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It's also interesting to note that Matthew picks up on Isaiah's relatively local prophecy, in Isaiah 7:14, concerning a young woman of child-bearing age, who has not yet had a child (Heb almah) and applies it to Jesus' immaculate conception, when, in reality Isaiah's prophecy was fulfilled but a few years later. That seems suspiciously like scribe ...


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Since all souls go to hell when Satan didn't see moses arrived there he Satan was asking Michael the Archangel about moses body and bringing up all negative things concerning moses which God already forgive and cleans him (moses)of Michael the Archangel said to Satan the lord rebuke thee.Jude 1:9)


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Before the crucifixion of Jesus everyone who had died went to hell,Satan believed all those souls belong to him.Until when Christ had died and went to hell took away the keys from Satan and left him powerless, On the 3rd day when Jesus Resurrected many of the saints awake with him ,SATAN LOOSE. Read St Matthew 27:51,52,53 TO OUR GOD BE THE GLORY.


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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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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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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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Sometimes, understanding the writings of Paul are hard, because unlike the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John; Paul was only privileged to see Jesus in his Spiritual form and not his physical form. It is also unlikely that Luke met Jesus in his physical form, but Luke wrote his Gospel and Acts after spending much time with those who had, and especially the ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Genesis 2:17 says that God placed a Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the middle of the Garden of Eden, telling Adam that he must not eat the fruit of this tree. By way of explanation, the ancients thought of existence as comprising good and evil, so knowing both good and evil meant to know everything. Leon R. Kass says, in The Beginning of Wisdom: ...


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What are the 'things offered to idols' written about in Acts 15:29 In context we need to consider that what was happening was that gentiles were entering into fellowship in the Jewish Christian community. The question arose as to how these gentile Christians should be dealt with. Some wanted them to go through circumcision (in effect become Jews). Jesus ...


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Notice the reading of the King James Version: Revelation 13:8 (KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Modern Translations read differently: Revelation 13:8 (ESV) and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose ...


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Just like St. Augustine f.e., I believe that God lives outside of time. Unlike him, I have come to know that time is but another dimension in our universe, the fourth dimension of space-time. So time, as shown in relativity theory by Einstein, can f.e. be bent just like any other of the four dimensions. But if God lives outside of time, he can observe time ...


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Things offered to idols are the sacrifices made in pagan religions, much as sacrifices were offered to God before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The only apostle from whom we have a first-hand discussion of these things is the apostle Paul. In 1 Corinthians 10:25-32, he says that Christians may eat meat sacrificed to idols, but preferably only ...


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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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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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I don't think that is what that verse meant. It says : The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when... This was meant to explain how the Nephilim came to the earth. The when here explains how the Nephilims came : the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them So they were not there ...


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What does Paul mean by “Love believes all things?” Paul inserts this definition of love in his discourse on spiritual gifts. In this larger context he is talking about how their use of spiritual gifts is essentially selfish and produces chaos. To look specifically at the word for "believe" we see the Greek word pisteuō which is the word for trust and ...


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1 Corinthians chapter 13 is called the Hymn of Love. Perhaps the most beautiful English rendition of the song is the the King James Bible, but unfortunately it translates ἀγάπην as 'charity', rather that 'love'. The Hymn of Love, from the KJV, amended to speak of 'love': 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am ...


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Paul often cites passages from the scriptures, as he does here. His intention is to encourage charity, as does the passage he is citing from Proverbs. Romans 12:20-21: Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." Do not be conquered by evil but ...


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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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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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The reason it is written that Jesus was slain before the foundation of the world is to draw our attention to his deity. Jesus is not restricted to time and therefore everything has already been completed throughout eternity. Jesus reveals himself in the flesh for our witness: "Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest ...


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There seem to be two questions asked here: Is God saying in Jeremiah 8:8 that the scribes corrupted the scriptures? If so, are the Old Testament scriptures we have today still corrupted? In Jeremiah 8:8, the prophet is seen to be saying that the scriptures have been altered: How can you say, "We are wise, we have the law of the LORD"? Why, that has ...


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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? Different biblical texts give us three possible answers: Luke 23:43 says that Jesus expected to be in heaven before the end of the day of crucifixion And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say ...


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Jesus is the Almighty God. John 1:1 says God was the Word and then in verse 14 says the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his gory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.John 10:33 the Jews wanted to stone Jesus for saying He was God. John14:8-10 Phillip asked to see the Father and Jesus said I've been with ...


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Paul's own marital status To better understand Paul's meaning, we should first establish his own marital state. Michael Baigent says, in The Jesus Papers, page 107, that 1 Corinthians 9:5 makes it clear that both Paul and Peter (Kephas) were married: Do we not have the right to take along a Christian wife, as do the rest of the apostles, and the ...


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One could ask why this poem, beautiful as it is, became part of Jewish and Christian scripture. After all, it is a story of sensual love. The singer is portrayed as a farm girl and her lover as a shepherd. “Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, because the sun has burned me. My brothers have been angry with me; they charged me with the care of the ...


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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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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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The three 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 ...


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Paradise is empty now. Paradise is where Gods people went to when they died, before Jesus died on the cross and then came and let them free to go to Heaven. Paradise and Hell are both in the center of the Earth with a gulf between them called Abrahams bosom. The blood of animals couldn`t get people into Heaven, only the blood of Jesus can do that.


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Context Gerald A. Larue says in Old Testament Life and Literature chapter 18 that the Book of Isaiah can be divided into three distinct sections, which were probably originally either two or three separate books. This is now a consensus among biblical scholars. Chapters 1 to 39 were written during the late eighth and early seventh centuries BCE by Isaiah, ...


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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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Jesus was the head Rabbi of all of Israel with Semika so he was already anointed and special. Over the years this fact has been lost and up until recent times I think that we think he was an illiterate carpenter who just 'marched around' and did as he pleased. No one asked the obvious - why did he judge a trial with a death punishment? Why did he have ...


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The Bible specifically speaks about a time when we find Jesus and John saying "Kingdom of God is at hand". Mark 1:15: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. What time is this passage talking about? It is the time for the coming of the Messiah as spoken by the prophet Daniel: Daniel ...


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Then there would be no pressure to take Jesus to the cross. God would have never sent him cause that was his purpose for that time. I don't really like what if's. There's no way to really answer the question. God all ready knew the Jews wouldn't accept Christ.


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I think the following scriptures will help understand the parable in a better light. Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. ...


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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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This question reminds me of the "felix culpa" ("happy fault [of Adam]")¹ question of whether Christ would have become incarnate had Adam not sinned. If Adam had not sinned, how could've God worked greater goods? Similarly in the case of the fall of the Jews: If the Jews had not fallen, how could there be "the salvation of the Gentiles by means of the death ...


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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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Lamech killed two people and was boasting about it to his wives. His character would likely be that of no remorse for wrong doing, like his grandfather Cain. He already had disrespected God by taking two wives instead of one. God only gave his great, great, great, grandfather Adam one wife. In Lamech we see evidence of what happens to a people when they ...


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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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