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If there were no punishment for sin would salvation be necessary? That is a really difficult question, because it references deep theological topics in a fictitious parallel universe, a la C.S. Lewis' Narnia. As the Bible makes clear, sin is punished, and therefore, this question is an irrelevant one (in the practical, real world). However, it is a ...


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Lets start with the serpent: Genesis 3:4-5 (KJV) 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.. Which is a lie, they were already "like" gods Genesis 1:27 (KJV) 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of ...


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I can offer up the Mormon perspective on these verses. The Book of Mormon has a wonderful explanation of the purposes and the nature of creation in the Book of 2 Nephi. 10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him, to be judged of him according to the truth and holiness which is in ...


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Notice that in Genesis 3:22, God says "now the man is become like one of us," after Adam had eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God was not equating the angels with himself, so in using the plural he could only have been referring to other gods. Indeed, Keel and Uehlinger say in Gods, Goddesses and Images of God in Ancient Israel, ...


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In the Bible light is used to represent goodness, knowledge, freedom, etc... while darkness is used to represent evil, suffering, ignorance, etc... But it must always be kept in mind that this comparison is given to make it easy for us to understand the great war between good and evil. The physical light or the physical darkness does not mean good or ...



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