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The Greek text of John 3:13 according to Robert Estienne’s 1550 Textus Receptus states, καὶ οὐδεὶς ἀναβέβηκεν εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν εἰ μὴ ὁ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καταβάς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ὁ ὤν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ which is translated as, And no one ascended into heaven except he who descended out of heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. There are some who ...


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Christians who believe in the inerrancy or infallibility of the Bible argue that these two accounts are not contradictory: that Jesus met his followers in both Jerusalem and Galilee after his resurrection. Such an argument first requires establishing that there was a lengthy period of time between the resurrection and the ascension, and that Luke 24 is a ...


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The phrase is part of a couplet, so it needs to be read in that context. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. The phrase does not assume that God might lead us into temptation. Instead, it assumes that God does deliver us from evil. The couplet gives the impression that temptations will come, but prays that God delivers us from ...


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tl;dr> Why was it recorded like that? because the story is making a theological point, not a legal one Is this the norm or the exception? the exact particulars of Boaz are exception, but it is based on a normal practice Is there any other recorded incident in the Scriptures where this was done and the lineage was accorded to the deceased person? ...


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John Calvin starts by reminding us that Jesus commanded them to begin at Jerusalem (Acts 1:4,8), and says that it makes sense that they would stay there until "being brought into some other place by his hand": But here may a question be asked, forasmuch as they were commanded to preach the gospel throughout the whole world, (Mark 16:16) why they stayed ...


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"and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold" (Numbers 12:8). This is the answer. The Lord only showed a representation of Himself, at times in the figure of a man. No one saw His spiritual essence. As we see elsewhere in Scripture, frequently when men saw an angel, they fell as dead men; how much more would it be to see the essence of God? Also, The ...


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Some quick, important notes about your references before answering your question directly: Moses is not clearly justified in killing the Egyptian. He fled as a guilty man because he committed murder. There are many instance of men taking justice into their own hands, but this does not mean it was good for them to do so. God continues to bring judgment and ...


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There were several Herod's. The first Herod was Herod the Great. Herod Archelaus, (3 BC – 7 AD) ruled 10 yrs before being disposed by Herod Antipas. Antipas was king during the life of Jesus and killed John the Baptist. Herod Agrippa I, grandson of Herod the Great, is the King whose acceptance of worship caused his death. (Acts 12). He killed James, the ...


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You missed an essential part of the scripture in 1 Corinthians, I feel. The full scripture in KJV reads: 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. Paul is opposing views here that may have arisen, that a believing woman ...


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Matthew 5:8 – "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Also, the apostles and others around him in his day saw Jesus, so yes, man can see God.


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The following OT and NT [RSVCE] passages indicate that some men shall see God in the future. Job 19:26 [And] after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God[.] Psalm 11:7 For the Lord is righteous, he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ...


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One way to come at this is not to treat it mathematically. When we treat natural language mathematically we are inclined to say none must mean 0% and all must mean 100%. However often when we use natural language there can be exceptions to statements (i.e. an implicit 'some' or other limitation on the statement). Such as when one says, "but everyone is ...


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Paul does not forbid women to speak; rather, this is the position held by some Corinthians and it is one of several matters causing division between the believers. After an extended discourse on speaking in tongues [14:33], Paul diverts briefly to another sub-theme [the main theme being division], which has been raised by some Corinthians: the role of women ...


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God can appear to men in whatever form He wishes. Another instance that comes to mind is when He appeared to Abraham as a man, after which Abraham was immediately prompted to fall down to his face, yet he didn't die (I think that's on Gen 18). As for Ex 33:20, highlighted in the question, follows Moses request in v. 18, which reads: 18 And he said, Let ...


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Is there any explanation for this in any doctrinal belief in any denomination which addresses this? Jesus was explaining the limitation of the law. God's standard is holiness and perfection. Paul tells us that the law was supposed to bring us to an understanding that we needed a Savior. Instead many contemporaries of Jesus felt they had been ...


