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Eternal is a Latin word late 14c., from Old French eternel "eternal," or directly from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus "of an age, lasting, enduring, permanent, everlasting, endless," contraction of aeviternus "of great age," from aevum "age" (see eon). Used since Middle English both of things or conditions without beginning or end and ...


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Possibly God commanded us a His followers to procreate so that we will begin something here on earth, that will echo in eternity on the New Earth! Our believing children will populate the New Heaven and New Earth! Isn't that reason enough? What greater example of reaping and sowing throughout eternity than children to bask in the Glory of God forever?


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jesus was not to be touched before his ascention because that would have defiled the sacrifice. when jesus got to heaven he put his blood on the alter in heaven. hallelujah. He appeared to the disciples after jesus' offering and let thomas place his finger in the wound in his side. It was important that the disciples still believed in Jesus . For a doubting ...


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I believe that we, as mortal humans, are unable to comprehend, nor know, nor fully appreciate the full and true nature of God the Creator. However, it seams to me that the Bible is a grand story of the many ways that God has tried to make His nature known. And, that historically, we have demonstrated a poor capacity to learn and follow the will of God. It ...


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I would suggest three logical possibilities exist. 1) It was never said. 2) If it was said it was mis-translated. 3) It was said and it means as stated. Under the 3rd assumption the most logical interpretation would be that once you have eaten from the tree you would question to which side the imposer of the rule belonged. Most likely 1. All other answer ...


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Your first statement makes an incorrect conclusion; there are many other instances where God's judgment is delayed in the Old Testament: Genesis 15:16 ("...the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure") & 2 Kings 20:16-19 (Judah's captivity by Babylon is prophesied to occur after Hezekiah's lifetime) among them. Secondly, the Old ...


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Catholic Perspective CCC 679 Christ is Lord of eternal life. Full right to pass definitive judgment on the works and hearts of men belongs to him as redeemer of the world. He "acquired" this right by his cross. The Father has given "all judgment to the Son".1 Yet the Son did not come to judge, but to save and to give the life he has in ...


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I draw your attention to the past tense in: For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son - John 5:22 KJV (emphasis added) This said pre-resurrection and glorification; Together with the implications of - For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. - John ...


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Your question necessarily depends upon the Father being separate from the Son, so any group of Christians who subscribe to the Nicene Creed, which would include Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and perhaps Reformed communities reject this notion as heresy, believing that as the Creed says [emphasis added]: "I believe in ONE GOD, ...


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Is there any explanation for this in any doctrinal belief in any denomination which addresses this? Jesus was explaining the limitation of the law. God's standard is holiness and perfection. Paul tells us that the law was supposed to bring us to an understanding that we needed a Savior. Instead many contemporaries of Jesus felt they had been ...


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I'm not aware of any Christian denominations who hold such a belief, though there may be individuals or groups self-identifying as Christian who do. The Roman Catholic Church, most Orthodox churches, and most Protestant churches, hold to the Nicene Creed as an authoritative statement of the core of their faith. The Creed states that Jesus was "incarnatus ...


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While I think that those who emphasise continuation are correct, there is nevertheless an unavoidable issue of supersession of the Law (or at least of an interpretation of it) from the Old Testament to the New Testament. A constant theme of Christ's ministry is that it is not enough merely to follow the Law, or merely to act correctly simply by following ...


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Some quick, important notes about your references before answering your question directly: Moses is not clearly justified in killing the Egyptian. He fled as a guilty man because he committed murder. There are many instance of men taking justice into their own hands, but this does not mean it was good for them to do so. God continues to bring judgment and ...


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Catholic and Scriptural Perspective Answer The Old is the type of the New, prefiguring it, with the New revealing and fulfilling the Old. cf. The unity of the Old and New Testaments - Catechism of the Catholic Church 128 The Church, as early as apostolic times,1 and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in ...


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Is it possible that Jesus is weeping right now whenever he sees souls going to Hell? God does grant visions. And he grants these to whomever and whenever he wishes. After the death of the last Apostle John, these type of visions do not belong to the deposit of faith and therefore are not part of ALL that a believer ought to believe in order to be saved. The ...


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The United Pentecostal Church International, who are a denomination of Oneness Pentecostalism, and adopt the doctrine of Oneness, which is essentially the same as Modalistic Monarchianism, offer the following in support of their Doctrinal Foundation: The Oneness of God God is absolutely and indivisibly one (Deuteronomy 6:4; Galatians 3:20). In ...


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As most are aware, the human being is the only animal in nature that is fully aware that they will physically die after time here on earth. Man is the only animal to peer both forward and backward in the detailed manner thy we can. Looking forward - we have a constant reminder that we and our loved ones will die. Other animals live more in the moment ...


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The Scripture does tell us that Jesus can be sorrowful enough to cry: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. John 11:33-35 Jesus was on his way to see Lazarus. He had ...


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My question is does the Catholic Church hold that God forgives every crime by confession alone? Understood as: My question is does the Catholic Church hold that God forgives every sin by confession alone? A. No! The Catholic Church teaches that Christ instituted the seven sacraments of the new law. Of those seven, three, Baptism, Penance/Reconciliation, ...


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No; the Catholic Church does not believe that confession by itself is sufficient to ensure forgiveness of sins. The Catholic Church believes that God alone forgives sins, but has delegated that authority to certain human beings within the Church (cf. John 20:21-23). God is "gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in mercy" (see Psalm 145); he is ...


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Let me start by saying that there is only one God: it is the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6). God is immortal, eternal, all powerful and all knowing. God begot a Son in such a remote past that finite human minds like mine cannot fathom. This Son is the Christ (anointed one). Since the Christ was born of the Father who is God, He also inherited all the ...


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He has decided and I think it was the correct decision to give us free will. Though he has clearly set out what types of behavior he wants from us he at the very least does not make us salves to his will. Something we all should be grateful for. So this being said if we want to assign blame to 9/11 or the bad things people do we should assign it at the ...



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