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The King has absolute authority, the Prince has certain limitation. God has given free will to man, even when it comes to the choice of whether to live in peace or in anxiety. Jesus as the Prince of Peace doesn't want to enforce His peace upon us if we prefer to live in trouble. He leaves it to us to be the 'king' to make the decision.


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There are at least a couple more verses that refer to Christ as the "morning" or "day" star: "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:" (2 Peter 1:9) "And I will give him the morning star." ...


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Jehovah's witnesses does not believe there are multiple gods. They believe there are only one God. Some verses, like the one we are discussing about may be confusing, indeed. According to JW, Jesus is not THE God, but referred as a god. This is because of his role in God's plan. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002451#h=20:90-20:883 For more ...


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ShemSeger's answer is the best, and very good. However, it needs to be placed in a comprehensive context of what God has made explicitly clear regarding the opening or closing of minds. Scripture points out God wants everyone saved, "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" 2 Tim 2:3 but, at the same time Christ points ...


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Gnostic Light The Metaphor (the Darkness) The Darkness represents the initial result of sin. That of separation from reality which is "The All". Phrases have been build by God into society to help us understand this concept like: "Being lost your own little world", "Lost in Thought", "Snap out of it", "Pay Attention", "Come back to earth", "head in the ...


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Many answers are on the right track. What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Many who went to hear Jesus were not there to hear the truth. Instead they were there to try to catch Jesus speaking against the law or commit blasphemy so as to find cause to condemn Him. Therefore, Jesus directed this saying to all those who did ...


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What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Perhaps one way to approach this question is by starting off with this story: God Will Save Me A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in ...


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There is a saying I grew up with, and if memory serves it goes: "Light received begets more light. Light rejected begets more darkness." In other words, each human being is responsible to God for the amount of spiritual light he or she has received. To accept even a ray of the light of God's truth begets more light. It's as if God waits for the ...


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The first thing to understand is the JW believe there are multiple Gods. Jesus is A God, but not The God. This verse is actually used to separate Jesus Christ from Jehovah. Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus the Mighty God. Exodus 6:3 Declares Jehovah as God Almighty. Each distinct and separate titles. Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto ...


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TL;DR: Milk before meat. Deep doctrine is dangerous to an unprepared soul. "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Christ taught in parables [as did Isaiah] so that the spiritually immature and spiritually mature could both benefit from the ...


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"Those who have ears, ought to hear," was how Jesus would end his proclamations. "He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners," Isaiah 61 Is was Jesus himself says about Himself in the Synagogue. Jesus would be the one who lifts the scales off our eyes by rubbing mud He ...


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I consider a biblical answer of a person whose heart God hardened. Pharaoh, in the time of Moses, was shown repeatedly hardening his own heart, until finally the Lord began to harden his heart to the point of supernatural stupidity. The Lord made an example out of a bad man, who had chosen and committed himself to his wicked rebellion against the Lord. ...


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Here's a bit of perspective from the Gospel of John: “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. —John 9:2-3 NLT So one reason someone ...


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The answer to your question is a qualified yes. If we are to accept that all Scripture is inspired by God, then we can logically deduce that Jesus gave these predictions to Isaiah to write. Whether or not those exact words are the utterances of a pre-incarnate Jesus or not is not worth arguing in that they are so accurate that whether they came from Isaiah ...


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Opening From a Catholic Perspective, no one can understand scripture unless the LORD opens their mind to understand it, and ordinarily through the ones to whom the understanding was first imparted. Thus the Ethiopian Eunuch had Philip and St. Paul had Anani′as and other disciples at Damascus. Therefore it is in the New Testament we come to understand who ...


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Gnostic Light To correctly answer this question the titles need sorted into the two logical descriptors of God. Does the title apply to that of Existence (The Father) or does the title apply to that of Understanding (The Son of Existence). Though as a quick answer, because all understanding does exist. All that is understood comes from Existence. Since ...


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The Catholic Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that prophecy is a gift: CCC 2004 Among the special graces ought to be mentioned the graces of state that accompany the exercise of the responsibilities of the Christian life and of the ministries within the Church: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, ...


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The KJV uses judge, whereas the others use 'Defend', 'relieve', 'take up the cause of'. The use of the word judge in the KJV relates ushering them judgments, similar to a court of law. Not all judgments are punishment, however. If you were taking someone to court and won, the judge would rule in your favor. Similarly, when judgments in every day life are ...



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