We have had religions that have set dates for Christ’s return or constantly say, ‘the end is near!’ We have many Christians always yelling from the rooftops that “the end is coming!” Avoid these!
At times, it may simply be a case of needing to slow down and carefully read the account, considering exactly what is being said.” If we slow down and get at what Paul, Jesus and James meant by what they said, we will see there are no contradictions.
What We Will Discover in This Article What did Jesus say about the rich man and Lazarus? Is it a true historical narrative, that is, did it really happen? Does this parable reinforce the so-called hellfire doctrine? What did Jesus mean by the words that he used in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus?
Philippians 3:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Not that I have already obtained it or am already perfect [τελειόω teleioō], but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect [τέλειος teleios], have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.
At the 1870 Vatican Council, the decreed that Peter was the supreme and full primacy and authority over the universal Catholic Church based on their interpretation of Matthew 16:16-19 and John 21:15-17 and the conversations between Jesus and Peter.
The Catholic Encyclopedia maintains that Peter was in Rome, saying, “St. Peter’s residence and death in Rome are established beyond contention as historical facts by a series of distinct testimonies extending from the end of the first to the end of the second centuries.”
Some would argue that the Holy Spirit works in our heart and mind as we “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” (v. 12)
Paul had healed the sick, even raising the dead. (Acts 20:9-10) ‘Why was Paul unable to heal his coworker, Epaphroditus?’
When we look at the situation Paul found himself in, and we find that Paul was “hard-pressed” as to the possibility of living or dying. (Phil. 1:21)