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As I read your question it appears that you are mistaking God's discipline with our free will. Let's begin with this statement, God is sovereign! What is meant by that is that God can do no wrong. His word is all powerful, it is his word that created all things, and all things (even you and I) are subject to his every whim. As the head of the household your ...


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Historically referring ,A field was bought of a price and it was the tradition of the people to bury strangers in such plots, therby when Judas threw the money and went out , the high priests and co. couldn't add the money to the treasury therefore they reconstituted to the excuse of using the money of the usurper for a good cause (bought the piece of land ...


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The writer of Romans paints an answer with a brush wide enough to cover all these verses I think: Romans 8:29 "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined..." The all knowing God knows the heart of man and He is able to predestine/predetermine/foreordain/orchestrate according to what man will chose. And so Pharaoh chooses his path, but God orchestrated it. ...


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Mary's blessedness is not from her being but from her belief (cf. Luke 1:45; Luke 1:48). 45And blessed is she who believed that there would beg a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” 46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked on the humble estate of his ...


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I think the best way to look for answers is to look to Scripture. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Jesus- Matthew 5:17-18 For as many as have sinned ...


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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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The apparent 'contradiction' you seem to note needn't be a 'contradiction'. I'll illuminate on that point. In our 21st century eyes, Israel is the nation located in the Middle East. But in biblical language, 'Israel' is more precisely the people whom God graces and interacts with through covenants. God's promise is to 'Israel'. It should be understood ...


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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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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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