by Edwin Crozier Didn’t we just have a whole debate in Jerusalem that discovered Christians didn’t have to be circumcised? In fact, in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he will brag that no one made Titus get circumcised during that meeting (Galatians 2:1-3). Yet, Paul circumcised Timothy. What’s up with that? Acts of the Apostles…

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Question: Was Timothy a Nazirite? It appeared that he was reluctant to take the wine ( grape juice) so I know that if he was a Nazirite he would not take even grapes or grape juice for medicine. I was told that it had to be alcohol because he could drink grape juice if he…

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Question: I was researching the web for any clues I might gain as to the author of Hebrews, when it was written, etc. and I found your web page. As you know, there are many theories. I tend to believe that it was Paul, possibly Luke — translating Paul’s Hebrew into Greek, while Paul was…

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Question: I was scanning the questions and found the Jewish lineage one. Timothy was counted as Jewish because of his mother. Paul circumcised him and we know that Timothy’s father was a Gentile while his mother and grandmother were Jewish. Why did Paul have Timothy circumcised after the council at Jerusalem? As stated in, “Was Hebrew…

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Question: One passage I’m having a problem with is Acts 16:1. In time past I have heard a couple of different preachers on different occasions say some that Timothy’s father was a “non-believer”. I am not confident in teaching that Timothy’s father was/was not a believer.  While it is true the text does not say that the father was not…

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Text: II Corinthians 11:1-15   I.         I Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11-13             A.        The world contains many strange ideas regarding apostles.             B.        The Mormons and some other denominations claim their organization is more truly like the first century church because they have apostles.             C.        I have had some strong discussions with men who claim the title of Apostle II.        The Apostles…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton “Your church is not organized as the early church was. Where are your apostles?” Such was the contention of two Mormon “elders” who came to my door one day. It is not the only time I have heard such a question; there are several denominations who claim to have apostles, especially…

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