Paul in Colossians 2

[ Return to: “But Paul said… ” Series Main Page ] Colossians 2:16-17 (ESV), Paul writes:  “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.  These are a shadow of the things …

Paul in Romans 14

[ Return to: “But Paul said… ” Series Main Page ] Some use the verse below to suggest we should not observe the Sabbath or any of the Biblical Holidays commanded in Leviticus Chapter 23. Romans 14:5-6 (ESV), Paul writes:  “One person esteems one day as better than another, while …

Paul in Ephesians 2

[ Return to: “But Paul said… ” Series Main Page ] An often quoted verse in support that Jesus abolished the law is Ephesians 2:14-15 (ESV):  “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility …

Paul on Circumcision

[ Return to: “But Paul said… ” Series Main Page ] [ this study is still in rough draft form ] send comments here Acts 15 & 1 Corinthians 7:18-20 There are two types of circumcision discussed in the Bible, internal (of the heart – reflecting a repentant heart through …

But Paul Said…

While it is not necessary to refute every twisted interpretation attributed to Paul I will add a few here.  I highly recommend you read “Was Paul a False Teacher?” first before proceeding here. In 2 Peter 3:15-17 (ESV), Peter cautions about those who are “ignorant and unstable twist” Paul’s letters …

Who Are We? The Church or Israel? The Answer is Yes!

The God of the Bible is the God of Israel. Our Lord and Savior is Jesus, the Messiah of Israel. Are we Israel!? I thought we were the Church!? We are both.
This gets into the great mystery and more intimate wonders of a relationship with God that closely resembles a marriage covenant, with God as our Husband and us or the Church as the Bride or wife.
The Bride and Bride-Groom Relationship. We know we are the Body of God (Jesus), but who are we really? How does God identify us, his Body? Are we “the Church” or “Israel?” The short answer is Yes! We are one and in the same, but God never referred to his People as ‘the church’ but always as ‘the Congregation of Israel.’ But there is much more to the story. Let’s Dig Deeper…