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Could it mean that as Jesus knew, His Church was to be build in Rome where Peter eventually went and founded the first Church. Reference of course to the gates of hell not prevailing upon it. could have meant that unlike the Church in the East, Constantinople, was prevailed upon by the Ottoman Turks, the gates of hell, the Anti-Christ. Of course Jesus often ...


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Please excuse any typographical errors, but the only way I can answer questions is to not proof read them, since that process is extremely time consuming, for me. The answer to your question as stated in paragraph 3; (So, the question is did Jesus become God's Son in the begetting in Mary or is he God's Son before he was begotten in Mary?), is both. Now ...


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Different translations describe the spirit in different ways: NIV, KJV, NASB, ISV - Evil ESV - Harmful NLT - Tormenting YLT - Spirit of Sadness However all these translations agree that this Spirit was sent from the Lord. So to stay with your question, how could a loving God send an evil spirit to torment? He could for the very same reasons he sent a ...


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Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. "impute" = logizomai = to take an inventory, that is, estimate (literally or figuratively): - conclude, number, reason, reckon, suppose Alternate translations; Weust - Spiritually prosperous is the man to whose account the Lord does not in any case put sin. Amplified - Blessed and ...


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Gnostic Light This is what happens when you take the word meaning "exists" and finding out that God's name is spelled the same way. So let's translate every instance of the word Exist as Lord. Also by taking a word that means breath and translating it as spirit every time without understanding the context. ורוח יהוה סרה מעם שאול ובעתתו רוח־רעה מאת יהוה ...


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Evil spirits are not sent by God, nor does God give revelations through the evil spirits which sometimes trouble men. He cast these evil spirits out of heaven long ago for their rebellion against Him. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches that the evil spirit was not sent from God. The prophet Joseph Smith corrected this passage in an ...


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The understanding from one Bible rendering is " ... whom the LORD will not count his sin." The Navarre Bible New Testament Compact Edition renders Rom 4:8 as blessed is the man against whom the LORD will not reckon his sin. Rom 4:6-8 the complete saying of St. Paul is 6 So also David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons ...


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This is basically a very poetic way to say; "Blessed is the man who is saved by God's Grace." Paul is teaching the Romans about the Grace of God. In chapters 4-8, Paul uses Abraham as an example to show that individuals were not justified through obedience to the law of Moses—they were justified through faith in God’s promises. Since Abraham lived centuries ...


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In this passage Paul is quoting from Psalm 32. The King James Version in both cases uses derivatives of the verb to impute. However, other well-respected more modern versions of the Bible do not translate it this way e.g. the NIV or the NRSV. There is a less common meaning of the word impute meaning "to assign a value to" which is used in finance. In this ...


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Jesus says that no one will enter into a marriage in heaven, I do NOT think he meant that there will not be a state of being married in heaven. To be like the angels may in some degree mean eternal not changing, Perhaps to be outside time as we know it. (This is a guess as Jesus hasn't said a lot about heaven). To be like angles can NOT mean: To be in some ...


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Something else worth considering is the intent of Heaven and Earth and then the establishment of the "New Heavens and new Earth" (Rev 21:1). If God's intention is to restore original creation without self-induced fault in the final move of God we are anticipating according to The Bible then what we see in The Garden is Man needing Woman. If that is the ...


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I figure this website says it better than I can. http://www.gospeldoctrine.com/content/matthew-19 Matt 19:12 there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake There are no known scriptural or historical accounts which tell us more about these particular eunuchs. So, how are we to understand this passage? Joseph Smith ...


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Well I guess Jesus and Paul didn't take wives so more meritorious is debatable, but remember when God saw man alone in Genesis and said it was NOT good, so instead made us a helper. This should be a big clue that we are better off having someone else to share a life with, but I guess it would depend on the individual and whether they are up for the challenge ...


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Short answer - No. If you are just looking at what Paul is saying, then more 'meritorious' is an incorrect choice of words to describe his encouragement towards choosing celibacy ahead of marriage. His language that either state comes as a "gift from the Lord" (verse 7) is very much against the sense of either condition attracting any merit. Bearing in ...


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The first scripture that occurs to me in this connection is Galatians 1:8, where St. Paul writes: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema."


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"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 11:11) There are numerous scriptures in the bible that state man and woman are twain without each other, but united are "one flesh" Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his ...


