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Unless there is a way to retain the votes which I have given to others please delete me.

My sight has deteriorated to the point that it is nearly impossible to read and answer questions, and apparently I will not stop trying as long as I have the ability to answer questions. Also there is the problem that many of my questions are closed primarily because they are misunderstood; which may be my fault for not making them clearly enough, or it may be that my study of the Bible has led me to erroneous conclusions. I have found that there are other sites in which my questions do elicit answers from other Bible enthusiasts.


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comment Why is Jesus looking on an oddly standing stone?
@rhetorician I fully agree with your opinion on recent calling down and also agree with your thoughts about Satan. He is an angel, albeit a bad one, but angels are purely spirit beings, when Satan tempts one of us he does not appear in some material form he just inserts that temptation into our brain. The Old Testament has multiple incidents of this. Even with Eve he used the person of the Serpent. And when Jesus sent Judas to betray him he indicated that also.
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answered Why is Jesus looking on an oddly standing stone?
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comment Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
@JohnUnsworth You certainly do have a knack for reading things into my answers that I wasn't aware existed!
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answered How many Wisemen were there?
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comment Is there any scriptual proof of annihilation?
@Beestocks Then is it your opinion that there are degrees of sin?
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comment Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
@Steve we must remember that this is a parable, or in other words and earthly saying with heavenly implication. It is also to be remembered that much of what Jesus said did not make a lot of sense to people at the time he said it, due to the fact that Jesus spoke in heavenly terms much of the time, and such sayings were forgotten until they were brought to memory by the Holy Spirit.
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answered Is there any scriptual proof of annihilation?
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comment Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
continued; finally the part about bearing much fruit has to do with the spread of the gospel and was evident at Pentecost where 3000 were added to the Kingdom of God. And the last has to do with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit,, who is our teacher and gives us the right words when they are needed. And last of all without Jesus sacrifice there would be no forgiveness of sin and man would never escape the second death. hope this helps.
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comment Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
@Steve The Heavenly terms in this particular saying, is in reference to the Great commission. Had Jesus not come to Earth and overcome Satan we could talk until we were blue in the face, and not penetrate the doubt about salvation, since that was the propitiation for our sins. Once Jesus returned to the father, and assumed his Spiritual being, then that propitiation, verifies his ability to overcome death. The part about us being the vine means that we who believe become an extension of that proof. continued
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comment Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
We understand the eternal concepts in Jesus teachings now that we have proof of his Deity, but at the time the people only perceived an earthly meaning, not only in his teachings but also the Prophets until Jesus death and resurrection.
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comment Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
Your question leaves much room for debate. In my answer what I am doing my best to illustrate is that the man Jesus, was not regarded as anything more than a current day prophet, until he proved himself to be the son of God by his victory over death. Even though his teachings alluded to eternity they were not perceived as such until he had prove himself as more than a normal man.
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answered Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
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comment Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
While reading your question, I felt that you had come to a conclusion; were giving your justification for that position, and seeking approval for that conclusion.
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answered Is the fruit referred to in John 15:5 the same as the fruit of the Spirit?
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comment Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone?
The word hate used in modern translations has many differing meanings, so in order to get an answer with any true meaning it is going to be necessary that you define more precisely what you mean by hate.
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comment Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone?
You're right sorry for putting my comment in the wrong place. please accept my apology.
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comment Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone?
The word hate used in modern translations has many differing meanings, so in order to get an answer with any true meaning it is going to be necessary that you define more precisely what you mean by hate.
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asked Is God using the current time to teach mankind what it would be like had Satan succeeded in his attempt usurp God’s throne?
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comment What reasons does the Bible give for why the tribe of Levi was chosen to have the priesthood and temple duties?
@Jas3.1 Although The reason for God choosing the Tribe of Levi is not stated in the Pentateuch, many believe that it was because of Aaron’s grandson Phinehas. Exodus 6:25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
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