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Simply put, the Father and the Son existed as an all-invisible Spirit, one in unity, not one in person in a universe that was an empty void. In order for anything to be created, one had to step down from being fully and all-spirit God. The Fathers form has never changed, nor has anyone ever heard his voice. Proverbs 8:22-31. Initial sacrifice in order for us ...


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As far as I know about Christianity, God is All-Powerful who created everything and cannot be restricted by anything. That would mean that God actually defines what sin is. In other words, lying is wrong because God says it is wrong, killing is wrong because God says so...and so on. Otherwise, God would not have everything under His control. In order to ...


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Because of the sin committed by Adam and Eve, who represented all of humanity, we have all fallen short of the glory of God. We are all guilty of sin. We were conceived as sinners. And because God is holy, righteous and just, He will not let sin go unpunished. So, we are all going where we deserve to go, hell. The word state that God is not willing that any ...


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Understanding this question as part of "Why God, foreseeing that his creatures would use the gift of free will for their own injury, did not either abstain from creating them, or in some way safeguard their free will from misuse, or else deny them the gift altogether?"1 1. cf. Evil | New Advent. The article Evil | New Advent, presents St. Thomas Aquinas' ...


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He was created for the glory of God... There have been similar questions as to why the earth was created, and all points to only one direction, which is to glorify God. All things were made to his glory.


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I'll try an LDS answer. What is this war we are talking about? Let's look into premortal life: Abraham 3:22-28 22 Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; 23 And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in ...


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An indirect answer to your question: In Genesis 1 God works at creating order out of chaos. He starts the process of dividing organizing. As creation draws to a close (after much of the work is done) He gives man authority and a mandate to continue this orderly work of "subduing" a small portion of creation, namely the earth. With God as the ultimate ...


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The first scripture that occurs to me in this connection is Galatians 1:8, where St. Paul writes: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema."


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Bear with me here - to fully answer your question is going to require a bit of lengthy wordage. I am taking it that you are familiar with THE LAW that was given to the Israelites by God. I am not just referring to the Ten Commandments but the rules and regulations that were to govern their lives in every respect. It was a complicated system that covered ...


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The Bible says that Jesus knew from the beginning, but the beginning of WHAT? I think it was not TIME, but rather, the beginning of when Judas decided to betray him. (John 6:64) (GW) But some of you don't believe." Jesus knew from the beginning those who wouldn't believe and the one who would betray him. But regarding his divinity, there is debate on if ...


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This is a Gnostic Light. The terms must be understood before a real understanding may rest. What needs defined: God Evil Satan Angels Defining God God is "All Things", the total sum of "All Universal Content". In the state of "Universal Nothing" God existed as the truth. If there was nothing then it must be true that there is nothing. For if it where ...


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God graciously allows the Angels to fight the battles with the Devil and his demons. God is omniscient and already knows who will be successful in every battle between The Arch Angel Michael and Satan and his rebellious Angels. If God himself were to oppose Satan it would not be a battle since God is omnipotent. There are other factors which need be ...


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In answer to the question, no, the God being presented in the Bible cannot sin. Whether that is by reason of inability or constraint of good character, the 'why' is irrelevant to the strict up or down answer. "No" is the accurate answer in order to depict the God presented to us in Scripture. Whatever other dilemmas or implications that may create do not ...


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Scripture says that He can, though I don't think it shows a specific time when he actually does: Psalm 59:3,8 ESV For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me ... But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision. Proverbs 1:24-29 ESV Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched ...


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The umbrella term for the doctrines that include Modalism is Unitarianism. The scriptural support for Modalism is the same as that for the Trinity, except they interpret the scripture as speaking of God as one person manifest in our dimensions in differing modes. I would argue that the Unitarian interpretation involves ignoring multiple key scriptures that ...


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Because he wants to, and certainly not because of anything they've done or will do. One of the central tenants of this concept for Calvinists is that it's not what you do (or have done, or even will do) that merits you salvation. It is wholly and completely the grace of God, not just that you were chosen, but that you were then called, and then compelled to ...


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In the words of Nat King Cole, "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." According to John 1 John 4:8 and 16, God is love. As an expression of his love, God created. You see, the funny thing about love is it is difficult to be love without having someone to love. But love is a fickle thing. It requires we take risk and ...


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In Chapter 2 of A.W. Tozer's "Knowledge of the Holy" he puts it this way: "When the Scripture states that man was made in the image of God, we dare not add to that statement an idea from our own head and make it mean "in the exact image." To do so is to make man a replica of God, and that is to lose the unicity of God and end with no God at all. It is to ...


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By their fruits ye shall know them Your question is very valid. Satan is the great deceiver, he's been leading people down the wrong path for thousands of years, and he knows that the most elaborate deceptions are 90% truth. Satan discovered long ago that the most effective way to cause people to commit sin, was to make them believe that their actions are ...


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"Sincerity if you're wrong is deadly. So sure, humility and sincerity are essential, but so is truth." – @curiousdannii Anyone who sincerely seeks God finds him Matt 7:7 (RSVCE) Ask, Search, Knock 7 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. This does not mean while one is seeking God ...


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One think we must know is " God will not act wickedly" - Job 34:12 (Sorry i'm not eloquent in English) actually GOD killed those nations because of their iniquity (Genesis 15:16, Deuteronomy 32:43, Genesis 13:13) and what Korah did was to rises against GOD (Numbers 16:11). And GOD is the ruler and Creator of us All and HE has to do justice (Romans 12:19) ...



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