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What is the biblical basis that God punishes this Christian beyond the immediate natural consequences of their actions? Hebrews 12:6-8 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be ...


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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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Satan had a good idea of God's plan of salvation for men. The first clue was the prophecy pronounced directly against him after the fall of men. 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 (Genesis 3:15) Then there was the sacrificial system, where lambs ...


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Well the Biblical basis can be found in that Jesus often referred to himself as the 'Son of Man' which is a direct reference to the coming of the Messiah prophesied by the Prophet Daniel in the Old Testament. There is also the matter of Jesus claiming to be able to forgive sins. This is as direct a claim at Messiahship that a first century Jews could make. ...


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Christianity believes Jesus is God, or more specifically one person in God - the others being the Father and the Holy Spirit. The questions appears to accept that Jesus and God the Father are to be treated as separate persons in the Trinity, but asks for the biblical basis for concluding that Jesus is Yahweh, not the doctrinal basis for any such conclusion. ...


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people in foreign lands are allowed to worship their own gods without retribution. Why is this the case? Clearly the Ten Commandments, which prohibit worship of other gods, apply to Jews and Christians, but what about people who have their own scriptures, such as Hindus and Buddhists? The Catholic Church teaches that it speaks for God, so the ...


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Simple asnwer: Yes 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:


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Is there a scriptural basis for treating the non-Gospel books of the New Testament as scripture? Short answer: yes. Jesus commissioned 12 of his disciples as 'apostles' and gave them authority to teach. If you accept Jesus' words as scripture (as recorded in the gospels), you should accept the words of his apostles as scripture as well, as He said to ...


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We have to remember that the bible say that for God 1 day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Angels were created before anything else due to that if God has always been we can determine that he wanted praises and for his Angels to minister to him. Angels are minister to us but their main duties are to minister to God and praise ...


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John the Baptist came in the Spirit and power of Elijah. Elisha had double the portion of Elijah's Spirit and succeeded him. Following the same line of thought we can say Elisha was a type of Christ. Jesus succeeded John the Baptist and he had "Spirit without measure". One more similarity between Elisha and Jesus would be that people obtained life ...


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The miracles of Elisha and those of Jesus are sufficiently dissimilar that they are not really genuine coincidences. For example, in the case of Elisha (2 Kings 4:32-35): 32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he ...


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We as believers are called to imitate Christ and we know that Christ loved the Father but did not presume on that love. As a man, he learned obedience from the things he suffered (Hebrews5:8). If Christ could do as he pleased, he would not have gone thru' the agony of the garden of Gethsemane. He would not have to say " Yet not my will but yours be done" ...


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The section Scriptural proof in Sacrifice of the Mass | New Advent begins by noting that the Divine institution of the Mass can be established by bothe the Old and the New Testament. In 2. New Testament, the section says The main testimony of the New Testament lies in the account of the institution of the Eucharist, and most clearly in the words of ...


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The point of the creation story is to answer just this question. In the garden, there was only one tree which Adam and Eve could not eat of - the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The irony of this tree is that it had no special properties other than the fact that it was forbidden. This tree was placed there explicitly to give mankind free will so that ...


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This answer is from the perspective of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and of the various denominations that accept his theology, commonly called "New Church" or "Swedenborgian" denominations. Swedenborg taught that there are no angels pre-created as a separate race, nor did any such pre-created angels fall from heaven to become Satan and ...


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What is the Biblical basis against being able to predict the date of the end of the world? Here are a couple of more verses. Acts 1:6-7 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas answers the difficulty in Summa Contra Gentiles Book III, Q 159, and De Veritate Q 14, Art 10. Simply put, though one may appear to be a pagan, or had been a pagan, if they are saved they have had faith. Emmerich might very well be simply referring to the people in a colloquial sense just as one might say they saw a murderer in purgatory. ...


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Yes, it's long! Yes, I know this is a long answer. Sorry about that! However, given the huge amount of ink (and pixels) that has been expended on the doctrine of the Trinity for almost two thousand years now, I do not see how justice can be done to the subject in the brief answers that are preferred here on StackExchange. I therefore ask for your patience ...


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This is not that hard of a question to answer, but before properly doing so we must correct the English translation of Jesus' words. In the English we are told that Jesus stated to "repent", but the English word repent is mainly to feel sorry for ones actions, while the word Jesus used, means: "to exercise the mind" "accompanying" (Reference is the ...


