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Prosperity Gospellers would say that Jesus and the redemption He bought on the cross was preplanned by the Father, "before the foundation of the earth" 1 Peter 1:20 He was chosen before the creation of the world , Rev 13:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English "those who are not written in The Book of Life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world." ...


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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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What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way? Changed to: "Does God create some people homosexual and others heterosexual?" Here is Biblical basis that applies to this question. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, ...


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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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"What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?" In the New Testament/New Covenant, the Bible says Christian marriage is a picture of Christ, as the husband and His Church as the bride. Christian marriage is to be an example to the world of what love really looks like, one man and one woman willing to give themselves to and for each other for life. ...


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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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PG-ers would say that Jesus and the redemption He bought on the cross was preplanned by the Father, "before the foundation of the earth" 1 Peter 1:20 He was chosen before the creation of the world , Rev 13:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English "those who are not written in The Book of Life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world." Next they would ...


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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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Seraphim is plural, SERAPH is singular. SERAPH means burning one. "A seraph (/ˈsɛr.əf/; pl. seraphs or seraphim /ˈsɛr.ə.fɪm/; Hebrew: שְׂרָפִים śərāfîm, singular שָׂרָף śārāf; Latin: seraphi[m], singular seraph[us]; Greek: σεραφείμ) is a type of celestial or heavenly being in Judaism and Christianity. Psalm 104:4 KJV King James Version Who maketh his ...


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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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I don't know any biblical basis for Satan being omnipresent. From what I know only God is omnipresent and this is written in the prayer to the Holy Spirit that says: "O Heavenly King, the comfortor, the spirit of Truth, Who art present everywhere and fillest all things;" From what Ι know from an Orthodox Greek monk and from an Orthodox Greek ...


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The distinction between mortal and venial sins is only very roughly that "venial sins are kind of bad and mortal sins are really bad". More accurately one could say that all sins adversely affect one's relationship to God; but venial sins, because they don't involve a complete turning away from God, "merely" damage the relationship, while mortal sins destroy ...


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Let me begin with the second question, which is simpler. The Catholic Church does not believe in modern revelation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says 66 "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord ...


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The key Biblical passage is Mt 16:18: "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it" (NRSVCE). Though such a citation inevitably hearkens back to certain meta-questions about the use of "πέτρᾳ," the Catholic Church has always seen it as referring to the specific ministry of Peter, ...


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The Bible does not provide a moral theory, rather it provides the doctrine of grace for salvation, such that no person can save themselves through some moral theories or codes. God commands us to do unto the other as you would have done unto yourself. This is not morally consistent. A moralist here seeks to comply because they wish to be moral before God ...


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The answer to the question regarding the first book of the Bible actually comes from the last book of the Bible: And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:9 NASB And he laid hold of ...


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What is the basis for Cessationism? The supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit were first observed at Pentecost; Acts 2:16-18 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall ...


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Based on some research and observation I believe it's the following and I will explain why... God Spouse (You) Yourself (You) Children (Family) Career / Business Extended Family Friends God stated in the commandments he comes first. This is clear. Next in Ephesians 5:25 it states for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ put ...


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Since you have asked for a Biblical basis, the answer is no. Quite to the contrary there is Biblical Scripture; which although not specifically forbidding such a union, does enumerate the consummation of such a union a sin. All Scripture is quoted from the new King James translation. Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, ...


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No, there are not references to All Saints Day in the Bible. The tradition of All Saints Day originated long after the books of the Bible were written. From Catholic Online The origin of the festival of All Saints celebrated in the West dates to May 13, 609 or 610, when Pope Boniface IV consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Blessed Virgin and all ...


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This answer will of necessity be quite long since much explanation and a lot of Scripture is necessary to show how many have come to their conclusion that Jesus' life on earth, and his death, burial, and resurrection involve God in a conspiracy to plan to give salvation to as many as would accept God's great grace. My answer assumes that God is a trinity. ...


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And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here > today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you ...



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