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In my opinion god didn't turn his back but mearly 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 did. It was written that Jesus would be betrayed. Which he did. It was written that Jesus ...


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The Church of England doesn't generally have a published doctrinal stance on this sort of thing. However, there is a passage in the Catechism which might be relevant. What is thy duty towards God? My duty towards God is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him, with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; ...


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In general most of these things are interpreted by Oneness advocats as symbolic, or delivered to us in a way that we can relate to or will provide us with an example how we should act. For example, seeing the Spirit of God descending as a dove may be seeing an actual dove as a sign that the Spirit of God has testified. A voice from heaven means a voice from ...


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To me, it sounds like a recounting of early civilization: domestication of animals, music, metallurgy, city building. A secular anthropologist would tell a story of hominids evolving over millions of years culminating with emergence of homo sapiens in Africa. Then the story shifts into high gear as humans migrated all over the world and culture, technology ...


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It relates to Jesus claim that He would 'rebuild the Temple', meaning He would become the new temple, the place of right worship, and Ezekiel's prophecy that when the temple had been cleansed, water would flow from its side. It signifies that Ezekiel's prophecy had been fulfilled.


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2 Thessalonians 2;1-12, is referring to the delusions and chaos in the last days, and the rampant wickedness that will prevail. Mathew 24;37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Genesis 6;5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughtsof his heart was only ...


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Die as described in Genesis 3;19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return. Ecclesiastes 9;5 For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not any thing; neither have ...


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Here is my answer to a similar question What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law? on BH.SE. Firstly, what is the law, and what is its purpose? The law is a manifestation of the perfect holiness of God, and was given to us (humanity) to show how utterly unable we are to meet God's standard by our own means, strength or works (Romans 7:7). It shows us ...


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The primary context (Matt 18:15-20) of this passage is about correcting other believers. It's about when another believer sins against you and how you should attempt to bring them to repentance, to repair your relationship with them and to repair their standing in the church. It is not, primarily, about any generic gathering of believers. I believe that ...


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The verse you quote does not specify exactly what "gather in my name" means, whether that includes cell phone conversations or Internet chat rooms or whatever. I'm not aware of any other verse that you could drag in to specify. That hardly makes this verse unique. People often think of the Bible as a big book, but there are plenty of novels that are longer, ...


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In short, yes, Jesus is talking about a physical gathering of two or three people (or in one instance, two or three individuals, one united congregation, and one sinner). In our technological age, NOTHING can fully replace face-to-face meetings between people, especially the Lord's people at the grass roots level of a healthy local church, or an assembly of ...


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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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The tree of knowledge of good and evil is forbidden. The tree of life sustains life. Because, Adam and Eve disobeyed God, their right to eat from this tree was denied. However, the right to eat from this tree will be restored. Revelation 22:14 KJV Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may ...


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When I think of Jesus vs Sanhedrin. I'm thinking more about the struggle between Protestantism vs The Catholic Church, the One true church. Per Wikipedia: Protestantism encompasses forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with doctrines and religious, political, and ecclesiological impulses of the Protestant Reformation against what ...


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Jesus said, If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted ...


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Cain and Abel reprsent the two classes of people at the end of time. Cain represents the wicked, and Able represents the righteous. 1 John 3;12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. Matthew 13;19 ...


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It seems to have been a mark of warning, not of protection, to those who may think to harm him. The mark was a sign of God's mercy for this murderer. Unfortunately, others warped the meaning of the sign and applied it to themselves later in the same chapter: Genesis 4:23-24 Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of ...


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Dittos to Narnian's answer, I won't repeat his material, but let me add some further thoughts: I've heard theories that the word translated "year" in our Bibles is really referring to some much shorter unit of time. One writer suggested it should be translated "month", so the ages of 800 and 900 years become 800 and 900 months, or 70 or 80 years, and thus ...


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The Bible doesn't say what the mark was. I think the verse you quote is all that we're told about it. It is puzzling. I always picture some symbol on his forehead, like a tatoo. But nothing in the text spells that out. The whole point is that people who knew Cain was a murderer might take it upon themselves to execute him. But that would require that they ...


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The only people who survived the flood were Noah, his wife, their 3 sons and their wives, 8 people (Genesis 7:13, 1 Peter 3:20). None of them were descendants of Cain, so the mark of Cain has died out, whatever it was. (Some believe it was the Neanderthals.) Many people, however, confuse the mark of Cain with the curse of Canaan in Genesis 9:25 "Cursed ...


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Adam was created to live forever. However, Because of the fall, he had to die. He also forfeited his right to eternal life. The genetics of Adam were such that generations following would benefit exponentially, until the influence would be depleted. Thus, succeeding generations lived shorter periods of time. ...


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This is a great question. The Bible never provides a direct rationale for the seemingly long ages recorded in the Old Testament. It just states them as a matter of fact with no apology for them. As we look more closely at the ages, though, we find some very interesting things. The ages fall quite dramatically at a very definite point in biblical history ...


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There is nothing symbolic about those old ages they are there to remind us of just how continuing to sin sorrows God: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Gen 6:1 through 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that ...


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I'm not sure that there is any real profound significance. The names do have meanings as follows: Pishon: increase Gihon: bursting forth Tigris - rapid Euphrates - fruitfulness. One thing that may be of note is that Adam may very well have given them these names. God specifically had Adam name the animals. This seems to be inherent in the dominion ...


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Although we do not know for sure exactly what mark God put on Cain, but whatever it was it was readily apparent. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should ...


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No. These are two different trees. The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 2:9) At first, only one was made off limits to humans. but you must not eat from the tree of the ...


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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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The key to understanding this passage is identifying the two persons and one people group being referred to. From the context it is clear that "he that sanctifies" is Jesus. And they "who are sanctified" are all the believers - the whole ecclesia. But who is "the one" from whom both Jesus and all his sanctified followers emanate? There are only three ...



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