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The KJV uses judge, whereas the others use 'Defend', 'relieve', 'take up the cause of'. The use of the word judge in the KJV relates ushering them judgments, similar to a court of law. Not all judgments are punishment, however. If you were taking someone to court and won, the judge would rule in your favor. Similarly, when judgments in every day life are ...


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if someone can do the follow-up study on all that... (from memory) it all hinges on this "first estate" which is elsewhere described as a "garment" [or clothing] (which the original, uhhh, "good" angels; followers of God) seemed satisfied with having as their being & relationship to God. some of this associated study on being 'raised up' into the ...


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LoVE* is the key. Be not immune to the severity of snakes, but never lose your light inside, keep it ALIVE~. For you will see even in the darkest night~. Even without eyes~. ~NATALIE GODSTAR*


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wisdom is knowing when to apply the principle - there will be times when you should reply and there are other times when you shouldn't reply. Those who are wise will know what and when to do it. So seek after wisdom and learn from the wise - if you walk with the wise - you will become wise. learn to Love wisdom. (Student of Dr Willem VanGemeren, Trinity ...


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Nobody has mentioned the true Olive tree; the Jews. God did not assimilate the original people of His heart into the Gentile Bride. According to Revelation symbolism, much of which typifies The Jews, the Millenial reign will be the climax of their jealousy. Believers are given the mandate to stir them to jealousy and a desire for the Messiah they ...


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Ephesians 4:5 mentions Lord, faith and baptism, but it does not mean that there is only one Lord, only one faith or only one baptism. It is about believers or followers of Christ. Yet there is a lot of teaching going around, for example that there is only one baptism (i.e. water baptism). The word ONE in Eph4:5 refers to ONE AND THE SAME, meaning that ALL ...


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In “take up your cross daily” what does “cross” refer to? Luke 9:20-26 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, ...


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How do we interpret 1 Corinthians 14:22 in the context of 1 Corinthians 14:23-25? 1 Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 1 Corinthians 14:23-24 If therefore the whole church be come together ...


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I would interpret it as such: within the context of the chapter as a whole, Paul gives instruction pertaining to church discipline, so this bit seems to be saying "these gifts are good, when used with careful discernment, and for their purpose. Outside of that, it can be detrimental to both believers and unbelievers."


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The context is that tongues are for a few individuals to demonstrate to a group of unbelievers of the same tongue the power of God. It is only a sign to the unbeliever if the unbeliever is of that tongue and can understand it. (Acts 2:8) And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? But as verse 23 demonstrates, if the ...


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Two things to clarify. The desire to seek God is from God The desire to repent is from God If you experience any of these desires it means that God is still calling you. Hebrews 6:4-6 refers to those who have had a much greater revelation of God's character, yet still managed to act repeatedly against the Holy Spirit abiding in their heart and eventually ...


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Cain was exiled to Nod, he was afraid that the beings who lived there would kill him, but instead he pairs up with a she devil. basic Islamic belief is that Devils predate man on earth and devils lived at Nod. Cain s curse was data skin before Hitler, now no in dares mention it. Cains curse can be handed down, it is dna related. God didnt change Cains dna ...


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Is there any way back from the situation described in Hebrews 6:4-6? As I understand the question, you are asking if these verses mean that a Christian who "falls away" cannot be restored. In context, chapter six begins with the description of moving away from basic Christian teachings to those that are more advanced. Right away we are presented with some ...


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In Genesis 3:16 rather than saying that she would experience pain (as if it were something new), it--instead--says that the pain will be multiplied or increased. To me, this seems to be an indication that there would have been some measure of pain regardless. I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Gen ...


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This is the nature of the Godhead, the Son rejoices to do the will of the Father, though He is equal with the Father (Philippians 2:6). Similarly, the Holy Spirit does not speak on His own authority but does the will of the Father (John 16:13), yet He is also equal. This unselfish love amongst the Godhead is a relationship men find difficult to comprehend. ...


