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It simply means that Mary is blessed not only for bearing the flesh of Christ, but most of all because she heard the word of God and obeyed it. "Mary is more blessed in receiving the faith of Christ, than in conceiving the flesh of Christ. ... For his brothers, his relatives according to the flesh who did not believe in him, of what advantage is that ...


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There are many translations that do not use the term "blessed us in the the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing on Christ. I am no scholar of Greek or Hebrew, but clearly experts disagree on the translation. So I wouldn't dwell too long on what "heavenly realms" means. Here are some versions: Ephesians 1:3 (ASV) Blessed [be] the God and Father ...


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First, we need to know that Revelation is a prophesy about the future. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, (Revelation 1:1, NKJV) After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And ...


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In the first place: the pronoun "they" in Romans 1:27 does not refer to the Romans reading the letter, nor necessarily to anyone they knew. It refers back to the group described in Romans 1:18 as those who suppress the truth by their wickedness These may or may not have been actual specific persons; the New American Bible (the standard Bible to be used ...


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No, what the heck! Deuteronomy 22:28-29 28 ¶If a man find a damsel that is a avirgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away ...


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How do cessationists interpret James 5:13-18? Like Steven said, this letter is written to the twelve tribes of Israel. However, it was written to the twelve tribes awaiting what they thought was the immanent return of Jesus and the coming of the kingdom of God. They thought that healings would be like those described for the kingdom; Mark 16:17-18 And ...


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When read without preconceptions, the Song of Solomon is certainly about the delights of premarital sex. Whether we say that it therefore encourages premarital sex depends on our interpretation of it. Christians over the centuries has tended to insist that the Song is about marital sex, or at least extramarital sex with King Solomon (who seems to be ...


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There seems to be no agreement on just what oneness means. John 17:20-21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. It is Jesus stated ...


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According to the immediate context, the oneness of the believers with the Father and the Son in John 17 is oneness in terms of love. John 17:11,22-24 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one... 22 ...


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The key text here is "I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one" It is through Jesus that humanity and divinity reunite. Jesus came with His glory veiled in humanity, so that sorrowful, tempted men maybe drawn unto Him, the bridge between man and God. (2 Corinthians 5:19-21). It is important to note that it is impossible for us to be ...


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First off: knowing this first: that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. (2 Peter 1:20) I would not hinge your belief on such a hotly debated topic based on the way prominent theologians interpret it. We can understand the Word ourselves: by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ ...


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Infertility is a problem faced by many women from the past till today. It is just some biological defect in a woman. Just as there are many kinds of illness, infertility is just one of them. Infertility was a serious problem in the past where women were expected to bear many children as survival was based on physical strength. Otherwise who will protect them ...


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Why were so many women barren in the scriptures? Infertility was seen as a punishment of God. In the Bible, women like Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Elizabeth were usually the ones made barren. Their barrenness has little to do with the ability to conceive and more to do with making a very important theological point that has nothing to do with fecundity. The ...


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Romans 14:17 tells us that the kingdom of God is righteousness,peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Personally, I think it is a state of mind. The Bible also says that it is a mystery (Mark 4:11). However it also tells us how to get into the kingdom of God now. First one must seek for it. Secondly, John 3:3 and verse 5 it tells us we must be baptized in ...


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Matthew is talking here about the thoughts that lead one to commit a crime. For emphasis, he gives two examples that can better be understood by looking at verse 5:25 in the context of a longer passage, Matthew 5:21-28, which I will discuss in two parts. Matthew 5:21-26: "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, 'You shall not kill; and ...


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Reading all the post thus far and the suggested scripture references, I would have to say that the ones that suggest that Daniel was not a eunuch lack logical thinking. There is nothing he will be required to do based on the Kings request that being a eunuch would prevent him from performing. Asking for rock solid proof is equal to asking for the one ...


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Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians reminds them Corinthians of the gospel he taught them: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 NKJV Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in ...


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It is true that in Matthew 16:13-20, Simon is honored with a unique role coming from Jesus Christ himself and that this unique role was embedded to the new name Peter he received. Roman Catholicism teaches that Simon's role as 'Peter' was an office with successors but it is totally impossible for Simon to have successors on his Peter-hood because his ...


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Lamech is trolling on Facebook! We know is that the earth was exceedingly violent and wicked in those days, and so we generally assume that Lamech was a prominent person in this culture, but aside from that we don't know a great deal about this Lamech. To understand a bit better what he was really saying, maybe we need to compare his boast with Isaiah ...


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What did Jesus mean when He said we must “eat His flesh and drink His blood”? John 6:53-54 (NASB) 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life...55 For My flesh is true food, and ...


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These verses, read in isolation, do seem contradictory. However, sense can be made of them by reading chapter 14 as a whole. Paul is aware of a strong belief in speaking in tongues, and is tactfully opposing the practice, suggesting prophecy as a better alternative. In 1 Corinthians 14:4, Paul says "Whoever speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but whoever ...



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