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The King has absolute authority, the Prince has certain limitation. God has given free will to man, even when it comes to the choice of whether to live in peace or in anxiety. Jesus as the Prince of Peace doesn't want to enforce His peace upon us if we prefer to live in trouble. He leaves it to us to be the 'king' to make the decision.


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Most of the books written after the death of Jesus was written for the information that the apostles would need. They disappeared so that the word of God could continue on. If any or all had been found then the teaching of Jesus would have been for nothing. There is a really good reason that the teachings of God are still alive and powerful today. Nothing ...


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That is pretty much exactly what spiritual blindness means. Those who are spiritually blind don't know God's Word and are therefore not held accountable for their sins. Those Who Have Spiritual Sight Are Accountable for Their Sins After the Savior healed the man born blind, some Pharisees asked Jesus whether they were “blind also.” In reply, the ...


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Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing Gods Word? John 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. What does this mean to any believer in Christ? In the context of the man born blind, Jesus was using blindness in a metaphor for his ministry. John 9:39 And Jesus ...


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Jehovah's witnesses does not believe there are multiple gods. They believe there are only one God. Some verses, like the one we are discussing about may be confusing, indeed. According to JW, Jesus is not THE God, but referred as a god. This is because of his role in God's plan. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002451#h=20:90-20:883 For more ...


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ShemSeger's answer is the best, and very good. However, it needs to be placed in a comprehensive context of what God has made explicitly clear regarding the opening or closing of minds. Scripture points out God wants everyone saved, "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" 2 Tim 2:3 but, at the same time Christ points ...


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Gnostic Light The Metaphor (the Darkness) The Darkness represents the initial result of sin. That of separation from reality which is "The All". Phrases have been build by God into society to help us understand this concept like: "Being lost your own little world", "Lost in Thought", "Snap out of it", "Pay Attention", "Come back to earth", "head in the ...


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Many answers are on the right track. What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Many who went to hear Jesus were not there to hear the truth. Instead they were there to try to catch Jesus speaking against the law or commit blasphemy so as to find cause to condemn Him. Therefore, Jesus directed this saying to all those who did ...


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What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Perhaps one way to approach this question is by starting off with this story: God Will Save Me A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) believes that there are still people living from the time of Christ, and they believe Christ is referring to John the Beloved in this scripture, who was transfigured so that he would never die. Peter questions Jesus about John the Beloved in John 21:21-23 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and ...


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There is a saying I grew up with, and if memory serves it goes: "Light received begets more light. Light rejected begets more darkness." In other words, each human being is responsible to God for the amount of spiritual light he or she has received. To accept even a ray of the light of God's truth begets more light. It's as if God waits for the ...


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The first thing to understand is the JW believe there are multiple Gods. Jesus is A God, but not The God. This verse is actually used to separate Jesus Christ from Jehovah. Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus the Mighty God. Exodus 6:3 Declares Jehovah as God Almighty. Each distinct and separate titles. Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto ...


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TL;DR: Milk before meat. Deep doctrine is dangerous to an unprepared soul. "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Christ taught in parables [as did Isaiah] so that the spiritually immature and spiritually mature could both benefit from the ...


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"Those who have ears, ought to hear," was how Jesus would end his proclamations. "He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners," Isaiah 61 Is was Jesus himself says about Himself in the Synagogue. Jesus would be the one who lifts the scales off our eyes by rubbing mud He ...


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The answer rhetorician gave is outstanding. I'd like to add one more point that scripture explicitly states about the millenial reign of Christ on earth: the earth will be at rest. Now, the implications are profound, among them rhetorician's point. Here's another implication: all of those in the second resurrection will experience a sharp contrast (to put ...


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What does childbearing have to do with the salvation of a woman? This is an example of the benefit an expanded translation can have over word for word translations. 1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. - KJV 1 Timothy 2:15 Nevertheless [the sentence ...


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Background: God uses trials and pains to perfect his people so that they become more like Christ (Rom. 5:3-4). This is the salvation known as the sanctification of the believer, or "being saved." Answer: In the case of this verse, the woman can find her relationship with God strengthened even with the pain of childbirth if she continues through it in ...


