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No, there is not. I doubt there would be multiple versions of the Bible if there was a scripture that specified that only one version told the truth. There are however scriptures that clearly communicate that you are not to change the doctrine of the scriptures (see Rev. 22:18-19; Deut. 4:2-3;), which is what tends to happen when a Bible is translated or ...


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"The true word of God" is what he actually said. All we have is translations of copies of records that contained the part of his word that was written down. That is not meant to diminish the Bible, but I feel in context of the question we should be aware of the limitations every translation necessarily has. That being said, there are various reasons why one ...


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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 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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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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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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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 case for cessationism is in fact not based on any clear witness from Scripture. It is deemed a doctrine derived from experience, rather than by Biblical study. The only verse cited for the postulate would be 1 Corinthians 13:8, 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where ...


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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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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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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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Well its in the ten commandments so no its not just folk-religion. its also stated in Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing unto the lord. Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. or Exodus 20:1-17 “Honor your father and ...


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I have found the 1 Thess.5:27 passage's inclusion of "spirit and soul and body" very compelling in that it affirms a nature given to man, one of bearing the image of God, that is easily associated with the knowable nature of God (as opposed to all that which is unknowable), His triune existence. There seems to be an example of this type of unity that may ...


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Short answer to corroborate what the others have said: the name of God in the Old Testament, which is shown as LORD in the King James Version, and is translated as Jehovah or Yahweh (note: I'm not a Hebrew expert); and which is what Christ called himself in John 8:58 -- "I am", or "I am that I am", means the "Self-existent one" -- meaning his power, etc. ...


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The traditional date is Friday, April 3rd, 33 AD. The most commonly held date by modern scholars is Friday, April 7th, 30 AD. The factors in figuring this. On or near Passover. Under Pontius Pilate, who ruled 26–36 AD. Jesus was questioned by the High Priest Caiaphas. He was priest from 18 - 36 AD. Generally considering a 3 1/2 year ministry, John the ...


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When God tells you to! Example: Brother Andrew, is a Christian missionary famous for his exploits smuggling Bibles to communist countries in the height of the Cold War, a feat that has earned him the nickname "God's smuggler." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_van_der_Bijl Paul in Romans 13 seems to indicate the reasoning is to keep trouble ...


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Is there biblical evidence that God knows my unspoken thoughts? Yes, indeed there is: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is ...


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From a dispensationalist perspective: Before I give my answer based on Infant Baptism, I would like to give you my thoughts on baptism in total. (Keep in mind anything I do is with the King James Bible and nothing else. I will post a Question with my own Answer on this later). 2 Timothy 2:15 - "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that ...


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The Prosperity of the Gospel comes down to a matter of the heart: Do you have wealth, or does wealth have you? Prosperity in the Modern Church Often viewed as the "Father of the Prosperity Movement", Kenneth E Hagin often pointed to passages such as Matthew 7:11, reading, If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your ...


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Luke 16:23 tells us that the rich man went to a place called Hades. "And in Hell, he lift up his eyes being in torments" The Bible describes the rich mans experience in Hades as "being in torments". Acts 2:27 clearly states that Jesus soul was not left in Hades and that implies his soul was there but was not left there permanently. Earlier in verse 24 of ...


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2 Facts: there is no verse that says Michael is not Jesus. there is no verse that says Michael is Jesus. These are the 2 facts. Considerations: Same accounts to other things "is Jesus called the Holy Spirit?", another topic but same principle. No clear direct verse. Same goes with "Triunity", no verse in the Bible. So how do we show evidence that Michael ...


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In the Bible, angels are messengers bringing messages from God to man, and working out among men the will of God. But seraphim do not do these things. They don't do the work of angels; they remain in the presence of God. Angels are described as human-like, and they are never described as having wings; but while seraphim are also humanoid, they differ in ...


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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. Michael is referred to as "the great prince" (Dan 12:1), Gabriel told Daniel "except Michael your prince" (Dan 10:21). Angels are rarely referred to as princes, ...


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What Biblical support is there for a non-Churched Christianity? Some word definition is required before looking into this question. For example the word "church" is not found in the Bible. It is used to translate the word ekklēsia (called out ones). It is even used in Acts to refer to the Israelites that were with Moses at Mt. Sinai. Non-"Churched" ...


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To begin with I will apologize because I am not an academic and consider myself to have a very simple faith in Jesus which is the perspective I will share from... For some people attending "a church" is not an enjoyable experience and is not something that they regularly do, but this doesn't mean they choose not to be a part of "The Church". A lot of men ...


