Not Paul, But Jesus

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Hunt, 1823 - 403 páginas
 

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Although moderately difficult to read, the book proved very worthwhile for a thoughtful study of the possible motives of Paul based on his audience in any oh is writings, or in Acts. The author presented thoughtful and keenly observations in the texts for consideration of Paul's motives to "be all things to all peoples" at the core of his actions. The book has a very surprising conclusion that actually explains his motives to be what is not actually apparent in a casual reading of his books, let alone what one may suspect if one has a Masters or Doctorate study in Theology or Bible. It is certainly worth reading if one wants to completely understand Paul and his various doctrines.
Jeremy Bentham would have been an interesting man to discuss Scripture with.
Another great book on the subject is "Jesus Words Only".
 

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Página 107 - After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down ; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up : that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My Name is called, saith the Lord, Who doeth all these things.
Página 17 - Which thing I also did in Jerusalem : and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests ; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme ; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
Página 17 - And I said, Who art thou, Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest. But rise and stand upon thy feet; for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee...
Página 188 - But when I saw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter, before them all ; If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews...
Página 188 - Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law : _ for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Página 369 - Having, therefore, obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come ; 23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Página 139 - But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, 'and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
Página 394 - So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
Página 173 - And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Página 16 - And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

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