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In the early fourth century, many Christians were divided over how best to understand the relationship between God and Jesus. Emperor Constantine called for an ecumenical council of bishops to settle the matter: the Council of Nicea, in 325 AD. The result was a condemnation of 'the Arian heresy'. Letter to Emperor Constantine A few years later, in 327 ...


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I would like to continue the thought from Beestocks answer. Genesis 3:15: I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel From this verse several things are to be understood: When man sided with the enemy, he basically turned and rebelled against God. As such ...


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Luke 1:19 implies that angels are fully capable of being in the presence of God. The angel said to him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. Satan, as an angel, would thus be able to commune with God in such a fashion.


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is there a reason to believe that An existence in hell will be appreciably different in quality for each individual? Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the ...


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The chief basis for the belief is Hebrews 7:3, which says in the NET translation: Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time. Those who argue that he is Jesus say that a plain reading of the verse is that Melchizedek literally had ...


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Since the Bible was written in a very different time and culture than that of today, it is difficult to draw a straight line between the few biblical injunctions about marriage and divorce on the one hand, and marriage and divorce as they exist in today's society on the other. For example, Deuteronomy 24:1-4 speaks of a man who is displeased with his wife ...


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I don't know if there are any particular verses in the Bible that specify souls do not pre-exist. As Dick said, you are trying to prove a negative, which is difficult. However, I did find a verse in the Orthodox Deutero-cannonical text (referred to by others as the Apocrypha) that says there is no reincarnation: Wisdom of Solomon 16:14: "A man indeed ...


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When we consider the scriptures wholistically, the answer should be an emphatic yes. Sin is transgression against the Law as David (Stratton) has said. The Law however, is not merely an impersonal and objective standard that we measure ourselves against, it is God's Law. Sin, in other words, is a transgression against God's perfect will - a rebellion ...


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"Weaker" Can Also Be Interpreted Physical Strength The Greek word used for weaker is asthenos, which comes from the prefix "a-", meaning not coupled with the root "sthen[os]" for bodily vigour. To say women tend to have less bodily vigour or physical strength seems much more reasonable than the false suggestion woman are somehow morally inferior. ...



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