Was the Apostle Paul a Hellenized Jew?

Many scholars mean by this term that the Hellenized person actively promoted Greek culture and paganism. Some, on the other hand, mean a Greek-speaking person impacted by Greek culture, morals, and paganism in that they only lived or worked in such a community.

Does Hebrews 6:4-6 Describe True Christians, Who Apostatize (Arminians), or Those Who Are Awakened and Enlightened, Then Fall Back (Calvinists)?

Eternal security, also known as "once saved, always saved," is the belief that from the moment anyone becomes a Christian, they will be saved and will not lose salvation. Once a person is truly "born of God" or "regenerated" by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, nothing in heaven or earth "shall be able to separate (them) from the love of God" (Romans 8:39), and thus nothing can reverse the condition of having become a Christian. Is this true? Hebrews 6:4-6 is a major proof text either way.

2 Corinthians 2:14-17: How are Christians “the aroma of Christ”?

Paul used the imagery of the triumphal procession illustratively, which was a reference to the Levitical sacrifices of the Old Testament when he wrote his second letter to Christians in Corinth in 55 C.E. While such (εὐωδία euōdia) “aroma” is likely repulsive to unrighteous individuals, it is a pleasant fragrance, pleasing aroma (2Co 2:15; Eph 5:2; Php 4:18), sweet-smelling to God and righteous hearted ones.

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