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Answer: Ever and Never. Bible tells principles that are, manytimes, subject to interpretation in order to apply them to the current issues in society. Slavery was a reality in the times of early church, and apostle Paul asks his apprentice Titus to admonish the servants (greek doulous) to submit theirselves to their masters (greek despotais). This is not ...


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The text in the new world translation clearly answers yes! From Exodus chapter 12: 29 Then at midnight, Jehovah struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt,+ from the firstborn of Pharʹaoh who was sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the prison,* and every firstborn of the animals.+ 30 Pharʹaoh got up that night along ...


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An interpretation I have heard, and see merit in, observes that the text in Exodus 12:23 contains 2 actors, i.e., the "Lord" Who is distinct from a mysterious character referred to as the "destroyer." The Lord clearly is responsible for the decree to take the lives of the firstborn who are not protected by the blood. However, the Lord's personal role seems ...



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