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Nothing compels the LORD to act out of necessity, for he does whatever he pleases. Ps 135:6 (RSVCE) 6 Whatever the Lord pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Please see also Psalm 135:6 and Eccl 8:2-4. In the light of the New Testament, we know that they were the people he chose and prepared so that through ...


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The Bible has been interpreted in different ways on this issue. A Calvinist perspective may be particularly inclined to take passages such as 2 Samuel 7:11-16: ...“‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: 12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your ...


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In God's promise to David, Solomon's father, He says, The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: 12When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and ...


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) There are options Went to heaven Stayed on earth Went to heaven Elijah went from earth to the Heaven where God is, just like it is inferred for Enoch in Gen 5:23, i.e. they "died" (in like a very weak sense of the word) or went to heaven alive. Some believe that Elijah was later reincarnated as John the baptist Matthew 11:13-14, which he also denied ...


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This appears to be an issue arising from primarily JWitnesses study, or perhaps some other sect. JW try to assert that no one went to heaven before Jesus. See article here: link. The JW case is non-existent. There was a Jehoram of Israel and a Jehoram of Judah. We read from the article: There is no indication that Elijah went up to heaven before he ...


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The Bible often uses the term "heaven" to indicate the sky overhead where rain and snow originate: also the realm of the sun, moon and stars. King Jehoram was in the second year of his reign (2 Kings 1:17) when the Fiery Chariot appeared overhead to take Elijah heavenwards. It is surprising that the sons of the prophets knew ahead of time when Elijah was to ...


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God told them to do it. That is what the student has to assume because of later revelation. We also for example in reference to the fall, assume that either God told Eve "neither shall you touch it." Since there is no record of God forbidding "touching" the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We assume either Eve was commanded by God to not touch the ...



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