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That's a very good question, and the answer is, we really don't know. We have a single reference in Genesis to widespread practice of sexual immorality, but remember that this is based on one single event that took place after God had already decided to destroy it. What we do know is that not even ten righteous people could be found in the entire region. ...


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I believe the reason people remember Sodom & Gomorrah for the sexual immorality may be due to: (1) The account in Genesis 19 where the men of the town wanted to have relations with the two angels that were spending the night at Lot's house. (2) The word sodomy creates a huge link to Sodom & Gomorrah. So yes, the traditional interpretation as you ...


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It's actually both. Bear with me; I'll explain. In the first half of Ezekiel 28:1-19, Ezekiel seems to be referring to a human man. Ezekiel 28:1-10 (ESV)  1The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD:     "Because your heart is proud,    and you have ...


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Ezekiel 20:25 is not referring to any laws which God had decreed, but the laws which the people had made on their own. Since the people would not follow God's laws, he left them to their own laws. For instance, the NLT says "I gave them over to worthless decrees and regulations that would not lead to life." The laws he is referring to here are the ones ...


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Your citing of Genesis 6:6 and Ephesians 4:30 is good. That's probably as far as we can go in answering your question, however. I want to say God was indeed grieved by the sin of His chief angel, Lucifer. God had invested a great deal in Lucifer. Lucifer was beautiful to behold, and he perhaps had a special place, or ranking, in the third heaven. Perhaps ...


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This is something I am currently wrestling with. What strikes me is that every Christian has far more knowledge than Ezekiel had. We know what the plans of the the Lord are for the future of every individual we meet - that he has appointed a day when he will judge the world by the man he has appointed, and that he has given proof of this to all men by ...


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Marriage is a Metaphor for/Illustration of Christianity/Judaism/Religion In numerous places in the Bible, you will see a marital relationship (something we can understand—at least a little) used as a metaphor for or illustration of (genuine) religion, that is, a relationship with God. In the New Testament, Paul talks like this in Ephesians 5:22-33, when he ...


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Mawia did an excellent job of explaining the meaning of the passage. Let me address the issue of 'adult language'. The Bible wasn't written for children. There is absolutely no reason to expect that everything in it should be 'family friendly'. If God wants to talk about people's sexual behaviour, then he is going to have to talk about sex, and there's not ...


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One can't give a Catholic Opinion on the bible, but you can at least quote what the comments of the New American Bible state without becoming a heretic: So corrupt and depraved are the two sisters that their executioners win the esteemed title “righteous,” for they have acted appropriately as agents of the Lord’s judgment. Comments on Ezekiel 23:36-49 ...


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Ezekiel 23 25 I shall direct my jealousy against you; they will treat you with fury; they will cut off your nose and ears, and what is left of your family will fall by the sword; they will seize your sons and daughters, and what is left will be burnt. 37 They have been adulteresses, their hands are dripping with blood, they have ...


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God makes or determines the Prophet and sets a “Prophet (as) a Watchman”. The Prophets are the Son’s of Adam, which Jesus Christ identified Himself also as the “Son of Man” or the Son of Adam. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Within Christianity there are many perspectives in ...


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Great question! First let's take in the whole chapter. In chapter 20 God is speaking to Ezekiel of the story of how he chose Israel. God tells how gave them good rules, to take away the idols of the other nations from their midst and they would continually disobey. Read Exodus and see how many times they fudge up. "*We should notice this, again, about ...



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