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Mary Fairchild belongs to the Calvary Chapel denomination, and she writes: There are no specific scriptural instructions on how to dispose of an old Bible. While God's Word is holy and to be honored (Psalm 138:2), there's nothing sacred or hallowed in the physical materials: the paper, parchment, leather, and ink. She suggests that, instead of ...


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Before I lost my sight I was involved in Prison Ministry, and they are constantly in need of Bibles. Also they can and do supply things such as books, periodicals, and such to Chaplains for use in their libraries. Also any teaching aids you may have would be greatly appreciated. You might find a Ministry through Google or if you live near a prison a call to ...


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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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First, a timeline. The prohibition on incest was not given until well after creation. At least as far as traditions that believe Genesis to be a historical account are concerned, Adam and Eve were the first two humans on earth, they procreated, had a whole bunch of sons and daughters, some of which paired. For more on this see: Did Adam and Eve's ...


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Both "Pulpit Commentary" and "Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible" recognize this quote as taken from Genesis 2:7, not word by word but carrying the same meaning. Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person. (Genesis 2:7, NLT) The "Last ...


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Hands down, Eusebius is your best bet for an "historical" (by which I assume you mean non-biblical) account of the early church. Eusebius is often called the 'Father of Church History'. Although he was not active until the 200s, his work is usually considered by historians of all types - from Dan Wallace to Bart Ehrmann to be the pre-eminent collector of ...


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The first revelations were written while Joseph Smith was translating the Book of Mormon, beginning about 1828. It was decided in 1831 to publish a compilation as the "Book of Commandments", at the press that was being established in Independence, Missouri. The printing was in progress but not complete when the printing office was mobbed and destroyed in ...


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The word "generation" there in Greek is γενεα (genea), which can also refer to a family, stock, nation. (Strongs, definition 2b) The NASB also has a footnote here next to "generation" saying "Or race". I've always interpreted it, therefore, as meaning that the Jewish people will continue to exist until the second coming. Another form of the same word, ...


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Proverbs 1:4-5 tells us his audience: 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— They were written to the "simple," which the NIV defines as "The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, ...


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The answer is quite simple: Scripture does not specify where Hell is. There is a lot of speculation, however, about "where" Hell is, and I suspect the most common beliefs are that: Hell is not a physical place, but rather a spiritual "place" outside of the known universe. Hell may be a physical place, but is likely outside of the known universe (i.e. you ...


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The phrase is a direct quotation from Genesis 2.7. There is some difference in the wording in most modern bibles. This is because Paul was quoting from the Greek text of the Old Testament, known as the Septuagint or LXX, whereas our modern bibles are translated from the Hebrew text from which the Greek was originally translated. The LXX text of Genesis 2.7: ...


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I would simply add to Mawia's anwer that the expression "the air" is a way of identifying the evil, sentient beings in the spiritual realm; namely, Satan and his minions, or demons. The Hebrews believed in, and wrote about, three heavens, and in English we would call them "the firmament," "space," and "the home of God" (or "the highest heaven," as in "God ...


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i dont think i have ever thrown away a bible in my life. but i would donate them to good will or salvation army because the other day i bought a study edition 84 NIV bible for $5. it was a steal because usually they go for $100 or so. just donate them all to goodwill and give them the burden.


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There are two famous verses believed to record the history of Satan; Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-18. Ezekiel 28:14-15 (NIV) You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till ...


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The parable of the rich man and Lazarus told by Jesus is probably the best Scriptural reference to afterlife in the Bible. All scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Luke 16:19 through 31 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named ...


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In order to understand where hell is, we need to understand what hell is first. Those who wrote the Scriptures were Hebrew, and when they use the term "hell" which comes from the terms "sheol" or "gehenna", we find that the word literally means "a hole in the ground, or a pit". With this understanding that "hell" is merely a pit or hole in the ground, ...


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"Heavens" refer to everything that's "out there" (from the perspective of humans dwelling on the surface of the earth), and this is distinct from the use of "Heaven" (the abode of God; Ge 21:17, Ge 24:7). No particular place is signified as "Heaven," so it would be overstating the case to claim that Heaven existed on some other planet. Though such a thing ...


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Satan was a mighty angel (Ezekiel 28:12-14), who was cast out from Heaven because of his pride and rebellion (Isaiah 14:12-15). Latter, Satan deceived Adam and Eve and became the father of sinners. John 8:44 (NIV) You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding ...



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