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There are a number of verses that talk about what you should or can eat and a few of them do concern vegetarian eating. There are a number of Christian sects that even have a "health message," where they prescribe a vegetarian diet. I think the most notable one is Seventh Day Adventists, but note that the diet is a suggestion in their mind, not Biblical law. ...


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Since you did not state which denomination you'd like to find out from, I will provide you an answer from a purely sola scriptura point of view. All verse emphasis mine. Taken wholly, the NKJV Bible does not contain the word vegetarian. However, there are a ton of verses about eating, the virtue of eating, what to eat and what not to eat. Let me give you ...


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The bible portrays that God's original perfect design for his creation included that for humans be vegetarian: God said, “Now we will make humans, and they will be like us. We will let them rule the fish, the birds, and all other living creatures.” - Genesis 1:26 CEV 'Rule' - neither constitutes killing nor eating, but rather governing and nurturing - ...


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When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning. Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says: Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before. 2 Chemicals 8:15 Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...


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In the beginning every animal and man were all vegetarian. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Gen 1:29 and 30 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. ...


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Human effort consistent with the will of God, does not oppose God's Grace. However, the words of Jesus to Peter (cf. Matthew 16:21-23), "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things, but n human things" (NRSV) are a proclamation from God himself that human effort can, indeed, oppose God's ...


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To answer the question, it is important to understand that Catholics (as well as the Eastern Orthodox and other eastern churches) make a sharp distinction between adoration (or worship), which is directed only to God, and veneration, which refers to the honor given to the saints. When Catholics (and Orthodox) pray to Mary and the other saints, it is never ...


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The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...


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Great question. I found a few scriptures that partially satisfy your parameters, but the only one that really suggests that miracles/healing were adversely affected by a lack of faith is below: And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and ...


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I don't believe in any of this stuff, but I'm willing to discuss the story. In Luke 24:41-43, the resurrected Jesus eats fish, to show that he's not a mere spirit: ... he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. This isn't a fish that he ...


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I don't know if this type of answer is allowed, but my reason for posting is to try to help you. It's what I have seen in real life. My younger brother's best friend, who lives down the road from us became demon possessed, he comes from a really good family, they are christians, he's a really nice kid, hard working, always helping out his family, didn't ...


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YES, it is possible to visit Heaven. Some people have visited Heaven before they died. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows. (2 Corinthians 12:2, NIV)


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The Bible may not say how well Satan understood God's salvation plan, but it does tell us that Satan had his own alternative plan which gives us clues regarding his understanding. Isaiah 14:13-14 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the ...


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It is uncertain when Satan and the rebellious Angels rebelled against God or even how far the war had progressed before Satan and his Angels were ejected from Heaven. According to Scriptures which is the basis for Pink's analogy. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. is simply a statement that God was the creator and: ...


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Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:23-24, NIV) From the above passage, it is possible to conclude that the evil spirits did not know the exact reason why Christ came to this ...


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One example is Ramah, a town which Jeremiah prophetically lamented. The area was a source of great dispute between Judah and Israel. The punishment for the unwritten actions which occurred here were fulfilled in Matthew 2:17-18 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, ...


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The Key here is wording. chastening is actually different than punishing. Punishing is like in a courtroom: Let's say a guy named John stole someone's car and is sentenced to pay a fine of $10000. This is a punishment. God does not punish His children, but rather chastens. Chastening is like a shepherd with his sheep. Say a herd of sheep and a shepherd are ...


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The most obvious passage relevant to this is 2 Corinthians 5:10-11 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also ...


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The human effort does not oppose God's grace if this effort consist in obedience to God... Even more this kind of human effort will be the inevitable result of the God's grace. That is called the perseverance of the saints in reformed theology. "Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down ...


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Hah, well, you've got a couple ambiguous statements to begin with: "Human effort does not oppose God's grace." "As long as you do your best , God will indeed do the rest." What do you mean by human effort? Effort in what? Doing your best in what? And what is God gracing you with? What is the "rest" that he is doing? If you're talking about salvation and ...


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Asking why "some protestants" do close their prayers in a particular manner, while seemingly limited, is still quite a broad question, in fact so broad as to probably be unanswerable. I submit that it would be more profitable to ask a particular protestant why he or she ended a particular prayer with the particular formula you cite. I rather suspect that in ...


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Romans 14: 2-3 says One believes he may eat anything, while the weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgement on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. (NIV) which is clear enough to need no commentary.


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The United Pentecostal Church International, who are a denomination of Oneness Pentecostalism, and adopt the doctrine of Oneness, which is essentially the same as Modalistic Monarchianism, offer the following in support of their Doctrinal Foundation: The Oneness of God God is absolutely and indivisibly one (Deuteronomy 6:4; Galatians 3:20). In ...


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Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? Yes. Think about how much the New Testament references the Old Testament -- all over the place! Here is just one of many sites that list New Testament references to Old Testament prophets. The same could be said of any Old Testament prophet who referenced a previous Old ...


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I wrote a paper on this in college: "Do Christians Have a Moral Obligation to abstain from the Killing of Animals for Consumption?". And I think the strongest case to be made is that Jesus chose to feed the multitudes by taking both bread (grains harvested from the earth and prepared for human consumption) and fish (assumed to be wild caught nearby and ...


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The roots may be understood to go back as far as the ministry of Jesus on earth. After casting out demons from a certain man, Jesus basically tells him to share his testimony of what Jesus had done in his life: And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; ...


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I'm an exchurcher who was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, left it in my teens, and tried the Protestant Church for awhile until I realized church doctrine contradicts scripture. The word "church" is an intentional mistranslation of the Greek "ekklesia," literally "out-called" which should be translated "ecclesia." The Roman Empire corrupted Christianity ...



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