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The first verse that comes to my mind is in Genesis 18:12- Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? This is the only verse I can really remember in this context, and it is probably what Peter is referring to.


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Love certainly does not mean ignoring sins or not noticing them at all. It is unloving for us to notice a fellow Christian living in sin and not help them. And when they sin against us, we are not to act like nothing happened in all cases, but we are to confront them Biblically when appropriate. R.C. Sproul Jr. wrote an excellent article on the subject here....


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As a lifelong Protestant of more than six and a half decades - first by birth and upbringing in Presbyterianism and then by conversion and baptism in my mid-teens - I would say that now, as a mature Christian and an elder, I fear more greatly than ever before in my life and yet I believe more fervently and more intelligently than ever before in my life. I ...


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The most detailed analysis of various different views in the early Church concerning this verse is to be found in a letter by Saint Augustine to a Bishop called Evodius that wrote a letter to him asking for his opinion.(Saint Augustine, Letter 164, A.D. 414) I will summarize the letter which illustrates both the different opinions at the time as well as ...


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Are we God's slaves? 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 12“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the ...


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First, it's important to understand what an angel is. In Doctrine and Covenants 129:1-3 it says: 1 There are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones— 2 For instance, Jesus said: Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 3 Secondly: the spirits of just ...


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3:1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, This is one of the most misunderstood lines in the Bible, which in its first glance is a clear expression of misogyny. It isn't. This is to actually teach the women to be ...


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We think of slavery negatively because in our most recent examples of it the slave owners were frequently abusive, and the society gave no way to escape the slave system. The Biblical slavery system was different, but that's really a different topic. As our creator, God is our king and ruler. We were designed to serve him, ruling over this world as his ...


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Whenever one runs into a problematic verse, look it up in multiple translations. http://biblehub.com/1_peter/2.htm Two translations there use the word servant instead of slave. The term bondservant, more akin to indentured servitude, used in various places by several translations gives a better idea of slavery under Israel law instead of 21st century ...


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I would not separate this 'salvation' from salvation from hell, for I do not think there is any other kind of salvation. Sin, hell, the world and the devil are all arrayed against the believer making our death to the world and our life in Christ a target of conflict; an inwardly felt weakness and struggle. This target (the faith of believers) is the end ...


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The statement means God knew mankind would not be perfect and holy character, i.e. that they would sin. God is unique in character. (Refer to references of "the Holy One of Israel", for example: unique in character is the intended message of this name God gave Himself to Ancient Israel). There was zero chance mankind would be of the same character. So, ...


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I see two main references to the "dead" in the Bible. The first are the physically dead, King Solomon talks about them in Ecclesiastes 9:5. In that verse he tells us that the "dead know nothing". This confirms what we already know, that the physically dead cannot benefit from teaching or preaching. They are dead. The second are the spiritually dead. ...


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"Weaker" Can Also Be Interpreted Physical Strength The Greek word used for weaker is asthenos, which comes from the prefix "a-", meaning not coupled with the root "sthen[os]" for bodily vigour. To say women tend to have less bodily vigour or physical strength seems much more reasonable than the false suggestion woman are somehow morally inferior. ...


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The blood ofJesus was shed to deal with the remission of sins. This means the penalty of sin has been removed. Said another way, God is not going to punish us for our shortcomings. This is what it means to "cover" sins. God is telling us not to punish another for their shortcomings which impede upon our liberties (vegeance is mines saith the Lord). Jesus did ...


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1 Peter 1:2 KJV  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. This not a reference to an individual salvation but the plan of salvation. Obviously, God had foreknowledge of his own plan which was through the "...


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Most likely the reason this question is not getting much traction is because no one who believes in the unconscious state of the dead prior to Jesus' second coming actually use the term "soul sleep". We believe the spirit returns to God upon death (Ecclesiastes 12:7), and the person is only figuratively sleeping in the grave without consciousness. ...


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From Calvin's Commentary on the Bible: https://www.studylight.org/commentary/1-peter/4-18.html#cal I have bolded relevant passages. When the faithful see that it is well with the wicked, they are necessarily tempted to be envious; and this is a very dangerous trial; for present happiness is what all desire. Hence the Spirit of God carefully dwells ...


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There really isn't any contradiction between the two Scriptures, their divergence is simply a small look at God. God is shown in the Old Testament as the God of second chances, and in the New Testament as the God of grace. In the Old Testament what we see is God continuously allowing mankind the opportunity to repent and return to the God of creation; ...


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Perhaps I am reading these scriptures wrong, but I draw a different conclusion from these: 1st Peter 1:3 through 12 KJV 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and ...


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