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The accuracy of the chronologies in Genesis 5 and 11 has been greatly debated. People have proposed various means of adjusting the figures to more realistic values, on the assumption that there has been some textual error. (This is partly motivated by differences between the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint, suggesting some confusion on the part of ...


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Because God said so :-) I can think of several practical reasons but they are mostly speculation. In order to not let the natural process of decay and corruption mess up the gene pool too much he may have let people live longer early on. See: Is incest a sin? Additionally this would have helped with the minimum number of people needed for a stand-alone ...


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In 1 Timothy 6:20, Paul specifically exhorts Timothy Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” In doing so, Paul is specifically calling on Timothy not to engage those who claim a special "Gnosis" that somehow elevates them. As such, Paul is not going to take on that heresy himself, but he does still provide ...


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Mainstream Christianity views the body as the temple of Christ. The tool with which God uses to do good on the Earth He created. 1st Corinthians 6:18-20 my friend... 18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy ...


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Some parts of 1 Corinthians 15 look a little ambiguous about the nature of the resurrection body. Verse 44 keeps the distinction between spiritual and physical: 1 Corinthians 15:44 NRSV It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Verse 53 describes a transformation ...


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The prohibition against tattoos comes from Leviticus 19:28 (ESV): You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.


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Other places Pink mentions his tripartite view of man are: Gleanings in Genesis, p. 107 "Is it not clear then that the ark divided into three stories more than hints at our threefold salvation in Christ? The salvation which we have in Christ is a threefold one, and that in a double sense. It is a salvation which embraces each part of our threefold ...


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Oh man this is a good question! As always, coming from a Catholic perspective: The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say about resurrection generally: What is "rising"? In death, the separation of the soul from the body, the human body decays and the soul goes to meet God, while awaiting its reunion with its glorified body. God, in his ...


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The Laws codified were to ensure that the Jews remained 'Holy', which means 'set apart' ... Meaning the pagan influence wasn't considered to be something they were to give in to and still remain God's Holy People. But obviously, they couldn't keep up with it, they lost their way over and over again, and every time they repented, they went right back to the ...


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Early on, the Church fought against a heresy known as Docetism. Docetism taught that Jesus only appeared to look like a man, but in reality was not. Any teaching that denied the existence of Jesus' resurrected body not functioning as a normal, human body, is thus technically heretical in Nicene formulation. For this reason, the Chalcedonian Creed states ...


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Under II. "BODY AND SOUL BUT TRULY ONE", from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 365, the Church teaches that: 365 The unity of soul and body is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the "form" of the body:1 i.e., it is because of its spiritual soul that the body made of matter becomes a living, human body; spirit and matter, in man, ...


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2 Peter 2:12 talks about unrighteous men who indulge the flesh. The verse describes them as "creatures of instinct" and "unreasoning animals". It seems significant that they are described as being moved by "instinct" rather than "reason". This seems to indicate that it is error to be led by the "unconscious mind" at the expense of the "conscious mind". ...


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One addendum to the highly referenced answer from FMS I'd like to make is that at Mass in the several times in which we say "and with your spirit" we are talking about the spirit in which the priest was ordained. Therefore sometimes when we talk about a person's spirit what we're really talking about is the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit. I think you ...


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First Answering Q. According to Catholic Tradition - Was Jesus' experience on Earth scripted? No it wasn't, but it followed a known 'script'. Q. Or did human actors shape it? Yes they did. Q. Specifically: According to Catholic Tradition - Were the people who came into contact with Jesus acting of their own free will? Yes they were. Q. Specifically: Or ...


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Although I am somewhat hazy about whether or not the question fits into the scope of this site or not, I will give what I know from my studies, and you may feel free to use them as they apply to your question. There are two basic facts that must be considered here. all other arguments aside, we are absolutely sure that Jesus was a human just as any of ...


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The Bible is filled with distinctions between conscious and subconscious. However a clear demarcation in the original languages is not always clear as the those precise terms were not used.  In English we often refer to our subconscious with other words and it is the same way in Biblical Hebrew and Greek For example εβουλομην often means  'consciously ...


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The verse that stands out for me here is Psalm 32:9: Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. I read it as: "don't just go on autopilot or on habit, following the crowd. God gave you a brain, use it!"


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The "canopy" is an extra-biblical answer, but one generally given by the Institute for Creation Research and Answers In Genesis has to do with the climate pre-flood. During the creation, it was said that the waters above were separated from the waters below, and during the flood, it is said that water came from both places. The implication is that there ...



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