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I am a 76 year old, legally blind man. I read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation several times, and about a decade ago my reading of the Bible transformed itself into a study of the Bible.

What I mean by that is that simply reading the Bible was not sufficient, and there is a hunger to understand God and all of teachings of the Bible more fully.

To that end I pursued how Scripture interacted with other Scriptures. Of particular interest was how does the Old Testament and the New Testament affect each other. I must confess that I have never concluded that, or for that matter any other area of study in the Bible; and I am continuously making new amazing discoveries.

Recently my curiosity as to what God's master plan is, and specifically how the events of time are fulfilling that plan.

After years of study I have convinced myself that I cannot on this earth even begin to penetrate the mind of God.

I have also learned that asking that the Holy Spirit teach me more in depth about God's word opens doors of understanding which we mortal men cannot even imagine. Prayer is an indispensable tool for studying the Bible.


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comment Where is the story that James (the 'brother') shared one-half of his inheritance with Jesus?
Your question appears to be extra biblical, and as such becomes a truth question. It does not reflect any Denominational or primary Christian belief, and therefore I have voted to close your question. It could possibly reworded to ask if any Christian denomination adhere to such a belief, but as is is not a good fit for the site.
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answered External reference of Jesus's resurrection?
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comment Long term denial of sex in marriage: Is it a form of sexual immorality that legitimizes Divorce?
Possible duplicate ofhttp://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/17147/what-might-the-bible-ref‌​er-to-for-marital-unfaithfulness-other-than-adultery
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answered Childless Christian
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comment What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
That is what I was questioning by asking what it accomplished, and why I said your question gave me the why, but not the what.
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comment What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
While I appreciate your insight, If we consider that that only those still alive at the time would know that and not those resurrected just prior to judgment. Would not that be giving those still alive a second chance at salvation. and if so, will souls be saved during the millennial reign? Would God give a second chance to some but not all condemned.
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revised What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
rewritten to conform to site standards
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comment How did Cain and Able know to offer sacrifices before the Law of Moses?
@fredsbend nor does the Bible as far as I know and any other answer would be pure conjecture on my part.
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comment What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
No My question is not even about the millennial reign, but about the chaining and locking Satan in the bottomless pit. your answer may well tell me why he was, falls a little shot of what is accomplished by it. that is not said in a sarcastic tone, but as a comment on why it is not what I wish to learn.
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answered Stars in the sky
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comment What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
Your answer is great as the why in the Scriptures, but my question is the what.
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answered Is the concept of God in Christianity (the Trinity) three Gods or One?
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comment According to premillenial view, What is the point of the Millenium reign?
So purification was a poor choice of words 'maybe as you said; extra training'.
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comment How did Cain and Able know to offer sacrifices before the Law of Moses?
@fredsbend Yes but both of those were in the law handed down to Moses, which took place after the flood when God had made man carnivorous. Cain slew Abel before the flood, and his keeping of the flocks could have been for milk. They might have at that time kept flocks for that reason, at least some reason had to arise for his keeping flocks otherwise the animals could forage for themselves, and they were not ejected from Eden so they would be under the care of God himself.
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comment What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
@fredsbend I have reworded my question to more accurately address my confusion. does that help?
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revised What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?
reworded question to more accurately indicate my confusion.