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Water suspended in zero gravity would be frozen as ice crystals and would not be boiling, the freezing cold temperatures of space would help keep the water from doing such. Also, one thing we all know about water is that it is translucent! This canopy could have diffused the light somewhat making the natural light at ground level less intense, which would ...


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What is the Biblical argument against Limited Atonement? Proponents claim that because not everyone is saved, God could not have intended that Christ die for everyone. There is an assumption in this logic regarding God's intentions. We get an insight into God's intentions from the these verses; 1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and ...


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There is no single verse declaring, "God is simple." But those who believe the doctrine believe that it is the only way to coherently hold onto all of the Bible's declarations about God. Catholicism and all the major Protestant confessions declare divine simplicity. The blog post "Is divine simplicity scriptural?" says: Simplicity is implicit in ...


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I, too, have come to believe in universal reconciliation based on the scriptures already quoted and on the issue of why God created humanity. It seems to me that it is surely very unfortunate that most of our modern Bible versions are (so called) translations that simply mimic the King James Version with all its contradictions. When one reads the Concordant ...


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I recently wrote a paper on 'post-millennialism', including both why some hold this viewpoint, as well as my rebuttals. I hope it's helpful. Psalm 110:1 - The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110 appears to prophesy that the second coming of Christ will not happen until God’s ...


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First off... the practice of infant baptism as a Christian principle can be likened in the OT where infant males were circumcised. Baptism with water and circumcision are outward sings of joining into the outward kingdom of God, only. Such is a profession necessary to join a congrgation and has no eternal benefit. This is easy enough to look up in your ...


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One of the reasons people believe the number 666 is evil because of how it is to be forced on humanity against its will in the future (if this incident takes place in the future as a literal event, which not every Christian group believes). In Revelation 13:15-18, we find an individual leader who makes all people to take the mark in their right hand or ...


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If Osteen and Prince were assuming an unsaved audience when they uttered this phrase, then it makes no sense. Forgiveness comes from confession of sin to God or Christ, and the unsaved person by definition does not believe in Jesus. If they were assuming a saved audience, then the phrase "God has already forgiven you. All you have to do is accept God's ...


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It should be weaker vessel. Weaker in the body, or outer shell. Not the spirit, mind or anything else. The NIV is the only translation that says weaker "partner" rather than weaker "vessel." All other translations used the right translation except the NIV. There are many other examples of bad translations in the NIV. I don't use NIV anymore as you miss so ...


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Wilbur Pickering effectively revived the scholarly debate on which text to use when he published The Identity of the New Testament Text in 1977. The third edition of his book on the subject can be viewed online here. His argument is almost entirely technical in nature. However in his conclusion, he states: God’s concern for the preservation of the ...


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Scriptures below are quoted from the King James Bible, which is based on the Textus Receptus. The main arguments I am aware of can be grouped into the following categories. Many witnesses It is a principle first found in the law that you need at least two witnesses to establish the truth. (Deuteronomy 17:6; 19:15) 2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third ...


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What differences will being a Christian make in this life? There are as many reactions to being a Christian and having new and eternal life in Jesus as there are people. Sadly many do not seem to be any different than they were before they were Christian. 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto ...


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The question does not state any perspective from which to believe that being a Christian will make a difference in this world so, like each of the other answers, I will be as broad as possible. Most Christians believe that Christians set out to uphold high moral values and to help others. Many Christians do indeed try to do this and, by doing so, leave ...


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Living up to Jesus' standards- No one can and we are all unworthy in themselves. No one is good on their own and each man, woman and child is worthy of, and on a trajectory for, only one thing-hell, until God changes that for us. That is why it is only through God's great mercy that anyone is saved. Nothing we can do on our part can save us (Ephesians 2:8, ...


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God gave us rules not that we could ever follow all of them, but to convict us of our sin. And, I think the best example of someone that was 'almost' perfect was Moses. He did everything perfectly until the very end when he stuck the rock. HE STRUCK A ROCK and that kept him out of the promised land. After leading all those ungrateful people for 40 years (the ...


