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There is no new thing under the sun. Who is the head of women? Who is the head of the man? Who is the head of Jesus? All that has been stated is correct. Now add order. Remember who was deceived, the women. Women has no authority over man she is to be in subjection to man in all things.We men,being weaker then Jesus are we not under subjection in all ...


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God is one (Gal 3:20) God is absolute one (Is 43:10) There is no God before and after him, (Is 45:6-8) There is no God besides him. The Father is Jesus. (Rev 22:3-4) There is only One face, one name of One God sitting on one throne. Rev 2:4 One throne, one God sitting on it, Rev 4:8 He is Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty which was and which is and which is ...


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We have to remember that the bible say that for God 1 day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Angels were created before anything else due to that if God has always been we can determine that he wanted praises and for his Angels to minister to him. Angels are minister to us but their main duties are to minister to God and praise ...


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Eight verses earlier (Num 11:17) has the same "some of the spirit" wording. Fr. George Leo Haydock's commentary on verse 17 says: St. Augustine (q. 18,) reads "of the spirit which is on thee;" (Septuagint) referring it to the indivisible spirit of God, so that these ancients received what was sufficient for them, while Moses suffered no diminution. Thus ...


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Unpacking erroneous reasoning and conclusion. How does Eccl: 1:4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains for ever. together with St. Thomas: Thus some receive immutability from God in the way of never ceasing to exist; in that sense it is said of the earth, "it standeth for ever" (Eccles. 1:4). mean the ...


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Paul sometimes chose to push the envelope a little, as he does here, and in some cases the outcome is an unsupported argument created in the cause of spreading the gospel. In 'Paul's "Use" of Scripture: Why the Audience Matters', published in As It is Written (edited by Stanley and Porter), pages 135-6, Christopher D. Stanley is speaking of Galatians 3:16 ...


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There is no getting around it. Paul was swearing an oath: just as we might do in a court of law, although the wording is less formal than that used in a court. How to judge Paul for that is another matter. The injunction in James 5:12 is the easier one to dismiss, because this is a command attributed to James, not to Jesus. However, the injunction in Matthew ...


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If it is assumed that Malachi is using figurative language in response to the profaining of the temple offerings and the reason figurative language is assumed is that the sacraficial system ended with the death of Christ and the destruction of the temple, alter and priesthood: Malachi 1:11-12 (NASB77) 11 "For from the rising of the sun, even to its ...


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Jesus was a rabbi who was adept at the law. The unique thing about Jesus is that he frequently and routinely used the rules of the talmud in order to spar with the pharisees. The way Jesus typically "won" these sparring matches was instead of falling victim to the legalism of the law, he would examine the moral behind the law. In order to avoid the same ...


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The following is a direct quote from Barnes' Notes on the Bible For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah - It is well known: it cannot be a matter of dispute. About the fact that the Lord Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, there could be no doubt; compare Matthew 1:3. But probably the apostle means here to refer to more than that simple fact. It ...


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"Quiet life" is not the point. "...do your own business and work with your own hands...." is the point. So many newer translations say "...mind your own business..." which I think has wrongly been interpreted as not to be a busybody. This verse is telling us to work our own business, as opposed to someone else's business. Use our God-given talents and ...


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I was trying to say that The old covenant was simply a Physical shadow of the spiritual truths of the new covenant. "Heb 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. Heb 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that ...


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In 1 Corinthians 15:35 poses the question of how the dead are raised up: 35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? In 1 Corinthians 15:44 Paul answers that there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body, and that it is sown a natural body and is raised a spiritual body: 15:44: It is sown a ...


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Isaiah. Levites were consecrated to God from birth. Num_3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that opens the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine; They were ministers of the tabernacle Numbers 7:5 Num_18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren ...


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There are three aspects of the law: the principle of the law, the commandments of the law, and the rituals of the law. If you do not differentiate between these three things, we will never have a proper understanding of the law. We know that the principle of the law is over (Gal 5:18; Rom. 10:4). Today, in the dispensation of grace, God does not deal with us ...


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The Old Testament It all comes down to what Jesus means by "the law". In Matthew 5:17-18 "the law and the prophets" to which Jesus refers (v17) is what we Christians call "The Old Testament" and, in context with this, "the law" he refers to (v18) is what is called the Pentateuch (the five books attributed to Moses). Not The Mosaic Law There has been an ...


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Looking at the context, we see Paul, who often portrays himself as a proud Jew, talking about Jews in surprisingly harsh terms: 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to ...


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the Greek word for "rulers" in this verse is archon (758), which is a present participle of archo, which means "to be first." It makes sense that Paul would have used language similar to Jesus', and Jesus said that those who are first are the servants of others. So in this verse, it seems that all of the "rulers" are figures in power but are servants of ...


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I will offer two compatible interpretations based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) and the churches that accept his theology. 1. "Quickly" means "definitely" Here is how Swedenborg interprets the same phrase in Revelation 1:1: Things which must shortly take place. This symbolically means that they must surely come to pass to keep the ...


