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Are there any verses in the Bible which support this kind of hyper-involvement in your life by God? This is the question that I am going to address here, and I think that it will point out why people might think that God touches the lives of all His people. I am going to give instances where God intervened in the lives of people on Earth. Creation ...


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The Holy Spirit is God. He is not an "it." He is not a divine influence. He is not a fleecy white cloud. He is not a ghost or a concept. He is a person possessing a will, intellect and emotions. He is God -- with all the attributes of deity. He is the third person of the Trinity -- co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. There is only one God, but He ...


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The true seventhday of the week is sabbath(saturday)even jesus christ went to church on the seventhday of the week


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Tom Pennington provides a variety of arguments on this here. There are three arguments I found particularly compelling: The purpose of miracles is, biblically, to establish credibility for a spokesman who gives new revelation from God. Few charismatics today claim that they are giving new, infallible, divine revelation from God. But if they aren't, then ...


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Paul writes in Romans 14:5-8: 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives ...


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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come? John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will not come unless after he departs, Jesus sends him. Jesus has to ...


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Actually they don't; it is derived from Egyptian culture, not necessarily Christian Coptic. The Coptic Church does infant baptism as a sign of the covenant, and you should know that the Coptic Church holds to the view that the Church is the New Israel.


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Thomas Aquinas gives four reasons: When "he was still living among them ... they were not prepared, for carnal love is contrary to the Holy Spirit, since the Spirit is spiritual love." He connects this with 2 Corinthians 5: "And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. So then ...


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Angelic Spirits? Absolutely: Matthew 28:2-5 ESV And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ...


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Regarding the promise to Abraham: Christians consider themselves to be the (spiritual) descendants of Abraham, certainly as it applies to inheriting the promises of God to Abraham. This is based on passages such as Matthew 3:9, Luke 3:8, Romans 9, and Galations 3:7. Therefore the passage you quote is taken to mean that God promises to protect Christians ...


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This is a difficult question to give a simple straightforward answer. Firstly, regardless on your feelings regarding his interpretations, Arius was clearly well versed in much of scripture, so anything short of "all of scripture" would be a slightly inaccurate response. Secondly, we don't have much in the way of direct sources of his own writing. Most of ...


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In my answer I failed to add after saying that God was satisfied, that his being satisfied, according to Anselm himself, enabled him to be compassionate to man, which he was not able to be before. Since there is a good bunch of space left to write this, I might as well ask here whether the reader is satisfied with such a God! John Calvin does not seem to ...


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Anselm based his theory of satisfactory atonement on Isaiah 53:11. KJV, which was later than Anselm, may perhaps not wholly mislead us. 'He shall see the travail of his soul and be satisfied.' I believe that Anselm read that as if the Father saw the the travail of the soul of the Son, and was satisfied. He then introduced the concept of honor. He did so from ...


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The enemies are spiritual, not temporal. This can be inferred from v. 73-4 The oath which he sware to Abraham our father, that he would give to us that without fear being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him. The oath is from Gen. 22:16: By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because thou hast done this thing, and hast ...


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There is no evidence that Arius was influenced by Revelation 3:14 or Psalms 8:5-6, but he appealed to Bible verses such as Jesus saying that the father is "greater than I" (John 14:28), and "The Lord created me at the beginning of his work" (Proverbs 8:22). He was also influenced by Origen. Richard Smoley says in Forbidden Faith, page 45, Origen held an ...


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In Luke here there's a prophecy about the restoration of Israel, pretty similar to many found in the psalms. Some white supremacists, including these people, believe that the 10 lost tribes of Israel (all except Judah and Benjamin, I think) went to Northern Europe and became the English, and sometimes all the Celtic & Germanic people. So these verses ...


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I think the point of Scripture is to help Man deal with the world around him. It does this by (briefly) explaining where he came from and documents various interactions between him and his Maker. Scripture doesn't say there is life on other planets, but it doesn't rule it out either. It's just not something that mankind needs to address day-to-day.


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Scriptural arguments against Prosperity Theology Some of the verses used to support it are taken out of context or are meant to apply the to nation of Israel. To consider verses that come to bear on prosperity you might want to consider one that shows how prosperity can be a barrier to faith. Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a ...


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I think if you're looking for a whole passage in the New or Old Testaments blowing away the suppositions of prosperity doctrine, you'll be looking in vain. Off hand, I can't think of anything stating, straight up, "... beware of doctrines that promote material prosperity over union with Christ ..." But Jesus' discussion of what we ought to seek (first the ...


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The following OT and NT [RSVCE] passages indicate that some men shall see God in the future. Job 19:26 [And] after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God[.] Matt 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." 1 John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, ...


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Summarized from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Sacraments.htm as pointed out by Reluctant_Linux_User: Baptism - Mathew 28:19 - "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit" Confirmation - Acts 8:17; 19:6 - "Then they laid hands on them and they received the ...


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Jesus himself answered your question: Matthew 22:21 NKJV They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." What that boils down to is that, God raises up and puts down World leaders at his own whim. So if you are looking for some justification for ...


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Matthew 5:8 – "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Also, the apostles and others around him in his day saw Jesus, so yes, man can see God.


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Very few people have ever seen God. The examples cited by other answerers and commenters were all, I think, prophets. Before Jesus arrived on earth, the Jews had already begun to reject prophets, and even to kill some prophets. (This helps in part to explain the large chronological gap between the Old and New Testaments.) To my knowledge, neither the ...