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The triple 6 basically signifies that the person is sealed/marked unto condemnation by the unholy trinity (i.e. the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet), just as the believers are sealed with the stamp (Rev. 3:12), which has on it written the name of God (Jehovah), the name of the city of God (New Jerusalem, the metaphor for the Holy Spirit) and the new ...


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Wayne Grudem is probably the most prominent theologian who has provided a detailed argument on this topic.1 He first disputes the common interpretations of five passages: Acts 2:27, Romans 10:6-7, Ephesians 4:8-9, 1 Peter 3:18-20, and 1 Peter 4:6, and argues that none of them clearly teach any form of the "descent into hell" doctrine. He then proceeds to ...


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I would recommend the following: Revelation 6:9-11 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging ...


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Peter seems to suggest that the coming of the Lord is not as imminent as originally thought, citing God's patience, and his measure of time as the reasons: "...by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that ...


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1) In the resurrection it is our flesh that is raised up out of the grave. We don't get some other body to replace it so any covenant in our flesh (ie: with our spouse) will likely still remain (One Flesh). 2) In Mat 22:29 when Jesus said "You are ignorant of the law" he may have been referring to Deut 24:4 which would clearly states that the others "may ...


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Here's a definition of "biblical theology" from Wayne Grudem's popular Systematic Theology (pages 22-23): "Biblical theology" has a technical meaning in theological studies. [...] [It] gives special attention to the teachings of individual authors and sections of Scripture, and to the place of each teaching in the historical development of Scripture. So ...


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What is the Biblical support for Christians fighting in the military? The support is not to the point that it is encouraged or mandated, but that it is allowed. Here the centurion is not rebuked for his profession but commended for his faith. Matthew 8:9-10 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he ...


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The soldiering is not shown being "bad" or "immoral". Actually, some particular soldiers are shown as evil (the ones who killed Jesus, who guarded his tomb), but there are some who are shown as good people (compare Luke 7:1-10). From John 18:10 (also Matthew 26:51): Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off ...


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This is entirely possible, as there are many allusions to the angels and saints in heaven engaging in a divine liturgy, particularly throughout Revelation. They are described as continually serving God in a variety of ways. This is based on the description of Lucifer as a cherubim, which are associated with the altar and the Ark in many passages, as well as ...


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Based on Satan was a cherubim, then yes. GotQuestions Cherubim/cherubs are angelic beings involved in the worship and praise of God. Who is Satan? Satan comes from Judaism; "Satan" is from the Hebrew word for "adversary." Satan was existed in the traditions of Judaism as the heavenly prosecutor in what Christians call the Old Testament long before ...


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In the Bible there are various mentions of goddesses and female idols worshipped by the pagan nations surrounding the Israelites--which, of course, are rejected as false gods. By contrast, references to the God of the Israelites (which Christians see as the true God) are overwhelmingly male. Still, there are a few passages scattered throughout the Bible ...


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There are four distinct Hebrew words in the Old Testament which are typically translated into the English word ‘God’ when the scripture is referring to God the Father. (see Strong’s Concordance) The first example is the simple Hebrew word, ‘El’. The basic Hebrew rules of grammar identify this word as a singular, masculine title, meaning God or ‘Heavenly ...


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I'm going to stir up the pot a bit here, and I look forward to any feedback. In my own studies on the subject, my paradigms have been rocked. I'm going to try to boil down pages of notes to brief thoughts to convey the conclusions, for an attempt at brevity. They are not what I expected, and I could not find a way around them. First, "righteous anger" ...


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The Book of Hebrews speaks of Melchisedec 9 times (5:6,10; 6:20; 7:1,10,11,15,17,21) and in each case it is to inform us that Jesus is made a priest in the order of Melchisedec. The theology of Hebrews is strange, but no more so than in its portrayal of Jesus as a priest in the order of Melchisedec. The filioque clause that now forms part of the Nicene ...



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