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There is a very beautiful answer in the book of Ezekiel: KJV Ezekiel 18:- 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. 21 But if the ...


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Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Someone above mentioned backsliding but I disagree with that because there are biblical precedents when backsliders were forgiven, Peter being a prime example. It is stated in the Bible that "though righteous fall seven times, they rise again..." Proverbs 24:16 Also sinning unto death (one getting to die with unrepented ...


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The above answer that says we are saved by "nothing less and nothing more" than faith in Jesus Christ is at best misleading. Scripture also has this to offer, from the Epistle of James, Chapter 2: Faith and Works.[f] 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister ...


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Yes, the bible says that some sins are not forgiven. There are three sins that I know of: the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31), which many scholars simply consider to be a lack of saving faith in Jesus; refusing to forgive, or not valuing the forgiveness offered to you freely (Matthew 6:15); and, "backsliding" (Hebrews 6:6), which is again, ...


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There are many instances where Evil persons are forgiven. The important thing is not to confess, but to sincerely confess. Psalm 51:17 "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise" So, if Hitler was to ask for fogiveness with a contrite heart and a broken spirit he would be forgiven. Seeing how ...


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Isaiah 32 already happened, as we can see if we go back just a couple of verses to Isaiah 31:8-9: Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited. And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his ...


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We all agree that the Bible contains an explanation of morality, but the question is whether it contains a definitive explanation of morality: one that is complete, accurate, and considered to be the best of its kind; not able to be argued about or changed; final and settled. Or, in the words of the question, does it leave room for interpretation? It is ...


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Jonah is mentioned in 2 Kings 14:23-25 as a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel during the time of the divided kingdom. (After the reign of Solomon, Israel broke up into a northern kingdom of Israel and a southern kingdom of Judah.) Later, during the reign of King Hoshea of Israel, the northern kingdom was invaded by Assyria and its people (most ...


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One of the liveliest stories in the Bible, the Book of Jonah is a favourite of millions. The book is a parable of mercy that not only has God protecting Jonah through miracles on two separate occasions, but allowing the people of Nineveh to live, when they changed their ways. The book also portrays Jonah as narrow-minded and vindictive person whom God must ...


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This is a euphemism! When he said the "Last thing", it is a figure of speech meaning that it will never happen, as in, "I would never do that! That would be the last thing I would ever do!" Washer was not saying that people or God cheer when people go to hell. It is God's will that none should perish but all come to knowledge of the truth. Washer knows this. ...


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The Old Testament and apocrypha of the Bible, when read without the preconceptions of later centuries, give us some insight into how Satan became sinful, at least in belief. In Job, Satan does the bidding of God. In chapter 1 we find Satan returning to the heavenly court, with news of his attempts to test the righteous. In Job 1:3, God says to Satan, "Hast ...


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The first question is: Is there any biblical justification for referring to God as Mother? It is clear that in the cultures in which the Bible was written, God was overwhelmingly seen as male. Almost all of the language referring to God in the Bible addresses and refers to God as a male. And for Christians, there is the additional fact that Jesus ...


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FIRST THINGS FIRST I hate to sound like Pilate, but "What is love?" A decent answer to your question depends first on an answer that question, particularly as it relates to God's love for us human critters. I hate to sound like Pilate, but "What is love?" A decent answer to your question depends first on an answer that question, particularly as it ...


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As an earlier respondent noted, Stephen prayed to the Lord Jesus at the moment of his death. Other examples of prayers directed to Jesus include Peter, while attempting to walk on water, and the disciples on the boat when Jesus calmed the storm. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, ...


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Protestants generally reject this doctrine. So, what is the specific biblical argument they use to oppose the doctrine of Penance? There is no Biblical example of someone being instructed to pay for their sin by an act of penance in the New Testament. Contrary-wise we have several examples of instruction that shows a different way to deal with each other ...


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Russian Orthodox Church strongly opposes playing cards, because in Russia (and x-USSR) there is a legend about card suits mystical sense which says four card suits disparage Christ's crusifixion in the following way: Hearts mean, according to different versions: either the sponge given to crusified Christ or Christ's heart Diamonds mean nails which were ...



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