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Given that we know the damage that divorce can have, its not hard for us to imagine why God would be against divorce in a general sense. Jesus affirming the idea that people shouldn't divorce. The fact that God would allow divorce (Exodus 21:1,21:10–11) in spite of not agreeing with it (Malachi 2:16) reveals something about God's character and divorce ...


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While researching for this question. I got this link and I think it explains it well. http://www.gotquestions.org/Melchizedek.html


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Acts 1:8 Jesus orders the disciples to go to Jerusalem and await the coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:13 One hundred twenty disciples gather in an upper room at Jerusalem. Acts 1:21 Peter determines basic qualifications for candidates for apostle. No precedence for his qualification. Certainly not Jesus' method. Many of the one ...


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Restitution conveys the idea of justice, of man making right the wrong done to a fellow man. Atonement though similar to restitution is the innocent party accepting the judgement due to the guilty one.When Adam sinned God drove him away from the garden (separation from God)Jesus reconciled man back to God by His atoning sacrifice, this doesn't cancel ...


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Does God ever intentionally put things in our way himself to allow us to be tested (as the Psalms says)? Or does God merely allow Satan to give us trials and temptations? One piece of information regarding "testing". The King James version (1611) does not use the word "test". This is because the first English use of the word "test" does not occur until the ...


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It is important to understand how God works with His creation. There is a 'relative' way and an 'absolute' way with God. When the scriptures say that He tested Abraham or Job, He did it in a relative way, in a human way, if you will. In an absolute way, God does not, indeed He cannot, test anyone. That is because He is "declaring the end from the ...


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I say this with only clear discernment and personal experience. God created animals before people. He had a such a great amount of love for them that he put them on this earth first. Certain animals were meant to relate, connect and even live with humans. The bible says the soul is the mind. Pets as you know, can be very intelligent thinkers, they ...


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I have not found any verses that say a wife "should" divorce for that reason. Interestingly enough, there is a passage where God convinces a wife to return to an abusive relationship. In Genesis 16:1-16, We find Sarai, Abram's wife, giving him her maid Hagar as a wife/mistress to bear a child. Hagar gets pregnant and Sarai despises and torments her. Hagar ...


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"Weaker" Can Also Be Interpreted Physical Strength The Greek word used for weaker is asthenos, which comes from the prefix "a-", meaning not coupled with the root "sthen[os]" for bodily vigour. To say women tend to have less bodily vigour or physical strength seems much more reasonable than the false suggestion woman are somehow morally inferior. ...


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I can't find any passage that would say it was okay for a Christian to divorce an abusive spouse who has not been unfaithful. Jesus was pretty clear on that. In the same way that I can't think of any passage that would support us living in multi-hundred-thousand dollar houses while there are people living on the streets. If a woman were perfect, a ...


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My simple thought. God killed two birds with one stone. To bring a city to repentance, as well as give his prophet a heart transplant. He could have sent anybody!


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I don't think anyone argues that all of Seth's line was blameless. The argument is that Seth's line had special favor from God, Cain's line did not, and that the rebellion of Seth's line was (or was caused by) intermarriage with Cain's offspring. Matthew Henry comments on the circumstances leading to the Flood: In all ages there has been a peculiar ...


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Scripture Allows Separation This is for the purpose of conviction, repentance, time to test the fruit of repentance, reestablishing trustworthiness all by the abuser. The ultimate goal is reconciliation. This is similar to the process some spouses work through if the partner has committed adultery. Of course in the case of adultery, which separated ...


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Since the Bible was written in a very different time and culture than that of today, it is difficult to draw a straight line between the few biblical injunctions about marriage and divorce on the one hand, and marriage and divorce as they exist in today's society on the other. For example, Deuteronomy 24:1-4 speaks of a man who is displeased with his wife ...


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I don't know if there are any particular verses in the Bible that specify souls do not pre-exist. As Dick said, you are trying to prove a negative, which is difficult. However, I did find a verse in the Orthodox Deutero-cannonical text (referred to by others as the Apocrypha) that says there is no reincarnation: Wisdom of Solomon 16:14: "A man indeed ...


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There is much we do not know about the Spiritual Realm, but there are some things that we can ascertain from Scripture. As a Southern Baptist I believe that the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God and should be taken literally. And so let us start where your question begins: Job 1:6 KJV Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present ...


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In the Greek weaker vessel can mean not weaker as in physically but weaker in morals. From an English/Greek Lexicon: “ἀσθενής,” Def 2c. from: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (3rd ed.) Walter Bauer, revised by F.W. Danker. University Of Chicago Press, 2001.


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Luke 1:19 implies that angels are fully capable of being in the presence of God. The angel said to him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. Satan, as an angel, would thus be able to commune with God in such a fashion.


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I think God is present everywhere, and everywhere is in God's presence; God knows and hears all created beings, even Satan.


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Every sin is a rebellion against God - it is the refusal to obey God's laws. So, of course, a rebellion against the Creator of the universe is going to be an action against him. So, in fact, every sin does affect people - three people, actually: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As for what evil is, without 'good' you cannot really ascertain 'evil'. Evil is the ...


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In the early fourth century, many Christians were divided over how best to understand the relationship between God and Jesus. Emperor Constantine called for an ecumenical council of bishops to settle the matter: the Council of Nicea, in 325 AD. The result was a condemnation of 'the Arian heresy'. Letter to Emperor Constantine A few years later, in 327 ...


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The Wesleyan/Methodist position on this would be that it is possible for two equally learned persons to view a scripture and come to entirely opposite conclusions. For example, this can be seen in the doctrines of Predestination. Both an Armenian and a Calvinist will claim a "plain and obvious" reading of scripture, yet will arrive at opposing conclusions ...


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is there a reason to believe that An existence in hell will be appreciably different in quality for each individual? Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the ...


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This is an interesting question especially in the case of that island. In the Biblical verse which pronounces "love one another as you love yourself", it clearly indicates that you love yourself too and hence Christ who lives in you. Every act of sin that you do have a negative impact to you or to secondary being or both. Every sin is regretted being done. ...


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When we consider the scriptures wholistically, the answer should be an emphatic yes. Sin is transgression against the Law as David (Stratton) has said. The Law however, is not merely an impersonal and objective standard that we measure ourselves against, it is God's Law. Sin, in other words, is a transgression against God's perfect will - a rebellion ...


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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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