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In certain Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, Isaiah 11 describes the seven spirits (or seven-fold spirit) of God from revelation. The first one is "the Spirit of the LORD", then the Spirit of wisfom, etc. It is interesting to note that this Catholic source cited leaves off the first, and inserts "piety". As for the question, referring to Proverbs, ...


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What does it mean that Satan is “god of this world”? One might use an illustration of the tenancy of earth as represented as a lease. This tenancy (stewardship) was given to Adam. His sin allowed tenancy to transfer to Satan. Satan is able to influence this world through those who are eager to do his will; John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, ...


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Like you said in your question, there is the Magnificat, also known as the Song of Mary. Luke 1:46-55 ESV And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has ...


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The distinction between symbolical and real is generally mute — these categories are additive and NOT mutually exclusive. So we have a real presence in the communion which is also symbolical. In a similar way Christians are members of Christ's body both symbolically and in reality.


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What Revelation 1:1 describes is God the Father giving God the Son His permission to now reveal to us what is to come. It does not mean that Jesus did not know what these events were. This is the nature of the Godhead, the Son rejoices to do the will of the Father, though He is equal with the Father (Philippians 2:6). Similarly, the Holy Spirit does not ...


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There are various meanings of the word "world" in Holy Scripture: I. – THE TERM “WORLD.” In order to understand more fully the notion of Cosmology, or of the science of the world, it is necessary first to explain what the term “world” or cosmos means. Cosmos is a word first used by Pythagoras, meaning ornament, or elegance, which the Latins ...


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You must also understand the context in which Christ was speaking. He was in Caesaria Phillipi (Banias, Israel) in front of the Temple of Pan (Ban) which was built into the rock formation... a very large rock formation. It was a very, very ornate temple, but inside the temple there was a cave where they would throw the sacrifices, sometimes children in. That ...


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Opening According to Catholic Teaching, we know the meaning of the words from the deposit of faith handed to the Church by the Apostles who were taught by Christ and whose minds were opened by Christ to understand Scripture. Starting with a definition TRANSUBSTANTIATION The complete change of the substance of bread and wine into the substance of ...


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We are saved by grace through faith. Judgment is used to determine or show that we have or have not saving faith. James says in James 2:18 that I will show you my faith by my works. There is no contradiction between Paul and James. In Romans 2:6 Paul says who (God) will render to each one according to his deeds. Judgment will determine if you have a living ...


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Philippians 2:8-13 helps place 2 Peter 1:10 into the correct context. That is another way of saying, "bear fruit that befits repentance." In a way that only our sovereign God understands, both His sovereign election, and His gift to us of personal volition are true. Ignoring, rationalizing or spiritualizing Scripture passages that seem to counter our own ...


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This is really simple if you ask the Holy Spirit. It simply means that Jesus himself is the sacrifice and the only sacrifice that God the father will accept. We (Christians) are to deny ourselves the ability to live for god on our own, we are to pick up our cross daily and recognize what he did for us with his sacrifice at the cross, and follow him. When we ...


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Unless you're an expert in the original language (Koine Greek), it's usually a good idea to check other translations and see whether any nuance of the original language is discernible through the breadth of options. A quick survey of the options linked show that the translation of the original word for 'discouraged' (athymeō) is reasonably consistent - ...


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Your words: "Its like he tells us it's impossible to obey the law because we are sinners through and through. Therefore put faith in Christ who died for those sins and love one another. But then, he says don't sin, or you won't inherit the kingdom of God. I'm confused." Your implied either/or, above, needs to become a both/and, since both statements ...


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Galatians is an interesting letter. Jesus warned his disciples about the "leaven" of the Pharisees. This letter is written to Christians who are just starting to go down this road. Christians who work hard to not sin are in danger of the same sort of spiritual blindness that the Pharisees had due to self-righteousness. The question should not be "do we do ...


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The New American Standard Bible Updated Edition seems to assume that Isaiah 48:16 is speaking of the Triune God, in that the words Me and Spirit are capitalized. Not so the NET Bible, however, which does not capitalize either word. The reason for the NET's approach to the verse is that the NET's translators are perhaps thinking of a man, an earthly king ...


