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Puzzled why this question would be answered based on historical figures and their commentaries. The Bible has something to say about doing that. But, first the answer: Heb 2:1,3 "We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. ... how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? You can ...


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The analogy between type (the serpent) and anti-type (Jesus Christ) is only similar, not identical. To answer your question, King Hezekiah destroyed the brazen serpent because it became an idol, a false god, which the Israelites worshipped, and idolatry is forbidden according to the Law of Moses (Exo. 20:3). On the other hand, according to orthodox ...


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You did a great job of answering your own question until you got to the final paragraph. you have taken a small verse out of John' passage and in doing so have missed the meaning not only of that verse, but also the complete passage: John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: This ...


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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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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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I have been working on this one. With 4-3-33 C.E. as the crucifixion date, and 5:59 P.M. as sunset / moonrise (it was a full moon) with the astronomical full moon being about 4:50 P.M., and a partial / penumbral eclipse lasting about 4 hours that night, which only occurs at a full moon, which eclipse was visible from about from about 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., ...



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