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Bear with me here - to fully answer your question is going to require a bit of lengthy wordage. I am taking it that you are familiar with THE LAW that was given to the Israelites by God. I am not just referring to the Ten Commandments but the rules and regulations that were to govern their lives in every respect. It was a complicated system that covered ...


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You are taking a few verses from Romans and misconstruing Paul's message to the Romans. So in addition to outXast's answer I would like to add. Paul specifically made it his mission to take the Gospel to the Gentile World, and we need always remember that when reading his epistles. At the time of Paul the Roman Empire was although not hostile to ...


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Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and ...


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If we are “Saved” by grace, then why are we getting "Judged? There are two judgments. The judgment of works is for the unsaved and determines punishment; Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. For those who ...


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In the Gnostic Light To understand Sin is to understand Grace. In the beginning the first Law was to not eat of the fruits of the knowledge of good and evil. Notice that it does not say "you must be good". It says you must not know whether you are good or not. The Purpose of the Law In the beginning not knowing good or evil was God's plan. Once we knew ...


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God is outside of time. Soon is a relative term. I think God wants everyone to be ready because the return of Jesus will happen and only God knows the exact time. My guess is that it will be soon. Days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries? Yes. The question is "are you ready?" Are you living your life as one who is ready?


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It's symbolic. Dan means: Judge Manasseh means: Causing to forget The theme of the Old Testament is law and judgment, but the New Testament teaches that grace causes God to "forget" our sins through the blood of Jesus. Hence the name Dan being in the Old Testament list and Manasseh being in the New Testament.


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The Lord has given each and every individual to make used of talent for the kingdom of God in a multiple way.The cunning fellow though he has no resources of his own to help other. Yet what he could do was, he can ease out the heavy burden of his master debtors though at the expensed of his rich master. This is what he can do.It seems his action is to be ...


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How can women be forbidden to speak and yet prophesy and speak in tongues? The letter to the Corinthians is like a laundry list of things they are doing wrong. Each chapter almost starts a new subject. In context Paul starts writing about spiritual gifts in chapter 12 then he takes a parenthetical excursion into the subject of love. Although the ...


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"Using only biblical texts and/or established traditions of the Nicene church, is there a consensus or even a limited set of positions on where Jesus' spirit was?" It is not clear that Nicene Council was considering this particular subject. It seemed they were more hard pressed to establish a good date for celebrating Easter. Consult ref. below: ...


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First of all who is the son of man . The general understanding is that Christ being the son of man has been given the power to be lord of the Sabbath. Lets dissect it a little bit. First of all who is the son of man? The answer is, that we are all the son of man unless someone has another explanation of where we came from So when Christ was quoting that ...


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I believe Jude is speaking of teaching the "fear of The Lord" which Proverbs calls the behinning of wisdom. Most of us have no clue what the fear of The Lord is. Secondly I think we should recognize the wording of the verses. We.... BUILD ourselves up in holy faith (faith is steadfast/steadiness in the faithfulness of God, faith is action) PRAY in the ...


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Isaiah 1:10-12 tells us that those words were addressed to the rulers and priests. These people were to judge cases brought before them righteously, in the "courts," as it says in verse 12. But they have not sought justice, punished the oppressors, nor sided to help the widows who have no husbands to defend them and help them. Verses 21-26 tells us about ...


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According to Isaiah chapter one God never instituted animal sacrifices, incense or ceremonial observances. He doesn't want them nor should we/they have done those things as it put blood on their hands. He is very clear in that all He said was "do justice and show mercy etc". Jeremiah echoes this fact and the other prophets, amos, micah, hosea, samuel and in ...


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When John was arrested suddenly he doubts Jesus as Messiah. In Matthew 11:2-11 "Are you really the Messiah we've been waiting for, or should we keep looking for someone else?" This doesn't make sense. How should I understand it? John was the last of the line of Old Testament prophets. Mat 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are ...


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We know that Jesus ascended into heaven; Acts 1:9, “…..he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.” Before he ascended into heaven, he also descended down into hell; Eph. 4:9-10, “…..he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth…..he that descended is the same also that ascended…..” It is confirmed again that ...


