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Septuagint Exodus 1:5 But Joseph was in Egypt. And all the souls born of Jacob were seventy-five. "I prayed therefore unto the Lord, and said, O Lord, lord, king of the gods, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance... - Deuteronomy 9:25 (Septuagint) According to my copy of the Septuagint, Noe is 167 years old when he has his son Lamech. Lamech is ...


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The main argument is an argument from silence. This can take two forms: There is no list of books of the Bible anywhere in Scripture. Scripture nowhere prohibits people from adding books to the canon. Another argument says that a closed canon can lead to bibliolatry (elevating Scripture above God). You can see such arguments made here and here. ...


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It's pretty simple. The Book of Mormon translation follows in the KJV tradition, which in turn follows in the Jewish tradition. (1) Out of reverence, Jews never pronounced יהוה when reading scripture. The original pronunciation of this name has possibly been lost, as the Jews, in reading, never mentioned it but substituted one of the other names of God, ...


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I think that some context is perhaps important here. While all of the sayings and teachings may have been directly revealed to Muhammad, almost none of it was written down his most devout disciples started to die out. This is very similar to how the Gospels came about: there were very few records from the first twenty years of Christianity, but by the middle ...


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The question as stated is a little broad, but I will try to point to some Biblical bases for using extra-Biblical sources to aid the common Christian endeavor to follow Christ. I am answering from the perspective of my Catholic faith, so perhaps I would not whole-heartedly assent to an unstated assumption in the question as stated, that all beliefs need a ...


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The Gospel starts at Genesis and ends at Revelation. The bible is dispensational. This is the key to understanding it. God's, word shows us in the shadow of things. (Types and shadows) our need for a Savior. Jesus Christ is mentioned in the first chapter of Genesis, his coming is also foretold in Genesis 3, God's children are the seed of Abraham. The bible ...


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Gnostic Light No. Looking at this teaching about foods sacrificed to idol Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is ...


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From the tone of your question and the fact that you are aware of risks if any, you are very unlikely to commit idolatry with the Bible. You may quite properly regard it as inspired writing and as a guide to God's expectation of you, but then it is God you are worshipping, not the Bible. You could be worshipping the Bible if you attribute to it what you ...


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The physical Bible is paper, binding and a cover, all things that have no inherent value. The Bible as what it consists of is the Word of God. In the context that it is the Word of God then it is obviously Holy, not the paper and binding, but the source. If someone drops a bible on the ground or discards it I would say that is not a sin, but if someone were ...


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The term for this tendency to "over-elevate" Scripture is bibliolatry. It is typically a perjorative term in which one identifies oneself as having overemphasized the letter of the law over the Spirit. Typically the most common usage adheres to evangelicals and Protestants. This article from Westminster, for example, questions whether or not bibliolatry ...


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I believe the Bible itself tells us the "letter killeth" but the "spirit" giveth life. If our physical nature (carnal mind) only sees the physical letters and carnal interpretations, then idolatry is in the making. If we look back into the Old Covenant which has been fulfilled in purpose, and we continue to not see Jesus as the Messiah ushering in his ...


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Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.'s article What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil?, implies the thesis that demons are human unbelieving souls is false in writing: We have been reflecting mainly on the angels, as such, and have seen something of what happened at the dawn of angelic creation. Some of the angelic hosts remain faithful to God. Others ...


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Yes, that is a common understanding of the passage. On this interpretation the Israelites disobeyed the following commandment: “You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I ...


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If that is the suggestion of what you quote it is contrary to: Exo 32:2 through 8 NKJV And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me." 3 So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4 And he received ...



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