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Was the apostle Paul in danger of hell fire?

Matthew 5:22 - But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
1 Corinthians 15:36 - Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

In Matthew 5:22 Jesus states that "whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."
In 1 Corinthians 15:36 the apostle Paul states "Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:"
Was the apostle Paul in danger of Hell fire?


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No. Matthew was a book that was written to the Jewish people. The message Jesus was preaching was also a kingdom message(Meant doctrinally for those living in the millinial reign). What we must realize is that there are divisions in the Scriptures, and so being we must "rightly divide" these truths. The book of Matthew does not apply doctrinally to the New Testament church. We can find some things that correlate with our doctrine but over all we do not get our doctrine from this book. As I said in previous post, I am not trying to make anyone a hyper-dispensationalist, but there are divisions that must be respected or you will come up with doctrines like the Catholics, Charismatics, or a dozen other protestant movements. Many "contridictions" can be explained away by just realizing that certain things were written to certain people. No New Testament Christian should abstain from pork or shrimp because of Biblical reasons(Only Health). God commanded the Old Testament Jews not to eat these meats, but the Paul said to watch out for those that command to abstain from meat in the New Testament. I Timothy 4:1-4 "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith . . . Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats. . ."

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