Originally posted by Rajk999
Well first of all 1 Cor 7:2 does not state that a man must have one wife at all. That is a false interpretation. The passage says every man must have his OWN wife. If I were to say that every man must have his OWN car there is nothing in that statement that limits the man to have one car. Im just using that to show that there is a whole load of falsity in ...[text shortened]... is all about.
Grace does not and cannot mean no laws or commandments as you seem to believe.
Jesus comes in at #4.
Here is the problem people will encounter who believe we are under Jesus commandments.
They are part of the old Testament. Jesus was living in the OT.
The day of Pentecost ushered in the New Covenant. People in the time of Jesus could not yet get born again.
I know exactly what you will come back with. Nicodemus.
But is that what the term "born again" meant in these verses?( John 3:3)
If you look up the words in the gospels, it was "born from above".
The word is "gennaō anothen" and unfortunately it was translated born again.
It is used 5 times in John ( (John 3:3, 7, 31; John 19:11, 23).
In the Epistles a different word is used which does mean "born again".
“Born from above” is talking about the resurrection from the dead that will occur when God above puts His spirit in dead people who are then “born” from the grave.
Saying, “born from the grave” is biblically accurate, because Isaiah 26:19 says that “the earth will give birth to her dead,” as if the earth is a big womb that gives birth to people at the resurrection (the KJV, which says the earth will “cast out” the dead, is not as clear as versions such as the ESV, NIV, or NASB, which have “give birth to.”
But more importantly, people will have to resolve the verses that seem to say they will lose their salvation, vs the sections that say salvation is guaranteed (Eph 1:14, and many others).
The words in the Epistles do not "supersede" the words of Jesus, they ARE the words of Jesus spoken through Paul.
Before the Crucifixion, Jesus did not know all
of the details that were to come.
But if you believe Jesus is God, then comes even more confusion, because God knows everything.
1 Cor 2:7-12
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.