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Sometimes the answers in the Bible are less easy to understand than they are on subjects which are directly addressed. You have seen from the previous answers What Jesus said about the Angels in Heaven, not marrying, So first of all is there anything which elaborates on this in the Bible, and the answer is yes. All Scripture is quoted from the King James ...


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First, to be holy, one must reconcile with God by being Baptized in Christ (cf. Gal 3:23, Romans 6:3-5), that way the person will put on Christ and his Adamic nature will be broken. After that, by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands (cf. Acts 8:16-17, Acts 19:4-6), the person is qualified to live a holy life. Righteousness ...


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Metaphors are Rooted in Context In comparing these two passages, consider the context. In John 8:23, Jesus is comparing people to himself. By this comparison, we are all “from beneath.” Jesus was human, but he wasn’t only human. We are only human. In 1 John 4:5-6, John is comparing believers to false prophets and antichrists. The believers are from God ...


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John 8:23 states: But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Oh wait, what's right before that: This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?" So let's grammatically simplify that: "The Jews are from below..." Even Earlier ...


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The most important thing when interpreting a passage is the context: John 8:21-23 ESV So he [Jesus] said to them [Pharisees] again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come." So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You ...


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Question 1: Are humans somehow above Angels? Psalm 8 is very clear - Man is lower than Angel. 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. Philippians 2 is clear that this debasement was part of God's plan: ...


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When Michael Angelo looked at a large block of stone, he already new in his mind what he wanted the outcome to be. He didn't just start chiseling away hoping for the best. I believe God was telling Jeremiah that before he came into existence, He knew how He was going to use him. He was born to be Jeremiah the Prophet. God had set his course even before he ...


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You err in misreading the Scriptures. Let us begin with your second question first. Jesus could not become an Angel in the first place since both are of the Spiritual realm, and Angels are the servants of God of which Jesus Christ is a part. There is another cogent reason why the fallen angels cannot be saved that reason is that the fallen Angels have ...


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There are no other common Christian denominations that believe in a pre-mortal existence. There are instances of individual Christians with this belief. Clementine, quoting Peter, said in Clementine Recognitions: Last of all He made man whose real nature, however, is older and for whose sake all this was created. Origen of Alexandria (ca. 200 AD) ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas explains it thus (Summa Theologica I-II q. 81 a. 1 c.): According to the Catholic Faith we are bound to hold that the first sin of the first man is transmitted to his descendants, by way of origin. For this reason children are taken to be baptized soon after their birth, to show that they have to be washed from some ...



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