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Mark 13:32 However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. The basic understanding, coming from an Trinitarian perspective, is that Jesus was fully God and fully man, both. Yet, all that He did on the Earth, He did as a man, and not "as" God. That ...


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Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. We do know that Jesus did not have all of the knowledge of the Father. Philippians 2:6-7 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a ...


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Why does it appear that Jesus at some time did not know what God knew concerning the little details of the last days? I don't see how this verse could be read as implying this: nothing in it suggests that Jesus didn't know the revelation that God (the father) gave him before he was given it. I'd interpret this verse as saying that the revelations that ...


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Actually the answer is very simple. The confusion lays in the meaning of the word "revelation". It can be taken as "disclosure of earlier not known truths" which was to John for sure BUT it can by understood as "portion of facts and doctrines" which God the Father decided to reveal to humanity and passed it on through Jesus to John. In that sense it was NOT ...


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Jesus emptied his heart like St. Hesychios the Priest (5th or 6th c.) stated in "Watchfulness and Holiness." We should empty our hearts so that we completely leave all earthly cares behind.


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". . . we have some level of influence over whether we finally end up among the elect . . .." Your words, above, summarize well the seemingly inherent contradiction between extreme Calvinism and extreme Arminianism. I use the word extreme purposely, because from my perspective there is truth in both "camps." For adherents of one camp to say the ...


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It is not about abortion, it's about Jealousy and the Lord acting as a witness in trials that otherwise had none. Note that the NIV is the only translation to use the word 'miscarriage' (see Numbers 5:22 in parallel to 18 other translations). The translators interpret 'Your thigh to rot' and 'to rot [your] thigh' as 'miscarriage'. Whereas the Hebrew for ...


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That passage doesn't even say the woman was pregnant, yet pro-aborts use it to rationalize abortion! It shows how desperate they are -- as if they actually cared about what the Book of Numbers said. When people use that argument, just say, "You are welcome to show me in the Book of Numbers where it says the woman is pregnant (not there). Then you could ...


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I believe it is a matter of perspective. I don't see the fundamental Calvinist doctrine being at odds with any scripture, (although many have implemented it in ways contrary to scripture, as with any doctrine). the KJV says: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall ...


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James does not even hint that a special spiritual gift is involved, nor that a miracle would be performed. Garden variety elders are called (not someone with the gift of healing), and answers to prayer are anticipated, that's all. And that is enough. An answer to prayer need not be a miracle nor even miraculous. The interaction between God's ...


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The beginnings of a response would consider the difference between a simile/parable ("The kingdom of heaven is like..."), a metaphor ("I am the vine"), and a prescription or statement of fact ("Blessed are the pure of heart"). Everyone would agree that Jesus employs a wealth of literary and rhetorical devices to communicate his beautiful message, and any ...


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How about this. The army of the book of Joel maybe talking about people that turn into something that eats flesh of anything living. Somekind of zombie. It says when they fall upon the sword they will not be wounded and their face is the face of blackness . They run to and fro and climb on the tops of houses and climb the walls and run every one on their ...


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The bow in the sky I believe is more than the rainbow. I believe God is saying what Kirk Cameron said in "Unstoppable." The bow is arched towards heaven and if He chooses to shoot His arrows they would go upward.


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Many interpretations argue that the Song of Solomon is about both the relationship between husband and wife and about Christ and his Church. This stems in large part from Paul's words to the Ephesians: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is ...


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Heaven can mean several things: The abode of God/angels/righteous The firmament (sky) State of utmost happiness These are related concepts, and even in ancient languages, these meanings are conflated. When heaven and hell are used together, #1 or #3 make the most sense. When heaven and earth are used together, #2 probably makes the most sense. So ...


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Yes he did. Revelation and an epistle by Peter confirm this: Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the ...


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Yes, but you ought to understand what "Mammon" means. William Tyndale, before he was martyred for translating the bible into English wrote about this passage in his work "The Parable of the Wicked Mammon" which he often refers to as "Mammon". He explains: First, Mammon is an Hebrew word and signifieth riches or temporal goods, and namely, all ...



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