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I can't believe in a good God when there is evil and suffering in the world. Evil is the rebellion against God that God allows temporarily for his own purposes. Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Suffering is the discomfort caused by sin and its effects on ...


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It does not take knowledge of anything to follow instructions, i.e. to simply OBEY GOD. ONCE YOU HAVE THE INSTRUCTIONS, the only thing you must do is to follow them. Adam was told to name animals and do other things but SO LONELY lacking companionship and once had Eve, who was always closer and not to be as respected or feared but to be loved, and available ...


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All of us have to deal with the original sin of Adam and Eve through the pain and suffering that exists in the World. Also because of this original sin all of us are sinful by nature, but through the power of the Holy Spirit we are capable of doing good, and through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will obtain salvation. But no I am not held to ...


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The Church of God by Faith (not sure if there is a distinction like there is between Churches of Christ) does officially hold to original sin. However, many individual members of all denominations have *'s on that doctrine, if not outright reject it. One of the *'s being an age of accountability that you mentioned, before which salvation is given without ...


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The two scriptures you quote are in effect saying the same thing. Please note that in Exodus 20:5 it is speaking of worshiping Idols, while Ezekiel 19:20 is in reference to sin in general. In Exodus God is it need be noted that God said to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me. where in Ezekiel God is making reference to a person's sins. ...


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I believe you are asking two questions. I'll answer the one in the heading first: Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not? Yes, in the Christian traditions (majority of the denominations) God absolutely does "punish" the children of those who committed sin - else there would be no original sin. 1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV For as in Adam ...


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In Exodous 20:5 The iniquity/guilt is the punishment for sin. An example would be When God determined that no one over the age of 21 would leave the wilderness with the exception of Caleb and Joshua because of their lack of faith in taking the land of Canaan. Numbers 14:30 (NASB) 'Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to settle ...


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The point of the creation story is to answer just this question. In the garden, there was only one tree which Adam and Eve could not eat of - the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The irony of this tree is that it had no special properties other than the fact that it was forbidden. This tree was placed there explicitly to give mankind free will so that ...


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The answer is simple. Hebrews 10:26 tells us - "If we willfully/deliberately keep on sinning after we have received knowledge of the Truth, NO sacrifice for sin is left. Pretty simple eh?


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Independent Baptist groups, who hold the Bible as inerrant and the only revelation from God, believe that Mathew 22:16-22 indicates that we are to always give taxes to our government, whether they are good or bad. With this money Caesar could have helped people, or he could have used it to pay the guy who crucified Jesus. Independent Baptist groups would ...


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Temptation which ever way you look at it has a target and a goal to achieve both for God and satan. Temptation is out to determine the content of your heart. it is a sure way to find out if you are cut out for God or you are a deceit. The devil use it to draw disciple to himself but God through it know who are truly His. Temptation really works on our ...


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This is not that hard of a question to answer, but before properly doing so we must correct the English translation of Jesus' words. In the English we are told that Jesus stated to "repent", but the English word repent is mainly to feel sorry for ones actions, while the word Jesus used, means: "to exercise the mind" "accompanying" (Reference is the ...


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There is a very beautiful answer in the book of Ezekiel: KJV Ezekiel 18:- 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. 21 But if the ...


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Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Someone above mentioned backsliding but I disagree with that because there are biblical precedents when backsliders were forgiven, Peter being a prime example. It is stated in the Bible that "though righteous fall seven times, they rise again..." Proverbs 24:16 Also sinning unto death (one getting to die with unrepented ...


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Not sure I understand. If you are asking if a person is saying "Lord forgive me for what I'm about to do", I doubt that there is any biblical assurance for that. Similarly, if you are saying "I know my sins are too tempting for You to overcome Lord" then you probably don't have sincere faith. But if you are saying "I keep coming to you sincerely night ...


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Yes, the bible says that some sins are not forgiven. There are three sins that I know of: the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31), which many scholars simply consider to be a lack of saving faith in Jesus; refusing to forgive, or not valuing the forgiveness offered to you freely (Matthew 6:15); and, "backsliding" (Hebrews 6:6), which is again, ...


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There are many instances where Evil persons are forgiven. The important thing is not to confess, but to sincerely confess. Psalm 51:17 "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise" So, if Hitler was to ask for fogiveness with a contrite heart and a broken spirit he would be forgiven. Seeing how ...


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I asked a similar question here and the answer is no. If you're baptized, your sins are forgiven, if you die you go straight to heaven. Priests will often remind their congregations of this tonight and make us all jealous.


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I believe Sarah's response mirrors that of Abraham's in Genesis 17, when he heard this news for the first time. When Sarah laughs, the Lord asks Abraham why did Sarah laugh, saying "Can I really have a baby when I'm old?" This was essentially the same thought that had occurred to Abraham hearing it for the first time. I believe the Lord was asking Abraham ...


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There's... a lot. There aren't really exclusive non-overlapping 'kinds' of sin so much as there are a whole bunch of different classification schema we use which break up the landscape in different useful ways for different reasons. Catholic theologians have answered the question "What are the kinds of Sin" many, many times in different ways for different ...


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Some Protestant groups, like those represented by the conservative R.C. Sproul Jr and the Acton Institute, believe that even if the government does nothing but evil, one nonetheless is obligated to pay taxes to support it, because what the government does is not the responsibility of the people supporting it but the fault of the government itself. This is ...


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Genesis 2: 15-24 and Genesis 3: 1-24 tells the story of our beginning; And simply stated: The woman snared by the dazzling of jewels which was Satan's appearance and her child like-mind could not properly understand, the words she heard; She taking it to her husband and by his own desire accepted the words of the fallen immortal son, Satan, he created to ...


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The question is: Some faithful Christians believe that it is not a sin to be homosexual and I would like to know the line of reasoning and/or Scripture passages that they use as their basis. I can answer this from the perspective of a minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America, a Christian denomination that does not regard homosexuality ...



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