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In Romans 3:1-8, what is God being faithful towards? The faithfulness of God is more about his constancy that his word is trustworthy and his promises absolute. Even Einstein caught a part of this when he said that he believed in the God of Spinoza that made himself manifest in the harmony of nature. Which words and which judging is referred to? ...


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Levi never becomes a disciple or apostle, unless we assume that he is also called Matthew, but Luke's Gospel never makes this assumption. The passage in Luke 5:27 is known to have been sourced from Mark, which mentions both Levi and Matthew separately, referring to Levi, son of Alphaeus, as a tax collector whom Jesus called to follow him (Mark 2:14). As ...


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Christians believe the Bible to be God's Word which is eternal and unchanging which is why we rely upon it as truth and revelation. Jesus is the Word made flesh - John 1:14. Which is also why Protestants rely upon scripture as our foundation for church traditions. Nothing within John 16:12-13 opposes that. Jesus is saying the Holy Spirit will come to reveal ...


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Scripture is an aspect of Revelation, but not the whole of it by any means. The Revelation is Jesus Christ, and Scripture is part of Revelation only because of its relationship to Christ. Some Protestants might not agree with me on this, but Apostolic Christianity sees unwritten Tradition, prayers, and the Divine Mysteries/Sacraments, especially the Divine ...


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All of the hundreds of different Christian denominatios use verses from the Bible to support their often-contradictory beliefs. Thus the Bible or any other source of information about God's truths (ie: Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Library, etc.) can be used to support true as well as false doctrines. So is biblical support sufficient to be sure that our ...


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Mark 5:30 does not say that all Jesus power went out from him, but only that he felt some power go out from him: Mark 5:25-34 (KJV): And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, ...


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Rev John O'Brien wrote in The Faith of Millions* that in the Middle Ages (1000's to renaissance) the Bible was chained in various churches so it would be accessible to the greatest number of people. He also says that St. Jerome, the Latin translator of the Vulgate (people's) Bible wrote words of encouragement that all should love and honor the Bible. ...


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This passage is not necessarily declaring an immunity from poison to all Christians as individuals, but is meant to mention some of the miracles that will take place in the body of Christ as a whole. There aren't too many trying to poison Christians today, but if there were, many would be saved by the miracle working power of God. God is still sovereign, ...


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The problem arises when we read Mark 16 context Whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they will cast out demons; They speak with new tongues; Mark 16: 16-17 There are five signals (05) that all Christians receive this gift by believing in ...


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It appears that the overwhelming Christian response to textual criticism is to draw back into the shell and become defensive, even critical of the critics, many of whom are, after all, Christians themselves. A defensive response can be self-defeating because it palpably fails every time the higher critic makes a credible statement about the Bible, until only ...


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A second reading of the New Testament using only the red letter words in isolation without being encumbered by repetitive words unspoken by our Lord is a wonderful exercise. It allows one to focus intently upon the mind of Christ and reveals His message to us without interruption. It assures us that we have not missed one word of His message, which can be a ...


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Robert P. Carroll says in 'Prophecy and society', published in The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives page 209, the Bible presents so many different, ambiguous and ambivalent stories and treatments of prophets that the modern reader has to admit that the ancient Israelite writers had no clear image of what a ...



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