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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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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 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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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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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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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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