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The premise to your question is that "the word eternal might mean continuing forever from some point in time." Just so you know, this is a fairly ambiguous starting point. There are some contexts and perspectives where the meaning of the word eternal is only no end, but others where eternal means no beginning and no end. And this is not necessarily specific ...


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The human effort does not oppose God's grace if this effort consist in obedience to God... Even more this kind of human effort will be the inevitable result of the God's grace. That is called the perseverance of the saints in reformed theology. "Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down ...


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Human effort consistent with the will of God, does not oppose God's Grace. However, the words of Jesus to Peter (cf. Matthew 16:21-23), "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things, but n human things" (NRSV) are a proclamation from God himself that human effort can, indeed, oppose God's ...


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Hah, well, you've got a couple ambiguous statements to begin with: "Human effort does not oppose God's grace." "As long as you do your best , God will indeed do the rest." What do you mean by human effort? Effort in what? Doing your best in what? And what is God gracing you with? What is the "rest" that he is doing? If you're talking about salvation and ...


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Is there scriptural evidence for or against Satan “taking hold” of our minds or implanting/whispering thoughts? Yes, and it's worse than you thought! The other answers have done a fine job at discussing the bible's teaching on direct demonic influence akin to some of the language you use in your question body. I don't discount the reality of this ...


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Identifying the protagonists and antagonists according to Divine Revelation Always go to the beginning It is the sixth day of the beginning and God is looking at everything he has made and behold it is very good. One of the creatures God makes, and in his image and likeness, is man (male and female), and he commands them to be fruitful and multiply, and ...


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There are several examples in the bible of people who were possessed and/or influenced by devils. One well known example is in Mark 5:1-20. I'll just quote verse 2. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, And another example here from Acts 16 16 And it came to pass, as we ...


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I love Acts 5 (verse 3): Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? ... Peter clearly implies agency of Satan here, and apparently, Ananias and Sapphira, while not necessarily believers, were held in that ...


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If that were true there would be no need for a savior. Jesus suffered and died on the cross to save us from sin. It is only sin that separates us from God. Jesus was resurrected as a promise for our resurrection. If we are resurrected there can be no rebirth again in the flesh. We are eternally with Jesus and like him.


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In this article Metempsychosis | New Advent (Metempsychosis, in other words the doctrine of the transmigration of souls, teaches that the same soul inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings, both men and animals) this seems to be the relevant passage to the question: Christian ages St. Jerome tells us that metempsychosis was a secret ...


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This is really amazing. The Bible starts of.."in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It must be understood that God created heaven and earth out of "nothing" God does not need anything to create something. Remember He is God. God does not exist, rather he is the existence without Him nothing exists. It is true the bible does not tell us ...



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