In Lystra (Acts 14), Paul and Barnabas were confused with the Greek gods Poseidon and Ares.
According to the Lea and Black textbook, the Thessalonian epistles were written on Paul’s 2nd journey when he was at
2 Thessalonians offers some specific events that must happen before the return of Christ.
1 & 2 Thessalonians should be dated between AD 60-61.
In his letters to the Thessalonians, Paul addresses conflicts that have arisen with reference to the return of Christ.
2 Thessalonians was written to address concerns that some Thessalonian Christians had about those who had died before Christ’s return.
F. Bruce indicates that Paul wrote the Galatians after a second visit to Jerusalem.
According to Bruce, after Paul’s conversion, he went to Jerusalem and was welcomed initially only by
For Paul, the word “flesh” always refers to human sin nature.
The date of Paul’s first epistle was about
Bruce equates the “man of lawlessness” of 2 Thessalonians with the Antichrist.
In 1 Thessalonians, Paul closes every chapter with
According to Bruce, Paul seems to have held that his suffering for Christ would mean less suffering for other Christians.
While in Jerusalem after his conversion, Paul met with Peter and John to learn more of his new faith.
1 Thessalonians contains references to the man of lawlessness who would be revealed in the last days.
The eschatological problem that Paul was addressing in 1 & 2 Thessalonians resulted from the teaching of some who were denying there would be a Second Coming.
As was his custom, Paul went first to the synagogue in Philippi when he visited there on a missionary journey.
For Paul the statement that “Christ is the end of the law” means ONLY that the coming of Christ meant that the period of the laws validity was now at an end.
The decisions of the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) regarding the acceptance of Gentiles as Christians included some restrictions for the Gentiles that may have been intended to keep them from offending Jewish believers.
Paul’s earliest letters contain some of his most personal and emotional writings.