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One more interesting fact is that, when apostles of Jesus Christ saw he was crucified & dead on cross and after his burial. They were worried and they were almost convinced to go to their fishing business, it is mentioned in Bible, in few places even after seeing Jesus Christ, they only moved to do their fishing business, their faith was same(weak) when ...


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The meaning of 2 Timothy 3:16 hinges on the meaning of two words in that verse: 1. θεόπνευστος (theopneustos), "God-breathed, inspired by God" This word occurs only once in the New Testament, in 2 Timothy 3:16. However, it is a compound of two common Greek words meaning "God" and "breath," so translating it is easy enough. Exactly what the writer of 2 ...


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2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is God-breathed. The words clearly have the meaning that all scripture is inspired by God. If Paul wrote these words, he can only have been writing of the Old Testament, since there was no notion of the books of New Testament as 'scripture' during the first century, and in any case, Paul lived before the first gospel ...


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Could it be that those who believed in His miracles did not know that He is God? The bible says He had no need for anyone to bear witness of man. Could it be He had need for people to bear witness of who He really is? That He is God, That He is the Creator, That He is the Resurrection, That He is the Savior and Redeemer, That He is the Way, the Truth, The ...


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First of all, many New Testament scholars say that Ephesians is not authentic, but was written in Paul's name by an anonymous author in the 80s of the first century. Burton L. Mack says in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 183, the style is different, the vocabulary is different and the rhetoric is different from authentic Pauline letters. This should rule ...


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What is the pure offering if not the offering of Christ on the Cross Re-presented Daily all over the world in the Catholic Church? Some people believe that prophecies about Israel that have not yet been fulfilled are now to be applied to the church. This often requires some degree of allegoricalization to accomplish. Others consider that there is a future ...


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Pilate may have known that Jesus was welcomed into town when he rode in on the donkey. What he may have wanted to know here is whether Jesus still had a solid support among the people. If so, crucifying him may have cause a widespread outcry, even tho' that was what the San Hedrim wanted. Such an outcry was something Pilate could do without, so he tested ...


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I'm seeking the answers from the doctrine that Revelations should not be taken literally--that it is somewhat metaphorical. I presume these seven spirits to be a metaphor, but for what? Based on this request, I'll offer an interpretation based on that of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), who wrote not one, but two major exegeses of the book of ...


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The 7 Spirits of the Lord are as follows: Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance, Judgment, Faith, Hope and Charity. Recommended reading: Signature of the Artist by M.A. Houk Same as the 7 pillars of wisdom... All of these Spirits/pillars combined, contain every possible attribute of God's power and nature... 4 of these were known and Paul added the last 3. Out ...


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As Caleb pointed out, most of these verses you have quoted aren’t actually using the word “soul” to refer to the same theological concept you’re trying to get at. As an addendum to that, I note that one reason for that discrepancy in usage is that you’ve selected a bunch of New Testament verses that are quoting the Septuagint. Matthew 12 is quoting Isaiah ...


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John Shelby Spong says in Jesus for the NonReligious, page 168, that in his research, he has been able to find no evidence that there was a custom of releasing a prisoner at the time of the Passover. He says the original crucifixion story could have been related to Yom Kippur because in this tradition, one lamb or goat was killed for our sins and one had ...


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There is a key difference between the story of Abraham's "sacrifice of Isaac" in Genesis 22:1-19 and the story of the man of God from Judah in 1 Kings 13. Abraham heard directly from the angel of the Lord that he was not to sacrifice his son Isaac after all (see Genesis 22:11-12). The man of God in 1 Kings 13 did not hear any countervailing word directly ...


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I will address Abraham as you have addressed the "man of God" I believe the issue you are having comes from your interpretation. I don’t have the NKJV myself, but the KJV uses the word “Offer” in Genesis 22, not the word for Sacrifice. This is consistent with the Hebrew at least. I find both versions lack a comprehensive representation of the original ...


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The Mormon perspective on this makes it much easier to understand. True prophets obey the word of God; false prophets do not. In this story are two prophets, one pictured as lying and the other pictured as disobeying God’s instructions. Ellis T. Rasmussen wrote: “There are some problems in this story of the man of God who came from Judah to warn the ...


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In context it would appear he's referring to "good" rulers. I believe it takes for granted that an appointed ruler is appointed with the grace of God. This would be different than a self-appointed ruler or tyrant. Obeying trusted leaders along with your peers is a way of developing a cohesive stance on moral and legal issues. The more who stand in favor of ...


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John Shelby Spong describes the structure quite succinctly in Jesus for the NonReligious, pages 101-4. He says Mark organised the first narrative account of the death of Jesus in a twenty-four hour cycle, neatly divided into eight three-hour segments. A summary of Bishop Spong's explanation follows: Mark started the story "when it was evening" (Mark ...


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There is evidence that Jesus ascended to heaven twice, but this evidence does not come out of John's Gospel but out of Luke/Acts. First of all, Luke 24:13 tells us that what follows occurred on the same day as the resurrection: And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. ...



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