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If we are “Saved” by grace, then why are we getting "Judged? There are two judgments. The judgment of works is for the unsaved and determines punishment; Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. For those who ...


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I read your question and it seems as if you are saying that because we are under grace, the law does not matter. I actually used to believe this. That is how people justify what I would call "human or secular" behavior. The person that is under grace (NT) got there because of the law (OT). God gave us a way out of the law, because he knew we could not keep ...


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If you are asking about condemning as public disapprove of, then of course! Lev 18:22-23 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." You may be angry that I quoted an old testament verse but hear me out. Doesn't it say in Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change." Therefore the Old Testament teaching of ...


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The dominant two-source hypothesis says that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were written independently of each other, using material copied from Mark and the hypothetical 'Q' document. At times, the two evangelists had to supplement the material from Mark and Q with further material from other, unknown sources or by making assumptions about what could have ...


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This may be a simplistic answer, but it came as something of an "aha!" moment to me when I first heard it many years ago: In general, it is probably not the best idea to ask God to do something God doesn't want to do, or to ask God not to do something God does want to do. Presumably God's will and God's knowledge of the situation is better than ours. So if ...


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The NET Bible gives an extremely helpful study note for this passage. Note that when it says "Yahweh" it's referring to the name translated "the LORD" and when it says "El Shadday" it's referring to what we translate "God Almighty": There are a number of important issues that need clarification in the interpretation of this section. It is ...


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The account in Genesis seems pretty clear that the cave of Abraham is in Hebron. Modern commentators seem to agree that Stephen was "telescoping" multiple Genesis accounts of patriarchal burials into one shorter narrative. I. Howard Marshall's commentary says, for example: The relation of the story of the burial to the Old Testament traditions is ...


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The context of Jesus' words are about ritual purity through obeying the Jewish law. Jesus is saying that there are no kinds of food which are intrinsically sinful, and that focusing on the food misses the point of those laws: that it is a person's heart which defiles them. Our obedience to the law shows the state of our hearts, but does not determine them. ...


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Peter was referring to the same laws Jesus condemned in Matt. 23:4, "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers." All of your quotes were from the OT and referred to the OT laws. Peter and Jesus were talking about the man-made laws added on top of ...


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Simply put: the public reading offered during Nehemiah’s reforms was from Deuteronomy, not Numbers. Compare the texts below for their several parallels. As the old stories were told in Deuteronomy, the Ammonites – not the Midianites, as in Numbers – collaborated with the Moabites against the ancient Israelites. Nehemiah likely chose the passage from ...


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Four distinct nations First, it's important to understand that each of the four nations (other than Israel) mentioned here is distinct from the others, though they did have various interrelationships. Here are their origins in the Hebrew Table of Nations, and their territories at the time of the conquest of the Holy Land. It is surprisingly difficult to ...


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The history of these peoples are extremely closely tied together. The first thing that should be noted about the passage that you cite is that it speaks of the land of Midian, and not the Midianite people group. The reason that this is important is that land of Midian was the very same land occupied by the Amorites and Moabites. The 1906 Jewish ...


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It is interesting in the reference in Exodus 33:20 "And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." So I think this could be a pre-incarnate form of Christ in Ex 33:11 "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend." That through Jesus Christ we have access to God and that they are One.


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The reason for judgement is that mankind has free will (though Calvinists might disagree.) As it says in Ephesians, salvation is a "gift" and a gift can be either accepted or rejected. It cannot be forced upon us otherwise it is neither a gift nor do we have free will any longer. As such, it must be adjudged as to whether we accepted or rejected this gift ...


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Catholic and Scriptural Perspective Answer The Old is the type of the New, prefiguring it, with the New revealing and fulfilling the Old. cf. The unity of the Old and New Testaments - Catechism of the Catholic Church 128 The Church, as early as apostolic times,1 and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in ...



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