Was the Apostle Paul a Hellenized Jew?

Many scholars mean by this term that the Hellenized person actively promoted Greek culture and paganism. Some, on the other hand, mean a Greek-speaking person impacted by Greek culture, morals, and paganism in that they only lived or worked in such a community.

Does Hebrews 6:4-6 Describe True Christians, Who Apostatize (Arminians), or Those Who Are Awakened and Enlightened, Then Fall Back (Calvinists)?

Eternal security, also known as "once saved, always saved," is the belief that from the moment anyone becomes a Christian, they will be saved and will not lose salvation. Once a person is truly "born of God" or "regenerated" by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, nothing in heaven or earth "shall be able to separate (them) from the love of God" (Romans 8:39), and thus nothing can reverse the condition of having become a Christian. Is this true? Hebrews 6:4-6 is a major proof text either way.

Isaiah 35:8-9: What is the Highway of Holiness?

“The Way of Holiness: this is obviously a seriously meant requirement, for the unclean cannot travel it. This is the equivalent of the ‘law of God’ passage in 33:14–16. The Lord never reduces his standards to match the weaknesses of his people; he raises his people to the height of his standards. How this will happen Isaiah does not say; he simply leaves us to assume that such meeting of the requirements of the law is achieved for the Lord’s people by his work of salvation (4f.) and redemption (9d, 10a), for the redeemed will walk there! Unclean (ṭāmē’) refers to impurities catered for by the sacrifices. Those disqualified from walking the Way of Holiness are therefore self-disqualified through failure to use the means of grace available to them.”—J. Alec Motyer,

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