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Did paul see his books are only being partially Inspired from God?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Yeshua1, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Yeshua1

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    Based upon those :"in my opinion" areas of his writings?

    I say nay, as he was fully inspired in all those books of the NT canon, what say ye?
     
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    He did tell Timothy that all scripture was inspired by God (II Tim 3:16). I believe that Paul's writings are inspired. They're definitely profitable to us as believers.
     
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    Paul's writings are inspired by God.

    Te denial of Paul's writings as scripture is inspired by Satan.
     
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    those who do that always seem to have an agenda against what he taught!
     
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    Add these two to that one!

    Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

    II Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    21: For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    The whole Bible is the inspired word of God.
     
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    I agree that all of the canon of scripture is inspired, which of course includes all the pauline epistles. Whether or not Paul knew they were inspired (and his other writings not inspired) is another question, and one on which I cannot be dogmatic, and that extends to other human authors of the Bible as well. Since the basic canon has been settled for a long, long time, I don't think the question of at-the-time writer knowledge matters much.
     
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    I think Paul DID know what he was writing, as he never took any credit for it, and usually started out the epistles claiming his word were the words of God that came to him.


    I think the same holds for John writing the Revelation.

    But you are correct. I'm not going to be dogmatic about that.
     
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    A couple of things:

    Do you really think that Paul really thought he was writing Scripture? That what he was writing to correct an errant body of believers in Corinth for example, would carry the same authority as: "In the beginning God.....".

    Do you think we have all of Paul's letters?
     
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    There are no superlatives to be used with: inerrancy. God's Word has no error. To make errors is the nature of the human due to our total depravity.

    God has said exactly what we need to know. We are without excuse. We have the scripture in dozens of languages; also in braille and in cyberspace.

    Most folk do not like the Word of God--He shows us exactly what we are: depraved without remedy of ourselves. This puts a serious kink in our lifestyle. However, there seems to be to lots of religion which is conformed to our lifestyle.

    See I Cor. 3--the part about the works being tried in the fire. See also Mt. 7, the part where Jesus said to some very religious folk: "depart from Me, I never knew you."

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    I don't think David thought he was writing Scripture either, but Christ, referring to the Psalms said, called them the law.
     
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    Agree. Probably a number of writers did not realize they were writing what would become part of our canon. That does nor diminish what they wrote or what they felt as they were writing.

    When Paul said "I", I believe he meant "I".

    If you do not accept Paul meaning what he wrote was literal then you do not believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible -- IMHO.
     
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    Paul stated sometimes that either Jesus did not address this answer bwhile here, or else jesus did not speak to him on that issue, but as an Apostle, ANY canonized book would be free of any mistakes/errors in it!

    His opinions, when recorded down to us, are just as much truth as if jesus actually said them...
     
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    We do not have of his letters, but have the ones inspired by the Holy spirit unto us, and peter thougt paul was on same level as OT writers, and paul himself quoted Luke/Isaiah in same quote, so he saw the NT writers on same par as the OT prophets!
     
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