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This is a mixture/edit of answers I've posted to the following questions on BH.SE: What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean? Is 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 an interpolation? Perhaps Paul didn't mean 'absolute silence at all times' in the churches Paul permits women to speak elsewhere, and Paul must be read ...


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Why don't many churches obey Paul's command that women must be silent in church? 1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. In context Paul is talking about confusion in the church. The comment about women is ...


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I consider a biblical answer of a person whose heart God hardened. Pharaoh, in the time of Moses, was shown repeatedly hardening his own heart, until finally the Lord began to harden his heart to the point of supernatural stupidity. The Lord made an example out of a bad man, who had chosen and committed himself to his wicked rebellion against the Lord. ...


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Here's a bit of perspective from the Gospel of John: “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. —John 9:2-3 NLT So one reason someone ...


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The answer to your question is a qualified yes. If we are to accept that all Scripture is inspired by God, then we can logically deduce that Jesus gave these predictions to Isaiah to write. Whether or not those exact words are the utterances of a pre-incarnate Jesus or not is not worth arguing in that they are so accurate that whether they came from Isaiah ...


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Opening From a Catholic Perspective, no one can understand scripture unless the LORD opens their mind to understand it, and ordinarily through the ones to whom the understanding was first imparted. Thus the Ethiopian Eunuch had Philip and St. Paul had Anani′as and other disciples at Damascus. Therefore it is in the New Testament we come to understand who ...


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I'm not sure what your question is exactly. Are you asking why Jesus spoke in parables? In Matthew 13:11-13 Jesus said: He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken ...


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No, the Bible does not say that Daniel was an eunuch. For every verse that may imply that Daniel was, there are verses that imply otherwise. In the absence of concrete proof, I am more inclined to believe that he was not, especially since the Bible had specified in another case when someone was an eunuch (Acts 8:36). Verses that may imply Daniel was an ...


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Daniel's 70th week notes that the daily sacrifices and offerings ends in the middle of the week. The sacrifices and offerings ended in 70 AD. It marks the middle of the seven year (one week) war called the Roman-Jewish war or Jewish Rebellion. Titus made a covenant with the Roman Empire (with many) to squelch the Jewish uprising in 66 AD. The war ended ...


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Gnostic Light To correctly answer this question the titles need sorted into the two logical descriptors of God. Does the title apply to that of Existence (The Father) or does the title apply to that of Understanding (The Son of Existence). Though as a quick answer, because all understanding does exist. All that is understood comes from Existence. Since ...


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Jesus was talking to a subset of people who were Jewish. Abraham was, in fact, their father/ancestor. However, being Jewish was not merely physical. They were God's covenant people. In this covenant, God obligated Himself to various things, but they were also obligated to various things as well. Also, a Jew who did not worship God and God alone was to ...


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No, God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) "But, in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." (Acts 10:35) Jesus was not speaking about Jews as a nation, but specifically to the audience in-front of Him. They have hardened their hearts against the Holy Spirit and were working against God.


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Jesus was himself a Jew therefore I am perplexed by your question. Jesus was not a racist, what that passage is intended to convey is that: Genesis 15:4through 6 NKJV And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir." 5 Then He brought him outside and ...


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Is there some way of understanding this verse to be not anti-Jewish, or are there Christians that do not accept this verse as authoritative? The particular Jews that Jesus was speaking to were plotting to kill him. Jesus was pointing out that their claim to Abraham may have had a biological basis, but that their actions were contrary to what Abraham would ...


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That is exactly not the point he is trying to make. He is trying to say that it's our actions that show whether God or Satan is "our father" in a very figurative sense. He is saying "You are not the righteous just because you descend of Abraham, if you not also behave like that". Reversing that to say Jews are "children of Satan" in general is basically the ...


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My own personal interpretation as a Christian would suggest that the ultimate effect of the Fruit will be to impart the same sort of "wisdom" as the Prodigal Son received from his wayward lifestyle (Luke 15:11-32). Paradise 1.0 (Eden) was the farm prior to the son's departure; Paradise 2.0 (Heaven) will be the farm after his return. Prior to his departure, ...


