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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Rex282
Question, if the BoR is about God ending death, then where will all these people past, present, and future generations live? We are already pretty overcrowded given the resource consumption of our current population, let alone all the people who have ever lived and will live.
Again, the men which were already Apostles of Christ could add nothing to Paul. In fact, Paul goes to great length to tell us that His Gospel is NOT dependent on the authority of any Apostle. In other words, his gospel is not dependent upon ‘flesh and blood.’ He cares nothing about hearing anything from anyone about the Christ because they can add ‘nothing to him.’ Paul even seems to snub his nose at them at the apostles…
“But of these [Peter, James, John] who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person, for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me” (Gal. 2:6).
Wait a minute, Paul! Why would God go through the trouble of handpicking these Apostles and giving them authority in the church because they walked with the literal Christ if God accepts no man’s person? A lot of people, even Christians, are turned off by Paul’s statements above. It almost seems as if Paul is full of arrogance. But I do not believe this is the case, nor do I believe we need to have anything against Paul. P
For now, I believe we should take away the fact that Paul is stating something powerful which ALL Christians must come to do: not to rely on ANY man or religious doctrine from man for the truth about Christ, because the true revelation of Christ can only be experienced by you, within you!
In Romans 16:25 he states:
“Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began…”
What is this mystery of Christ, and why was it kept secret? We get a clear answer in 1 Corinthians 2:7:
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom…”
Part of the answer lies in the fact that Paul’s mystery is hidden wisdom. And that hidden wisdom is fully revealed only by the revelation of the inner, mystical Christ. Paul makes this clear in Colossians 1:27:
“To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ IN YOU…”
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: SlapMonkey
Umm..let me TRY to enlighten you a bit. And Im no real expert...If Im wrong as I think I am a bit...someone will come along and correct me.