Important Issues in the Non-Pauline Churches

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Important Issues in the Non-Pauline Churches December 3, 2013 Important Issues in the Non-Pauline Churches Even though many Christians are not aware of the problems, there are issues in the non-Pauline churches because the scriptures point out several and the author address them. This paper will focus on those issues found in the non-Pauline letters which were written to the churches of that day. Then those issues will be compared to the issues which are found in the Pauline letters. Many of these issues are somewhat similar to the same problems which are found in the churches of today. In addressing one of the issues in the book of Hebrews, The late Dr. Walter Martin, “quipped in his usual tongue-in-cheek…show more content…
In Romans and Galatians, Paul speaks about being dead to the law and alive to Christ. Now we come to Peter’s writings, which have been said by scholars that it was not written by Peter. There is closeness to the books of Romans and Ephesians, which show that these letters to Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) relied on the contents of Paul’s writings (Wallace, 2013). The saints were under great persecutions by the Roman Empire, and there seems to be a measure of doubt that Christianity was where the true “grace of God” is found (1 Peter 5; 12). Peter does a wonderful job of encouraging the saints through his discussion on salvation, and also gives commandments that will help the saints to live and walk in the fullness of this great salvation (1 Peter 1:3-12). This certainly matches up with the book of Ephesians where Paul spoke on salvation, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). In addition, Peter’s second writing was a warning against false teachers, he speaks of their coming in (2 Peter 2: 1-3), their judgment in (2 Peter 2: 3-9), and what they would act like found in (2 Peter 2: 10-22) (Bible Study Tools, 2013). Peter addressed these issues of false teachers by telling the saints to stay faithful to the Word of God, the truth of the scriptures turn away

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