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God didn't lie God knew that Pharaoh would say "no" to this request, and since we know the outcome of the story we can think that God intended for Israel to stay put all along and never intended them to journey into the wilderness. But the simple fact of the matter is we cannot assume that. We can assume that God did intend for the Israelites to go into the ...


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From the following scripture, among others, we know that God cannot lie: Titus 1:2 (RSVCE) 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who never lies, promised ages ago Therefore we know for certain that God was not sending Moses and the elders of Israel to lie with the said words. (Also, God is not and cannot be the author of sin). The question would be ...


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Short answer to corroborate what the others have said: the name of God in the Old Testament, which is shown as LORD in the King James Version, and is translated as Jehovah or Yahweh (note: I'm not a Hebrew expert); and which is what Christ called himself in John 8:58 -- "I am", or "I am that I am", means the "Self-existent one" -- meaning his power, etc. ...


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Most Christians would say that Jesus was both divine and human, and some have said that at various time he sets aside one or the other nature. So, as a human, it may be that Jesus did not know that Judas would betray him, while on the other hand, within his divine nature, he would certainly know all of history at once. In several stories, it seems like ...


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Is there biblical evidence that God knows my unspoken thoughts? Yes, indeed there is: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is ...


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Is deliberately disobeying God a small thing? Leviticus 10:3b (NASB) “By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.” Considering these words that Moses attributes to God himself, it might be safe to conclude that the punishment was commensurate with the offense. “Strange fire” is not defined ...


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In Jewish times, the source of the fire in the sanctuary was from God. Initially, when they first laid the sacrifice as an offering at the alter, fire was literally sent from God and consumed it (Leviticus 9:24). Since then it was to be kept continually burning. (Leviticus 6:12-13). Thus Nadab and Abihu displayed wanton presumptuousness by lighting fire ...


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The fact that God comes with an army of angels represents unanimous agreement in God's justice in His treatment of sin. God desires His creations to be His co-workers, serving Him with intelligent appreciation of His love and justice, not in fear and doubt of His decisions. In reality it is hardly a battle with these angels reflecting the glory of God, with ...


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I like to wonder this like is written in Revelation Book: (Rev 22:5) And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


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Before the world ever was - before there was the heavens and the earth - there was the Father and the Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit in glory [cf. John 17:5]. St. Peter, writing in 2 Pet 1:18, speaking of the Transfiguration, tells of Jesus receiving honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory (When ...


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No one seems to answer the question in a direct and concise manner. Genesis 1:2 states that darkness was over the surface of the deep and, in Genesis 1:3, the Spirit of God said let there be light. Furthermore in Genesis 1:4 he separate light from darkness. Now there are a few things occurring that must be made clear. Number 1, before their was light ...


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I believe the best way to answer this question is to give LDS interpretation on all of Isaiah chapters 40-48. There are many verses that discuss there being only one God. I will start by discussing the purpose of these verses being written. Isaiah is speaking to many people who are looking to "Other gods" to be saved. People are trying to create their own ...


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Satan has been condemned! He wants to take as many with him as possible just out of spite. He is a great example of beautiful on the outside but not inwardly. Although, we get the idea that the outside has caught up wiuth the inner quality. That free will gets you at times. Too bad for Satan. Let us hope we all fair out better.


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wHO CAN BE AGAINST US IF gOD IS FOR US! No WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER- WHEN WE ALL LIVE AND LOVE FOR CHRIST and on His word and promises we will prosper with no need to gp through changes. Satan goes to work on people who are living their divine destiny and prosperoing to new levels for Christ- why would Satran do anything else- nothing to do ...


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To understand it, let us break it down into the form of a verb: to make, create and beget. You make dinner, or a dress, or a house. All have a form or structure, but take nothing from the cook, the dressmaker or contractor. They only take from the ingredients or materials they are made from. Now if you create something as in art, it will take an essence ...


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This answer will of necessity be quite long since much explanation and a lot of Scripture is necessary to show how many have come to their conclusion that Jesus' life on earth, and his death, burial, and resurrection involve God in a conspiracy to plan to give salvation to as many as would accept God's great grace. My answer assumes that God is a trinity. ...


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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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