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Your main dilemma here is on the authenticity of the Bible. On the authenticity of the Bible: It is indeed a complicated topic to discuss about the authenticity of the Bible. However, there are enough manuscripts available to produce the original text of the Bible. This question "How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?" may help you get a better idea on original ...


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Aquinas addresses the question from different angles a number of places in the Summa Theologica, in various parts of the "Treatise on the Most Holy Trinity" (First Part, Questions 27–43). The fundamental question is answered more or less directly in Question 27, "The Procession of the Divine Persons". Article 2 of this question, "Whether any ...


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What you are asking about is the rationale behind a doctrine called 'the preservation of Scripture'. The doctrine basically seeks to answer whether or not God will preserve his infalliable message, even though it is transmitted by fallable men. How are the Scriptures Transmitted? (A Primer on Preservation) A straw man would pit Jesus saying, "Surely I ...


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Disclaimer: This answer is from a Charismatic Evangelical perspective with Wesleyan soteriology. Is receiving the Holy Spirit the completion of Salvation? The short answer is no. While it is true that Ephesians 4:30 ESV says And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Given this, it would be easy ...


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The reason that God did not simply destroy evil is because the suffering it has caused has allowed for the glory of God to increase. It is through his suffering that Jesus attained perfection (completeness). In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of ...


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All these answers are fascinating and on-topic, but have all seemed to miss a salient point: 'Jacob' did die that day - the man who walked away from that place was named Israel. (cf. Genesis 32:28 ESV) Another answer has referenced: No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known. - John 1:18 ESV (cf. also 1 ...


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It just so happens that the Catholic Encyclopedia has an article on this. Their definition is much broader than the one you provided. It actually has extensive notes on several meanings of the term. the section in the term in the context of theology is as follows: The term Monism is not much used in theology because of the confusion to which its use ...


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The closest thing to a real concise example is the parable of the prodigal son. The story is found in Luke 15:11-32 The story starts with the son demanding his share of the inheritance, so, unfortunately, it is a difficult case to make that he found favor with his father in the first place. The son then leaves his father's house and squanders the ...


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I would only speculate from sctipture a few simple answers. It is apparent that in Christianity it is important that we identify God as our "Father" through Christ, in fact it is God's will that we know him as our Father through Christ so it is apparent that God wanted children. God is love and he loves his servants the angels but what greater vessel for him ...


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From the King James translation; There are several Scriptures which tell us that God is Omnipotent, Not the least of which is creation itself. Then the first time God brought rain upon the Earth He caused a flood which Killed all life except Those animals he saved and those eight people aboard the Ark. Beyond that we see God parting the red sea, for ...


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The living word of God, the Son of God is the full revelation of God, it was the Son of God whom jacob wrestled with, he is the same one whom moses saw, joshua, ezekiel, isaiah and all thee others, he is the full revelation of the Father. And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and ...


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Much of the life and death mentioned in the Bible is in reference to the spiritual life and death. John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


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Death It is God’s prerogative when and how to end life. God needs no reason for this. Death is part of his design; we live, die and are judged. Death is just the means by which we pass from life to judgement. Death is not death; just the beginning of a different sort of life. We might question the circumstances of our death, or our afterlife, but our ...



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