Bible Interpretation - Acts-Revelation

11. Exercise #3: Interpreting Pauline Verses

Apostle Paul

Now that we understand some of the Divine ideas in Paul's writings, we should be able to metaphysically interpret some of the well-known verses from his writings.  Refer back to Chapters Three and Nine for the process. The process is the same, except that these verses are short and have few, if any, names and places to look-up in the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary. Instead, we will look for the Divine ideas that Paul is expressing.  Using the example from the last chapter, do the following:

Verse Divine Ideas Interpretation
The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23)    
Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God  (Rom 3:23)    
But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us (Rom 5:8)    
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Cor 5:17)    
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain (Phil 1:21)    
which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27)    
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)