Silas and…show more content…
Friends may be lost, financial benefits, associations, social status, etc. In really understanding the path to becoming a part of the son-ship company or first born of Jesus Christ, the perfect man, the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:11-13); it is imperative that we understand the pattern; following it, based on the specifications of the Master craftsman. The race-course(model) as instructed in Exod.25:8 and further indication by the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 9:24-27 is provided so that the whole race must be run, but only one (the man-child company) receives the prize. Yes! The double portion - the birthright - the…show more content…
It is more convenient to receive and possess instead of Take because it is more consistent with a weak church. The King James Bible is said to be the closest to the original. The editors of King James Study Bible do not explain who is to take the Kingdom by force. (Matt.11:11-12) Jesus Himself further declares:
“Verily I say unto you, among men that are born, of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist, notwithstanding, he that is least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” V.12 , and “from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent shall take it by force.”That’s right, only the violent shall take it by force; an army with Jesus’ Spirit at the head as in Joel 2.
This being the bedrock of God’s eternal plan leaves one to wonder what the driving force is behind the celebrated Rapture theory. There has to be a very good reason for this theology of evasion.
There is a tendency to camp around the mountain longer than is required. God instructed Moses to build Him a tabernacle that He may come and dwell among His people. Again this tabernacle is a shadow of things to come. It is first the natural, then the spiritual. Although this is an Old Testament

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