The epistles of Paul were written to particular persons, churches, or groups of churches and dealt with the special circumstances and needs of their readers. What do we know?
Papyrus 21 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by siglum P21, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew, it contains only Matthew 12:24-26, 32-33.
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the holy ones, (Ephesians 1:15)
who is a down payment of our inheritance for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory. (who is a down payment of our inheritance for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:14)
Christians are committed to the reality of knowable truths from the Bible and science. Further, Christians seek to integrate claims from both sources into their worldview. How is this done? What is the relationship between the Bible and science?
In whom also, you having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also having trusted, were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, (Ephesians 1:13)
Some of the most important literature of antiquity exists in the form of letters. The correspondence of men prominent in political and literary life often throws a clear light upon the conditions of the age. The letters preserved to us in the New Testament are not less interesting than this letter of Pliny for the historical information they convey.
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:12)
What is a modern reader of the Old Testament to do with a book that teaches animal sacrifice, male circumcision, strange dietary codes, and festivals based on an agricultural cycle? Its contents appear to be so ancient and so removed from our day that some dismiss it as “primitive religion.”