Galations 4:4

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  1. Jer2913

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    In Galations 4:4 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of women, made under the law."

    It said that God's Son(Jesus) had come in the fulness of time. I'm assuming that this is talking about the prophecy in Daniel, where it talks about when the Messiah is supposed to come.
    Now for my question. Do you think that when the person(think it was Paul) wrote this to the Galations that he had calculated to make sure that he was correct in what he wrote? Or is there really no way of knowing?


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  2. Ransom

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    It means simply that when the proper time came, God sent his son. He didn't have to hit the ground running; it was planned all along.
     
  3. joelrdunlap

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    The fullness of time means just the right time or the perfect time. The world was perfectly prepared. By way of the Greeks' language which was spread; by way of cities that were becoming commercial centers; and by way of Jewish monotheism (of some form at least).
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Paul uses the phrase "fulness of times" to refer to the present dispensation.

    Not a dispensationalist? Don't worry. Paul, making sure everyone would understand, even calls it the "dispensation of the fulness of times".

    The coming of Christ ushered in a new dispensation.
     
  5. HankD

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    That depends.

    Are the writings of Paul inspired?

    If yes, then we need not wonder if his statement here is correct.

    If no, then we have an even bigger problem.


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  6. Brother Ian

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    Proper time. No calculations needed.
     
  7. TomVols

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    This verse is replete with redemptive-historical implications. Keep your feet on that ground and you'll be safe.
     

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