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Satan has a right to those who choose him knowingly, those who have perfected the rejection of the Holy Spirit. He would have a right to all of us had Jesus not defeated him here on earth. This is why Satan contended for the body of Moses after his death (believing he had a right), but there it is revealed that God had the right. (Jude 9) ~ There are only ...


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The language Scripture uses is "being a slave to" or "belonging to a dominion/kingdom of". Scripture uses this language equally whether the slavery is to God or to sin and whether the dominion is of darkness or the kingdom of God's beloved Son. One is only free in God's kingdom but experiences oppression by the devil in the dominion of darkness. OP is ...


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If there is an anti-rock music movement amongst Christians, where did it originate? What is the basis for the belief? Are there particular Bible verses or doctrinal stances that underpin the anti-rock stance? There is no organized "movement" as such. However, local Christian leaders may periodically condemn the music and urge their followers to some sort of ...


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Who says there wasn't a ceremony? The very definition of marriage is the legally or formally recognized ritual of union between a man and a woman, and the definition of ceremony is an event of ritual significance. God created Eve and gave her to Adam so that they could populate the whole Earth, sounds like a pretty significant event to me. In some ...


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Bible Gateway (RSVCE) - Quick Search: Seraphim return results that show that in the Bible, seraphim is only mentioned in Isaiah 6: A Vision of God in the Temple. If angel is understood from Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." Only the action of the one of the seraphim in ...


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After some study, I can conclude that there is no biblical evidence for Satan being omnipresent. God is omnipresent in the sense that where ever we go, He is there: Psalm 139:7-8 Where shall I go, away from Your Spirit, And where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, there You are. And ...


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No, there are no references to All Saints Day in the Bible, but I am sure it will carry on.


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One of the best Biblical bases is the Law of God itself. Is God unjust? But, while some would certainly object, consider, Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5 The issue is sin, and whether or not someone was born in sin, conceived even in it, is not the issue. Whether one is born in sin is ...


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Introduction A prophet is? A delegate or mouthpiece of God - cf. PROPHETS AND PROPHECY | Jewish Encyclopedia. From the said Jewish Encyclopedia above, 'prophecy was not regarded as confined to Israel.' And from this selected answer | Mi Yodeya Once the last prophets -- Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi -- died, the prophetic spirit ceased in ...


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Theistic evolution puts death before sin. According to the Bible, animals died as a result of man's rebellion. The Biblical record shows a different order of creation than evolution. Evolution holds the order: Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals. The creation record disagrees. Theistic evolution generally would hold man to be at the end of a long ...


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The official catholic teaching is that a person who is a Catholic by virtue of having received the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation in the Church remains a Catholic unless or until he or she deliberately and voluntarily repudiates the Church. As a separate matter, a Catholic is bound by Canon Law to follow with Christian obedience those things ...


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The law of evolution is selfishness. survival and preservation is only possible if one looks out for oneself, or maybe an immediate relation. However, the law of God's kingdom is the spirit of self-denial, to love God and one another as oneself1. A love so deep that One would not hesitate to give up His life for His friends. Simply put, evolution does ...


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I'm not sure if there is very "scholarly" but the main (If not one of) problem I would suppose theistic evolutionist would have is the manner in which mankind is portrayed in the Bible versus the naturalistic type of view evolution has of mankind. Evolutionist would have you believe that we are but just a higher evolved type of animal. A view that is in ...


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Scripture bears this out clearly, when talking very specifically about the days of the week, and the sanctification of the seventh day in Exodus 20:8-11 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, ...


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Yes she can You're probably getting tripped up by this passage: 1 Timothy 2:13-15 ESV For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. Which, by itself and read without any ...


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Last week I heard this argument, again. According to theistic evolution, millions of years took place and animals died all the time. But Genesis 1 says that after each day God pronounced it as good, therefore there must not have been death, because death is bad. And if there was no death, then millions of years of dead animals is wrong too. Sure my ...


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David speaks of God's ability to be everywhere in Psalms 139: Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand ...


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I am not sure I see "sin" as even part of the equation. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It seems pretty straightforward. No one can come to Jesus without the work of the Father. X -> work of the Father -> belief in Christ


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As St. Isaac the Syrian says we should not hate the sinner but the sin: we should hate homosexuality as an act but not the people that fell to this sin. Love sinners, but hate their deeds, and do not disdain sinners for their failings, so that you yourself do not fall into the temptation in which they abide... Do not be angry at anyone and do not ...



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