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I realize this is several years late, but I thought I would add my own two cents. In its context, the Book of Mormon isn't an "addition" to the Bible. The Bible is an account of the Lords ministry and teaching in Israel and the Middle East. The Book of Mormon is basically an account of the Lords ministry and teachings somewhere in the Ancient Americas ...


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From an LDS Standpoint I quote Elder Holland's talk: None Were with Him: Now I speak very carefully, even reverently, of what may have been the most difficult moment in all of this solitary journey to Atonement. I speak of those final moments for which Jesus must have been prepared intellectually and physically but which He may not have fully anticipated ...


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This is what Jesus had to say on the matter: John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies." We cannot say that we ...


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In my opinion God didn't turn his back but merely his gaze. Like any father asked to watch his son endure torture or pain God had to look away so that he would not stop what was always supposed to happen. It was written that Jesus would be born of a virgin, which He was. It was written that Jesus would be betrayed. Which he was. It was written that Jesus ...


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The standard concept of Satan is to much personified into a single entity, when really the word describes the state of ones position in relation to God's ideal. For example If I were to over personify a cough or a sneeze as it's own entity, when really it is process that the body goes through. The word Satan really means "the adversary", or "the Enemy", or ...


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Its referring to the fall of a proud king, it then refers that this same spirit of self exaltation had been the reason the original man[satan advesary to God] had been expelled. Were Cane and Abel Adams first born or did Eve think Abel to be first to fulfill the prohpecy given in genisis and Seth to continue the geanology line to Jesus. Was Adam also a king ...


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There is no Biblical basis for either. According to tradition, Peter requested upside-down crucifixion because he didn't feel worthy of the same execution as Jesus, but this is not in the Bible. The upside-down cross as demonic is also not in the Bible, although the symbolism is clear.


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Salt provides essence and taste to food; no one prefers having bland food, hence the saying "take it with a pinch of salt". In this sense Jesus says that people are the essence of the earth, the planet, it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. The planet's survival is based on the mere existence of humans. Humans ...


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The line of Seth is referred to as righteous because it is the beginning of the lineage of Jesus Christ. Luke 3;23-38. As we know Cain was of " the wicked one". Remember, Seth is Able's replacememt. Genesis 5;25


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The fact that the Nephilim of Genesis 6 and the large men of Gath, Anak, and Himmon all translate into English as 'Giants' is merely coincidence. The nature of the Nephilim is highly disputed. Indeed, many translations call them 'sons of God,' or mention an angelic like race. In the later instances, the term 'giant' is clearly human in origin, and merely ...


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This is a good question. I would assert that just because there were giants both before and after the flood does not necessitate that giants survived the flood. In fact, the Bible indicates that there was a drastic reduction in lifespan after the flood. It is possible that other things were different as well, including average height. So, a giant before ...


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Basically there is one simple explaination, which is not expressed plainly biblically, but that makes sense logically. If you had giants before the flood, and you had giants after the flood, and nobody survived the flood but Noah and his family, this means that probably Noah and his family where giants too, like everybody else in their time. Now, this ...


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Here is an answer from an Adventist scholar, taken from his website (http://www.bibledoc.org/daniel-class/daniel-10-and-12-and-thoughts-on-michael-2/). Here are the texts that speak about Michael in the Bible: Da 10:13, 21 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one [that is, “first”, YLT] of the ...


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Mark 12:31 NIV The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these. What is important is that it does NOT say, "love your neighbor as yourself, if he believes like you do". Also, I would suggest that it would be against Jesus' teachings to even consider to hate someone because they do not have the same ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are regarding: Appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of "Angel of the LORD" "Angel of His Presence" and "Angel of the Covenant" The meaning of "angel" having a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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I have never seen "young" elders in churches in Africa.Naturally, those who are older in age tend to be elders in church because they are believed to have the experience to lead.But youth groups are also very popular.


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Hatred should not be shown towards anyone. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 NKJV) Being Homosexual IS a punishment of itself. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their ...


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Well there are a lot of great replies, some guesses, and some scripture, but if we put them ALL together it's quite clear what happened...at least to me lol. On day one, we know that the heavens and the earth were created, but they were in no means completed. Gen 1:1-2, but we know from Ex chapters 20/31 regarding the Sabbath practice. The Sabbath was the ...


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Why God chose the Judas as one of Lord jesus disciple even though God knows very well about Judas that he betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver and afterwards hanged himself (Matthew 26:14,16). God has good purpose for all of us Romans 8:28-30 but If we reject Him, He is not responsible. Anyway do you know Satan is doing the will of God always even ...


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Satan thinks he is God. Isaiah 14;14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. II Thessalonians 2;4 Who opposeth and exhalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God shewing himself that he is God. ...


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The word righteous is used 238 times in the Bible, but never to describe the line of Seth. The word evil is used 613 times in the Bible but never to describe the line of Cain, only to describe Cain's works. 1st John 3:12 KJV Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his ...


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How do you know that Satan knows he will lose? The Bible says that Satan will lose in the end, but it doesn't say that he knows this. Perhaps Satan does not believe that the Bible is true on this point, and he thinks that he can win. After all, in pretty much every human war, both sides enter the war predicting that they will win. It seems unlikely that ...


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This is related to alternate interpretation of Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. The traditional interpretation until relative modernity was that which is found ...


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Since the Philosophy tag was raised. This is what I think. Satan and the demons fear God. They are not going to fight against God. If anything Satan is out to get us. So is the antichrist who will trick us to fight against Christ Jesus. He was cast out of Heaven. Luke 10:18 NET So he said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Satan ...


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I write a short answer because it is quite simple. The Bible reveals almost nothing about the internal reasonings of devils or Satan. It does however described them as being 'evil' in their desire. This in of itself answers the question for we only need to use common observation of the sinful nature to see similar behaviors in men. For example, when a ...


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How should we interpret Leviticus 18, 19? One of the fundamental rules of Biblical Hermeneutics is to understand the audience being spoken to. In the case of Leviticus 18 & 19, the audience is the nation Israel. It need not be commented on at length that only Israel was given the Law of Moses and, therefore, only Israel was subject to the Law of ...


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Matthew 5;38-48 dipicts the golden rule. Matthew 7;12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Mark 12;31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment ...



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