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Although there is no mention of how many scribes were lying I believe there were some who were true in their duties of copying scripture. In I Kings 19:14 Elijah believes he is the only one left who is jealous for the Lord but in verse 18 he is told that there are 7,000 who have not bowed the knee to Baal. My point being that only God knows the full scope of ...


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You are starting from three incorrect postulates: Scribes are just copyists, not interpreters of the law. The doctrine of preservation of scripture is the same as inerrancy. Variants have semantic importance All three of those need to be true for your statement to make sense. Unfortunately, none of them are. 1. Scribes aren't just secretaries. They are ...


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It is ironic that your question would make a statement concerning the legitimacy of the Word of God when Jeremiah asked the same question to God’s people. In context, this verse is revealing how they would take God’s word and change it “falsely.” This was spoken by Jeremiah in the context of God’s people leaving God, and living their own lives as if they ...


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If you read the whole chapter you'll see that this verse talks about teachers of the law spreading false interpretations of it. It is not about alterations of the OT scriptures themselves.


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Is this verse saying that spiritual people are above the judgment of those who are not spiritual? It is saying that in the realm of judgment, those who do not have the spirit of God are unable to judge things that are spiritual. It is not so much a matter of being "above". It is more like saying that those who are not blind can see all things, but ...


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In the beginning of John's mission, he seemed to think that God was coming in wrath to judge the wicked: When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? ... Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good ...


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Perhaps the first failure in the churches was that of hypocrisy (Acts 5:1-11). Hypocrisy is a matter of pretending to be somebody in order to get a name that they may have vainglory. It could be ambition was the seed of the failures in the churches. Ananias and his wife Sapphira was probably seeking a position. They wanted to be somebody and to have a name ...


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Acts 5:3-4 state, "Then Peter said, 'Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not ...


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The short answer: to our fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in Christ. Allow me to develop my answer by first contextualizing the verse. Notice in each of the preceding parables in Matthew 24 and 25, there is a pronouncement and/or an act by someone in authority: a master (24:45-51) who in light of his slave's faithfulness while his master ...


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Taken in context, those declared to be sheep (that is, those described prior to 25:40) fed people who were hungry, gave drink to people who were thirsty, clothed people who were naked, visited people who were sick, and people who were imprisoned. But obviously, from their answers, the did not recognize Jesus as any of the ones they had served. To paraphrase ...


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One way is through the Framework view of Genesis. This is in contrast to the Gap and Day-Age theories of Genesis. This view puts forth a literal reading of Genesis, while maintaining that the account of Genesis is not what actually occurred. This view is more concerned with Genesis from a theological and spiritual viewpoint than a journalistic one. The ...


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The key to the answer to your question is in verses; Acts 5:3 and 4 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your ...


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I can think of one verse that is recited by Apostle Paul. Acts 17:28 states, “In him we live, and move, and have our being as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Poetry was given in the Old Testament as an expression of the heart, mostly found in David’s heart, and that heart was also seen in Solomon. I think that we ...


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This is a good question because it is unusual to see this in the new testament. In the Old Testament things like this were often seen. Should the church in the dispensation of grace see judgment fall on God’s people, and so quickly? This must have been a very serious offense to God, which it is, and should be to all of us. Lying (no less to the Holy ...


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The reason for judgement is that mankind has free will (though Calvinists might disagree.) As it says in Ephesians, salvation is a "gift" and a gift can be either accepted or rejected. It cannot be forced upon us otherwise it is neither a gift nor do we have free will any longer. As such, it must be adjudged as to whether we accepted or rejected this gift ...


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I recommend you read Jesus' parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. Stewardship is a common theme throughout the Bible. A steward is an employee--in Jesus' day a servant, or even a bond-servant--who is responsible to his employer (or master) for whatever his master has entrusted to him. A talent in Jesus' day was a large sum of money. In the parable ...


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We do not have to make ourselves acceptable unto God. God delights in us and has given us every spiritual blessing possible because we are in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Indeed, we are known and chosen by Him and are viewed as holy and blameless in His sight (Ephesians 1:4). You cannot get more approved than that. In Christ we have all that the Son has been ...


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I think i see it a bit differently. The scripture Jesus is talking about was the Torah. There was no NT for 300 years after Jesus was killed. When you see the term "scripture" in your NT, know that it refers to Torah and not the NT. The NT is a collection of writings attributed to the authors' name but in reality we dont know who wrote them. So my answer ...



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