Thursday, September 19, 2019
Personal Bible Notes: 2nd Corinthians and Galatians
(Refer to my 9/25/18 post about the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog.)
1:1: Paul was an apostle by God’s will, not his own.
1:22: The Christian HAS the Holy Spirit.
2:17: The words of the Apostles are as from God.
3:7: “chiseled in letters on stones” — the Ten Commandments.
3:11: The Ten Commandments (i.e. the Law) are fading away. Seventh-day Adventists think the Law is still in place.
4:2: If they are unable to come to God (i.e. as Calvinism states), then why must they be blinded?
4:6: Notice that Paul cites Genesis 1 as fact.
5:5: The Spirit is our downpayment for our new body.
5:8: Absent from the body, i.e. at death, is at home with the Lord.
10:1: Speaking of his time on earth.
10:8 Apostolic authority given by God.
11:3: “serpent deceived Eve” — Paul treats this as factual history.
12:1-5: If this is Paul, then why vs 5? To whom is he referring?
12:14: Parents are obligated to save up for their children? Is this a command? For what purpose?
13:11: “be restored” - i.e, “mend your ways.”
13:13: This is a trinitarian benediction!
1:1: “quickly turning away… See cf Exodus 32:8
1:8: Notice that Paul does not say an “angel from God,” for God would not send an angel with a false gospel.
1:12: Paul received his teaching directly from Christ.
1:19: James is the bonafide brother of Jesus, meaning he was born of Joseph and Mary.
2:14: quotations stop at 15, but quite possibly should include all the way to vs.21.
2:21: “I do not set aside…” i.e., nullify, neglect.
4:4: “born of woman” implies Mary’s virginity in that Jesus was not born of man.
5:15: “bite” — as a snake.
5:22-26: One’s fruit if controlled by the Spirit.
6:6: Demonstrates approval of paid clergy, contrary to the teaching of some cults.
6:8: “sows to his flesh.” i.e. spending on self.
6:16: “Israel of God” — i.e. Christians.