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.
LUKE 16:19–31: Who Were the Rich Man and Lazarus?—Parable or Narrative?
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, 15–Are Christians Perfect? Has the Apostle Paul Contradicted Himself?
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.
MATTHEW 16:18 “Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church”?
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.
1 PETER 5:13: Was the Apostle Peter In Rome?
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.”
Philippians 2:12-13 BDC: How Is it that God causes us “to will and to act”?
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)
PHILIPPIANS 2:25-30–Some Bible scholars have asked the question, ‘why was Paul not able to heal his coworker, Epaphroditus?
Paul had healed the sick, even raising the dead. (Acts 20:9-10) ‘Why was Paul unable to heal his coworker, Epaphroditus?’
NTBDC Philippians 1:23: What were the “two” things that had Paul “hard-pressed” and what ‘departing’ did he desire?
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)
NTBD: James 5:20 “He who turns a sinner back from the error of his way” will save whose soul from death?
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.
NTBDC James 5:1-6 – Are Riches a Blessing or a Curse?
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.