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Even though Christ did not think it necessary to be equal to God, as far as creation is concerned God has made him equal.
Personally I prefer this interpretation: Philippians 2:6 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
Paul also kept the company of sinners.
Anyone who does not repent for his sins cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit, because if they are they are committing the one unforgiveable sin blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
I could also say that I became a teacher through the Gospel, but that would go against, no one should be called teacher. I believe that you are taking this verse to literally.
If I say I have become your father or your teacher, it is not truly I but the Holy Spirit that is at work through me.
Paul explains that all Scripture is from the Holy Spirit, which I know you disagree with also. But if you put the 2 points together, Paul is giving credit to the Holy Spirit for the Gospel which he is preaching. So he has become their father in the since that the Holy Spirit chose him to bring the good news.
I see no discrepancy as I myself think that I am to be a teacher and translator of the New Testament
If no one had the authority to spread the good news than who was going to do it for the first 1500 years before the bible was printed?
You can make the claim that Paul did not have the authority, although I disagree with you. I too believe that I have the authority to build up my brothers, but not to pull them down. Many of those who call themselves Christians do not follow Christ, who then should be the authority to correct them if not fellow believers. All believers have the authority to build up and correct their brothers.
You have completely missed the point of the entire message that Paul is teaching,
Grace is a gift given freely so no man can boast. This is what Jesus and Paul are saying
Paul is not saying that you shouldn’t do good he is simply saying that you should not boast, because the gift of Grace you were given is apart from works. This does agree with Christ.
You are right we can do this all day, but you are wrong you cannot win. You may not agree with me but I will show you that thier is a way to understand Paul that agrees with Christ
. . . Woe to you when all men speak well of you . . .
. . . Paul explains that all Scripture is from the Holy Spirit . . .
. . . as far as creation is concerned God has made him equal.
Originally posted by atotheb
reply to post by sacgamer25
"Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father... I and the Father are one..." And he also thanks God for revealing his name, "the name you gave me," and then, "In that day you will ask in My name. I'm not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf." Where does that come from... your kidding me. Starting with John 14:5, what I think is chief importance on Jesus identity... If you only believe that he is who he shows he is.