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Subjecting Ourselves to Governing Authorities?

What does Paul mean when he says we should subject ourselves to governing authorities? When we read Romans 13, it has been interpreted that we are to submit ourselves to any random government.  While we do promote being a good citizen in the eyes of a secular government, it is not likely that Paul was only speaking of governments that teach and obey the Torah. First, let’s read: Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority...

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Persuaded that Nothing is Unclean? Romans 14:14

We already know that the writings of Paul are difficult to understand. We were even warned beforehand by Peter that Paul’s letters can be misunderstood by those lacking a strong foundation in God’s Word. According to Peter, that error results in breaking God’s Law (lawlessness/wickedness) simply because Paul can be used (in a theological error) to teach against all or some of God’s Law (2 Peter 3:14:17).  Romans 14 is another unfortunate...

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Where Was the Proof Against Paul?

Act 25:7-8 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. Question: Why didn't the Jews just read Paul's letter's for proof? I thought his letters taught against the law? Perhaps they didn't know Paul wrote letters ;) But wait...

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What if God Told Us to Wear Seatbelts?

What If God Told Us to Wear Seatbelts? Why would it be easy to misunderstand a man like Paul, who is trying to counter all of the ways that people have twisted and complicated some very simply Commandments? 2nd Peter 3:16 warns about people taking Paul's difficult words to teach Lawlessness, making the "error of the lawless." For example, what if God told us to simply wear seatbelts when in a vehicle? Look at all of the things people would do with that Command, and then you try to counter...

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A.D. First Century

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A.D. First Century [Stephen] They are falsely claiming that Jesus (Yeshua) changed what was written in the Law of Moses and setting up false witnesses claiming that I teach the same!  They are going to illegally stone me based on these false accusations and false witnesses! (Acts 6-7) Several years later… [Paul] Wow, everyone keeps saying I teach against the Law of God as written by Moses.  It reminds me of what I saw happen to Stephen years ago. [James] ...

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The Pauline Paradox - Lawfulness or Lawlessness?

The Pauline Paradox - Lawfulness or Lawlessness? Are you that sure that Paul teaches that God has abolished or changed His law? Do you attempt to discern what law (instruction) Paul is teaching on in context? Do you realize how many "laws" Paul mentions in his letters? Here are some "laws" Paul specifically mentions: "Law of God" "Law of Sin" "Law of Sin and Death" "Law of Faith" "Law of my mind" "Law of Righteousness" "Law of Christ" Have you ever wondered why Peter says Paul is...

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