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I respectfully say, Strictly speaking, there is no biblical basis for holding this assumption as fact. In this answer: A Scriptural Answer - The Formula [How we interpret the bible through comparisons] The Little Flock, Distinct from the Great Flock A Hidden Pearl [144,000] in the Parable of the Faithful and Discreet Slave Significance of the Money ...


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The most direct verse I have found on this subject is Hebrews 5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. In Exodes 28 it describes how Aaron was called. He was chosen out of a crown by Moses the prophet. He did not call himself but was chosen by God. A short answer but I feel it is pretty direct. If ...


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Although I do not know everything that is said in the Bible, I can find no place where the children choose their parents, nor do I find any place where the parents choose their children. I do find several places where God decides who does and who does not have Children. Psalms 127:3 through 5 KJV Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit ...


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Nope Kids knowing their parents before they're born isn't mentioned in the bible. Scripture does, however, talk about how God knows each person before they're born. Jeremiah 1:5 ESV Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.


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What evidence is there within the Bible that a man can or cannot see God? We know that Genesis 32:30 unambiguously says that Jacob saw God: "And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face." We also know that Exodus 33:11 says that Moses saw God face to face: "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh ...


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As for the word day. It has a number of meanings. It can refer to the daylight, or to the period of 12 hours of daylight, or to the whole 24 hour period, or to an undefined period of any length. However when the Bible refers to the vword day accompanied by a number or an ordinal. Then the meaning becomes fixed to the 24 hour period. So Day One, Day Two or ...


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Any reader of the Bible knows that Adam was the first man. And since the Bible records his age and the time period to the birth of his son Seth, and again to the time of his first son etc etc, it becomes a simple series of calculations to determine when Adam was born. However this does not answer the question because the question is not about when was Adam ...


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Leaving aside the first creation story (Genesis 1:1-2:4a), the biblical age of the earth since creation can, and has, been calculated with reasonable accuracy from the genealogies of the descendants of Adam. Genesis 5:3: "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth;" Genesis 5:6: ...


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I would not call this speculation, but interpretation. People claiming the earth (as opposed to "just" humans) to be around 6000 years old interpret whatever word is there to mean an actual day. They have a point, since it says in Genesis 1:5 [...] And the evening and the morning were the first day. Others interpret the word to mean an undefined ...


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What prophecy was about Timothy? Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Both the Amplified and the Weust translations use the phrase "prophetic intimations" for the word "prophecies" in the KJV. This might mean that what was ...


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Many Christians are indeed given a special calling from the Lord Jesus Christ. In Eph. 4:1, the apostle Paul wrote, παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ὁ δέσμιος ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἡς ἐκλήθητε which is translated as, Therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthily of the calling (κλήσεως) in which you are called (ἐκλήθητε). ...


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Where did the idea of being “called to preach” come from? The gifts imparted to those in the early church would constitute an assumption of "calling" or divine assignment. The direction of the Holy Spirit was clear and unambiguous. Acts 11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we ...


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In Latin the word vocare meaning "to call" gave us the English Word "vocation." A vocation is synonymous with a career (Remember vocational guidance?) in many people's minds, and it betrays the roots why someone feels "called to ministry" Both Protestants and Catholics would use these terms interchangeably. Bibically, there is much precedence for this. ...


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Some background regarding Arianism To answer the question, it is important to understand that Arianism is a Trinitarian heresy that denies the divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity. Specifically, Arius held that the Son, or the Word, was created out of nothing, and that there was a time when He did not exist. The Son was, therefore, the ...


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The Covenant of Redemption in the Bible Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and ...


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Another scriptural answer would be "We are born in sin, shaped in iniquity". (Bible) How this scripture would fit, is that some homosexual people say they believe they had a leaning in this direction from their earliest recollections. It could be understood that because all of mankind and creation were plunged into the fall and sin by Adam and Eve, that ...


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The Catholic teaching that the homosexual tendency is not a sin is based on the universal principle that sin requires the use of the will--you cannot sin by accident. See ST II I, q. 71, a. 5, objection & reply 2; ST II I, q. 75, a. 2 & 3; and CCC 1849-1851. This is a commonsensical principle of human responsibility that is presupposed by scripture ...


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@ David Stratton, in reference to: "This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good ...


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A key Bible passage some Christians use for teaching that believers have at least SOME responsibility to bear witness to the truth in Christ is Ezekiel, chapter 3: 16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman 23 for the house of Israel. [The literal role of a watchman is described in 2 Sam ...


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You and the rest of mankind cannot help but sin; it's human nature, only God is perfect. Sin is a product of the five physical senses. Sooner or later, pain or pleasure overcomes reasonable persons. Ignorance is the other culprit that makes man sin; only God knows, the rest of us only think that we know.


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Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.'s article What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil?, implies the thesis that demons are human unbelieving souls is false in writing: We have been reflecting mainly on the angels, as such, and have seen something of what happened at the dawn of angelic creation. Some of the angelic hosts remain faithful to God. Others ...


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@timf gave a good, thoroughly biblical answer to your questions. Let me add just a few thoughts to his/her fine answer. First, and perhaps most general, sanctification is a process which is worked out in the Christian's life in fits and starts. Think of a graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with its ups and downs, ups and downs, and occasionally a ...


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If I have the Spirit of Jesus in me, why do I still sin? Jesus did not sin because he had a different father than the rest of us. His father was God. Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee ...


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Below I will explain what scripture says about staying away from astrology and witchcraft, which is why all churches should instruct and warn their people to avoid these things, which is why the CC probably do have something published warning people away from this. (Scripture is given here as the root of warnings against this, so this is a partial answer ...



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