- Sep 14, 2018
What do you mean by the "wrong kind of trinity?" Do you believe that there is ONE God in essence/nature who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Do you believe that JESUS IS GOD?
How could you ask him such a dumb question after all he's posted?
Do you all even read posts or do you just like to argue?
Instead of listening to GOD
You stick to every word of the bible as if your life depended on it.
And no, it does NOT depend on IT... your life is in the hands of God.
In post 86,313, @eternally-grateful states that commentators write what they believe.
You've stated that the NIV writes the word prize after 1 Corinthians. Of course you surely know that the NIV is a believer in OSAS....and if you also notice, NONE of the other versions ADDED this word to the verse. Including the YLT. As you've said many times.......we are NOT to add words to scripture...so why do you post a bible that clearly adds words to scripture?
Being rejected, castaway, disapproved, diqualified refers to salvation. Paul did not go on his missionary journeys to teach how to get a prize.
He repeats this idea in
13Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
16however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
And here it is in the NIV:
13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
16Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
And what is this prize/crown?
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
God has promised us ETERNAL LIFE, not a prize.
Read 1 Corinthians 4:4-5
4For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.
5Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.
Paul is stating above that he doesn't even trust his own judgement but he, and we, must wait till Jesus' return when HE will do the judging.
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