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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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No, there are no explicit instructions in the Bible to not have bare breasts. Biblical references to modesty are interpreted differently given a particular time and place -- similarly with interpretations of 'nakedness.' There is no explicit verse covering the topic, Christians must infer instructions of modesty on their own. This has been accomplished in a ...


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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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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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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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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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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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How about the section of scripture in Genesis 18:1-15 where Abraham is visited by our Lord and informed he is to have a son? In the story we read about two who were traveling with our Lord as follows: Gen 18:6-8 - So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread.” 18:7 Then Abraham ...


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There is nothing in the Bible that specifically deals with what to do with the bodies of the deceased. Cremation does not appear to be a part of any burial customs of God's people in biblical times. Joseph (Jacob's son), in faith, gave instructions to the Israelites to carry his bones back to the Promised Land when God would give Israel that land centuries ...


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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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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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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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It looks like the Quranic passage you're thinking of is this: Surah At-Tariq 86:5-7 Now let man but think from what he is created! He is created from a drop emitted - Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:" So then you're question Does the Bible say anything about where the semen is produced? No, it doesn't. The closest you'll get is ...


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I'm sorry about not answering your question fully, I actually just read the title and answered that :P In facing your emotions and feelings essentially you have started your path in finding the kingdom of God that is within you (KJV: Luke 17:21). In eastern religions this is referred to as liberation, enlightenment, or awakening. With that said you should ...


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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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tl;dr - no. While it is true that there is no explicit instruction given in scripture on whether cremation is acceptable or not; however, there are numerous positive examples of either burial or interrment being the normative practices in both Old and New Testaments. Further, some of these passages strongly imply that to die and be buried is superior to ...


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Don't cremate The idea comes from the concept that whatever happens to our bodies in this life will impact our bodies for eternity: Matthew 18:9 (NIV) And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. Here, Jesus clearly ...


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The Bible tells us that the Earth was a very different place back in Noah's time and there were several factors which allowed people to live extremely long lifespans. Back before the flood, it did not even rain in that time: Genesis 2:5 – “Neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth, for the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth ...



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