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Romans 9 points to some objections that Paul foresaw when speaking of the sovereign choices of God; in particular, look at verses 19-20: "You will say to me then, 'Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?' But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, 'Why have you made me like this?' Reading the ...


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Wikipedia has decent information on this topic. First, the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses on this subject: Watch Tower publications teach that hell (hades or sheol) is not a place of fiery torment, but rather the "common grave of mankind", a place of unconscious non-existence. Gehenna, the Bible word commonly translated "hellfire", is said to describe a ...


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(Note: This answer is given from the perspective of the Christian teachings and Bible interpretations of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and of the denominations that follow his teachings. It is extracted and slightly edited from my article, "Repentance: The Unpopular Partner of Forgiveness." For a fuller version, please follow the link to the article.) ...


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The very fact that it is obligatory for Catholics to make the sacrament of Confession at least once in a year, adequately explains that Confession does work in the form of a spiritual vaccination. After all, one can spend a year without committing mortal sins. So, what does one have to confess but for one's 'lesser sins ' and ideations ?


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While having a sinful desire is not a sin by itself, to willingly dwell in such desires, however — by means of imagination, which amounts to actively listen to the Devil — is a sin. For instance, if you see an object of desire, and immediately are tempted to sin, there is no sin in this: but if you then indulge in imagining the sinful act, then it is a sin, ...


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Absolutely no. Whatever it means to 'judge', this we are fully and absolutely forbidden from doing in Mat 7:1. The reason given is not there to qualify the judging but to support the prohibition. A careful look at the entire sermon on the mount shows the meaning of the term and what is being prohibited: it is a) to sue in the state courts b) to judicially ...



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