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Paul wrote, Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that ou may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "he catches the wise in their craftiness. and again, The Lord knows that the thoughts oof the wise are futile. ...


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Starting with v11, this is the rider on the White Horse of Revelation 19. This is clearly Jesus, in His glorified state, doing warfare on the Earth. A primary breakdown of the basic level of symbolism could be expressed as follows: The rider is clearly Jesus. His White Horse would symbolize victory and triumph, as well as purity and righteousness (based ...


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Can anyone interpret Revelation 19:12-16 for me? Revelation 19:11-16 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he ...


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Hello I have done a ten and a half month sstudy partly on the Hebrew word hesed. This is the word mercy that you were talking about. In a basic form mercy translates out to mean love in action. When the cripple called out to Jesus asking Jesus to have mercy on Him he was saying. Jesus love me help me aka hesed me mercy me, love in action me, basicly put love ...


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From the note below, it is the depiction of Christ as the glorious victor. The Navarre Bible New Testament Compact Edition note on Rev 19:11-21 has: The prophetical account of the fall of Rome, given in the form of a proclamation, is followed by a description of Christ endowed with power (vv. 11-16) to conquer permanently and decisively the forces ...


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Genesis 3:22 is instructive in this regard: "Then the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man has become like on of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever'" (NASB Updated). The phrase "knowing good and evil" is a Hebraism. The technical name for it in rhetoric is ...


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Did the forbidden fruit make us wise? Two trees are specifically identified as being created by God. Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam was given specific ...


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The answer to your question is not an easy answer; Since the original word used here was: שׂכל Pronounced śâkal For myself I do believe that choosing our current state as opposed to remaining in God’s pristine state was either wise nor desirable. Brown Driver Biggs Definition: 1) to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper 1a) ...


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They became "wise" in that they now knew (the difference of) Good and Evil. The tree is explicitly called Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, so we should assume it is right that eating the fruit conferred that knowledge. This is also confirmed by them having a different view on their nakedness after eating the fruit. So, yes, that fruit did confer ...


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For most Protestants this is a matter of semantics. Protestants know full well that Catholics call Mary, the "Blessed Mother." They also know that if you ask a Catholic "Is Mary blessed?" They would surely answer "Yes, indeed she is." But the Catholic should understand that the Protestant, in general, would also answer the same. Mary is blessed. Mary ...


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Why do we celebrate Xmas with a tree? Or at all for that matter? We can celebrate Christmas with a tree because the Bible does not prohibit it. Jer. 10 does not refer to the practice of celebrating Christmas and decorating a Christmas tree. Rather, it refers to the heathens (idolaters) cutting a tree out of the forest, making a wooden idol (a god), and ...


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Did God forgive sins based on Jesus" future sacrifice? Salvation is a function of faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. It is our new life in Christ which obliterates our sin. Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, ...


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This is a contentious issue. Most notably, if for not other reason, than that it lies at some of the root of the difference between Protestants and Catholics. Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins ...


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My understanding of scripture is that Jesus forgave sins based on the authority of his future sacrifice, as you stated in your question. Reason given: 1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins And later we see: 1 Corinthians 15:22-23 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made ...


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Jesus forgave sins as he was the son of God with the authority to do so John 1:1 The Sacrifice on the cross wasn't necessarily for the explicit purpose of forgiving sins but rather to restore man to where we were meant to be in relation to God. Prior to the cross, Sin and Death had dominion over man and it is from this the Cross (the sacrifice saved us) ...


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Seventh Day Adventists do not view Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭5‬ to be about the 4th commandment. We do not believe that the ten commandments (God's moral laws) were abolished at the cross. The law of love would cause Christians to want to keep God's moral laws through grace (i.e. not murder, not commit adultery), it does not free them to then freely murder. The same ...


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How do protestants understand Jesus' statement that unless we eat the flesh of the Son of Man we will have no life? John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:67-68 Then said ...



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