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The answer rhetorician gave is outstanding. I'd like to add one more point that scripture explicitly states about the millenial reign of Christ on earth: the earth will be at rest. Now, the implications are profound, among them rhetorician's point. Here's another implication: all of those in the second resurrection will experience a sharp contrast (to put ...


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The way to handle this question is to separate fact from opinion. Then we can look at what facts we do know, if any, then come to a conclusion as to whether God is teaching us what it would have been like. It is in 2 Peter 2:4 that we are told that the fallen angels will go to tartaroo (this has been mistranslated in the KJV, which does not mention ...


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Jesus was talking to a subset of people who were Jewish. Abraham was, in fact, their father/ancestor. However, being Jewish was not merely physical. They were God's covenant people. In this covenant, God obligated Himself to various things, but they were also obligated to various things as well. Also, a Jew who did not worship God and God alone was to ...


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No, God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) "But, in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." (Acts 10:35) Jesus was not speaking about Jews as a nation, but specifically to the audience in-front of Him. They have hardened their hearts against the Holy Spirit and were working against God.


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Jesus was himself a Jew therefore I am perplexed by your question. Jesus was not a racist, what that passage is intended to convey is that: Genesis 15:4through 6 NKJV And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir." 5 Then He brought him outside and ...


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Is there some way of understanding this verse to be not anti-Jewish, or are there Christians that do not accept this verse as authoritative? The particular Jews that Jesus was speaking to were plotting to kill him. Jesus was pointing out that their claim to Abraham may have had a biological basis, but that their actions were contrary to what Abraham would ...


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That is exactly not the point he is trying to make. He is trying to say that it's our actions that show whether God or Satan is "our father" in a very figurative sense. He is saying "You are not the righteous just because you descend of Abraham, if you not also behave like that". Reversing that to say Jews are "children of Satan" in general is basically the ...


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It depends on a number of factors: acceptance of the Trinity, how one defines "son", and so on. For example, there's not much room for them to be brothers in Trinitarian theology. According to the Trinity, Jesus is not a separate person from God the Father, while pretty much everyone (Trinitarian or otherwise) accepts that Satan most certainly is a separate ...


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Nobody has mentioned the true Olive tree; the Jews. God did not assimilate the original people of His heart into the Gentile Bride. According to Revelation symbolism, much of which typifies The Jews, the Millenial reign will be the climax of their jealousy. Believers are given the mandate to stir them to jealousy and a desire for the Messiah they ...


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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Lucifer are brothers? Emphatically No. Why we don't believe this is because the Holy Scriptures reveal Jesus to be God Himself, who is an eternal being, without beginning and without end. Lucifer is a being God created and is in the hierarchy of angels. It is also worth noting that he is a fallen angel described by scripture ...


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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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