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Jesus' baptism was not a confession of guilt. He fulfilled the rite of baptism because He identified Himself as one of us, taking the steps we are to take. His life of perfect submission here on earth is an example to us. Matthew 3 (NKJV) 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 ...


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I think the Jehovahs Witnesses make the matter pretty clear on their website. TL;DR - Jehovah used to appear to the ancient prophets as "God Almighty", Jesus Christ never identified as "God Almighty". Does God Have a Name? The Bible’s answer Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using ...


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Some Christians would say that the abusiveness of the husband is proof that he is not a Christian, and the wife is therefore able to divorce him based on Paul's words in 1st Corinthians 7. The key point is in bold. 1 Corinthians 7:10-15 ESV To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she ...


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Typically, proponents of this view would say something like the attraction is an indication of sin that is already present. They do not believe the attraction is inherent within that person, but rather is the effect of other sins. To support this they would often quote Romans 1. 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the ...


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"and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold" (Numbers 12:8). This is the answer. The Lord only showed a representation of Himself, at times in the figure of a man. No one saw His spiritual essence. As we see elsewhere in Scripture, frequently when men saw an angel, they fell as dead men; how much more would it be to see the essence of God? Also, The ...


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No, there is no specific commandment to, 'love,' your parents. Neither the Hebrew, 'ahav,' or the Greek, 'agape,' which may fairly be described as, 'love,' are commanded with regard to parents. We are however commanded to both, 'ahav,' and, 'agape,' almost everyone else, from The Lord to our enemies. I guess it is assumed that we will love our parents ...


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What was John's baptism? An academic paper from Colin Brown offers an answer by surveying the historical context of John's baptism, and the (scant) details we're provided about John himself. I'll attempt to summarize his key points: The traditional picture of John standing in a waist-deep river, trickling water over people's heads is 'a scene of pious ...


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One of the greatest arguments against the primacy of Peter is the fact that the apostles had an argument among themselves as to which of them should be the greatest. "Now there arose a dispute among them, which of them was reputed to be the greatest. But he said to them, 'The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and they who exercise authority over ...


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What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”? One verse that comes to mind is one that is often used with rapture theory, but does talk about both those who have died in Christ and those who are alive being joined together at his return and remain with him. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain ...


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As the Catholic Church understands the sacrament of baptism today, it has two purposes: Initiation: Baptism makes a person a member of the Church. Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism. (Catechism of the Catholic Church ...


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The most prevalent answer to your question, by some would be original sin. but if we take a longer look at the passage in Mark, for instance: Mark 1:7 and 8 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize ...


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Let's try to address all the questions here. God moved Cyrus heart. That statement itself doesn't mean that Cyrus became a worshipper of God. God can move the hearts of all sort of people to do all sorts of things (for example read how he moved the heart of Pharoah in Exodus). All it says is God caused Cyrus to do a specific thing, i.e. make a ...


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Is this the one? John 8:24 ESV I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins. This is Jesus speaking to the Jews.


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The Bible does not give a lot on marriage, nor does it give a lot on divorce. In the book of Matthew Jesus gives us an idea of what God feels about the sanctity of marriage: Matthew 19:3 through 9 NKJV The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said ...


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When God killed all of the firstborn in Egypt he passed over the houses of those Hebrews who had put blood on their door mantels: Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all ...


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A thorough answer to this question would first require a detailed analysis of Fundamentalist literature going back to "The Fundamentals". We would be looking for articles and books that confirm that Fundamentalists did or do view homosexual attraction itself as sinful. Such an answer would be easy to find. Examples of the Fundamentalist view of homosexual ...


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I will answer the question with reference to Jesus's teaching on how we should pray: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. It can be noted that the prayer is not "Do not let us be tempted", but rather "Do not let us be led into temptation". Therefore Jesus is not condemning temptation itself, but what we do with temptation. This ...


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The fact that Cyrus worshiped a different god than the God of the bible is found in Isaiah 45:1-4 KJV Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before ...


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The statement means God knew mankind would not be perfect and holy character, i.e. that they would sin. God is unique in character. (Refer to references of "the Holy One of Israel", for example: unique in character is the intended message of this name God gave Himself to Ancient Israel). There was zero chance mankind would be of the same character. So, ...


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A program which you might try is http://bibleresources.org/bible-answers/ it has research in a variety of Bible including Hebrew and Greek plus several other languages


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Should a woman cover her head in Christian worship? Why has this practice stopped, and why has it stopped mostly in the last 70 years? Might we be offending the angels because we are not practicing this? The reason for the change in Christian worship is fashion. Women were told that they should have their head covered and they did this and it became the ...


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In this context, it seems clear that "honor your parents" includes "love". But that does not imply, necessarily, feelings of affection. Jesus sharp words to the Pharisees about this commandment is instructive (Matt 15:3-6), and it focus on the "wealth" meaning of the Hebrew word. "But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to ...


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What is "to love"? "[To] love is to wish good to someone."1 The LORD says, "He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”2 And his Apostle to the Gentiles in his letter to the Romans writes3, Love for One Another 8 Owe no one ...



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