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)
Christians can save another person’s soul by turning them away from a sinful course that would have cost them their eternal life had they not turned around and repented.
Unlike many others, we are not going to deny the benefits of riches. Money is not the problem, and it is the love of money to the exclusion of our spiritual needs. Money will buy food, clothing, medical care, housing, and many other necessities of life. However, to become obsessed with money is when we cause ourselves many pains.
On one occasion, Jesus Christ was correcting the Jews in their practice of light, loose, and indiscriminate making of oaths.
Jesus was likely fluent in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. He was a perfect human with a perfect mind, after all. Aramaic was the common language where he grew up, with Greek being the lingua franca for the Roman Empire as a whole, and Hebrew did not begin to wane in Palestine until after the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome in 70 C.E. The synagogues used the Hebrew text. Jesus could have taught in Greek at times if the need arose. However, as the article shows, it is much more complex than this, as complex as this may sound.