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The first part is short for John 3:16 which reads (KJV): For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The second part is short for Do You Believe, with 3 in the place of E, and is asked in reference to the aforementioned verse. The second part is referring ...


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The fruit of the spirit are listed in Galations 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (NIV)


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I believe you are referring to Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (KJV)


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According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him." (Antiquities, XVIII, 33). However, those words are ...


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The doctrine you are addressing is called Total Depravity. This question will actually say much more about it: What is the Biblical basis for Total Depravity? Various denominations have slightly different nuances to the idea, but typically the following verses are first up: Romans 3:10-11: "There is none is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; ...


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Genesis 28:18 (NLT) The next morning Jacob got up very early. He took the stone he had rested his head against, and he set it upright as a memorial pillar. Then he poured olive oil over it. Olive oil was very important in ancient Israel. It was used for not only as food and for cooking, but also for lighting, sacrificial offerings, ointment, ...


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Actually, we are all under many curses. Death: We are subjected to death, aging, sickness and deformities because Adam and Eve failed to obey God by eating the fruit from the forbidden tree. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned (Romans 5:12, ...


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What does the reference mean? The Witnesses use a rather odd and somewhat cryptic set of abbreviations for their publications. g94 11/8 10 is Awake! magazine, 8th of November, 1994, p. 10. jv 134 is Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom (pub. 1993), p. 134. Many books also have another, less cryptic abbreviation. For example, jv is often ...


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There are rewards promised in the Bible. "Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12, NIV) The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:8, NIV) According to Bible ...


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For pastorship, it depends on the doctrine. As for an Elder, this is what Titus 1:6 NIV says An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient I can recall an Elder loosing his sword/title because his teen daughter had an incident at a house party. He was very ...


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This seems like your main question: "But if God created Satan (originally) as a good (i.e., sinless) being who only entertained good thoughts, what was the original cause of Satan's evil or sinful thoughts?" That's tough to find a scriptural answer to because the first historically noted thing about Satan was that he was proud. Isaiah 14:12,13 KJV How ...


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It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2, NIV) There's a sense in which mysteries bring glory to God and solving them bring glory to us. It's no accident that so many people enjoy puzzles and riddles or exploration and experimentation, it's just another way in which we reflect the God whose ...


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I think you may be adding unnecessary implications to the text. Genesis 28:5 ESV Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. Jacob was sent to live at Laban's house for a while. Clearly he was rushed because of Esau, but there's no indication that ...


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You may be thinking of Jeremiah 16:18: I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled my land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled my inheritance with their detestable idols. (NIV) That's the closest thing I was able to come up with on a BibleHub.com search.


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I think you're looking for Hosea 4:6a: My people are ruined for lack of knowledge! This is part of a longer tirade against the priests of Israel, whom Hosea saw as leading Israel away from God (Hosea 4:1–6): But let no one accuse, let no one rebuke; with you is my dispute, priest! You will stumble in the day, and the prophet will ...


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I'm pretty sure that there is no source that looks at only Jesus words. However there are certainly theological approaches that place a much greater emphasis on Jesus words. For a start you might want to look at Red Letter Christians, a group that attempts to redress what they see as an imbalance in North American Evangelicalism, which they believe has ...


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There are indirect passages that state this. John 3:16-17 ESV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John the Baptist had this to say: John ...


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Probably the most applicable Scripture comes from Isaiah chapter 55: Isaiah 55:8 and 9 KJV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. We seem to forget a few things about God that we really ...


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Unfortunately this point is not clearly understood for the majority of the Christian World because there is little written on the subject of the priesthood. It is hard to know exactly what Paul was referring to in this passage without some further light and knowledge shed on this subject. From the King James Version of the Bible, the only suggestions given ...


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C S Lewis, apparently in Mere Christianity, does mention the concept of not knowing the concept of dark or light: My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with ...


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Update 2 Wednesday, October 08, 2014: The error in an article by an author of an article on the Vatican website CANNOT be attributable to the Catholic Church. Summary of the findings so far Is there evidence that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or, informally, the Mormon Church) officially teaches or has taught in the past ...


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I understand that, today, the LDS Church does not teach that all non-LDS Christians are going to hell. However, in times past, this appears to have been precisely what was taught: The Book of Mormon indicates that there are only two churches, one true and one of the devil: "Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the Church of the Lamb of ...


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There are a number of verses that suggest that all people are sinners, here are a handful: (all quotes are from the NRSV) Romans 3:23 "since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" 1 John 1:8 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." Ecclesiastes 7:20 "Surely there is no one on earth so ...


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These all touch on the topic of greed, because they put money in their place. The ones marked with a = I consider to be more so. = Matthew 13:22.. the seed among thorny soil was choked by the deceitful ness of wealth. Luke 16:1-12, Jesus refers to "unrighteous mammon". = Luke 16:14 also points out sneering Pharisees who loved money. Luke 21; Mark 10, ...


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While not really a systematic theology book, John Piper's What Jesus Demands from the World is predominantly based on the gospels. There is a free PDF on that page. The book's blurb is: The four Gospels are filled with demands from Jesus. These demands are Jesus’ way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not harsh demands ...


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A passage whose interpretation clearly delineates Jesus as being greater than other prophets is the parable of the wicked tenants: 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of ...


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Psalm 2:4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;


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To be sure, there are many biblical virtues, and each one, when empowered by the Holy Spirit, can be both an indication of spiritual growth and maturity and a powerful witness to a watching world. The particular list Paul provides in Galatians chapter 5 is not an exhaustive list of Christian virtues, but it is certainly comprehensive. Notice that the list ...


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One can say that we are all born cursed. Children can inherit a predisposition of a disease of their parents, whether it be Diabetes, Cancer, or other illnesses. Sin is also a sickness that has been inherited from our parents. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5 When Jesus came to this Earth and ...


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One of the best discussions of why God does not reveal Himself to us, and why things happen to us that we don't understand, comes in the book of Job. One of its themes (especially apparent at the end of the book) is that God's greatness and knowledge and power are simply beyond our capacity—that God does things we can't understand not because he's ...



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