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I think that the same basis requirements for salvation apply to everyone, as far as they are capable of complying. When Christ said "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matt. 5:48), He expected all those that chose to follow Him to obey to the best os their ability. But He also knew that everyone would fall short of ...


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By using the "casting of lots" method, the disciples avoided any possibility of personal bias. They very possibly could have flipped a coin. The purpose, I believe wasn't to necessarily determine God's will. They had already done that. Both candidates appear to have been well qualified. They just needed a choice that all could agree on. One possible ...


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It is clear that the verse cited, Acts 16:31, is a promise. The question is, to whom does the promise apply? Taken in context, it is a promise to a particular individual in a specific instance. This verse is lifted from the narrative of Paul and Silas in jail in Phillipi, to which they had been delivered by the owners of a slave girl from whom they had ...


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Ezekiel 14:20 states: even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” Salvation is personal, and will not cover another who has the capability of understanding and choosing. The verse quoted in the question likely ...



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