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Mormon view of the wrong action committed by angels according to 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude

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 ...
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Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

The first part of this answer comes from Calvin's Commentaries on 2 Peter 1:1-4. Before we can address verse 4 we need to deal with the first three verses to put everything into context: Simon ...
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Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

Colossians 1:24-27: 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of ...
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Will the Earth last forever? (Catholic perspective)

The Church certainly believes the Earth will be burned up; otherwise the Messianic hope which Christ has promised us cannot pass. Yet it will endure for ever, because the burning up of the Earth in ...
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How do Calvinists understand "anyone" in 2 Peter 3:9?

As the answer you mentioned suggests, the majority of Calvinists and that which is taught by the reputable Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology and many others, is that, in 2 Peter 3:9, "all" means ...
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How do Full Preterists interpret 2 Peter 3:9-13?

Here I am assuming 2 Peter was written pre-70. If it wasn't written pre-70 (many scholars think it was written later), then it wasn't written by Peter, who died in the 60s. For the preterist view, I ...
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Is a word [letter] and [scripture] in 2 Peter 3:16 the same meaning?

In English, the literal meaning of the noun "scripture" is "something written". When Peter uses the word in the passage you cite, he probably is using "Scripture" to refer to a specific set of ...
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How do believers in modern demon possessions and exorcisms interpret 2 Peter 2:4?

2 Peter 2:4' "cast them into Hell" doesn't use the Greek word that is normally translated as "Hell". Instead it uses the word ταρταρόω (tartaroō), which is used nowhere else in the ...
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Is the type of love shared between all heavenly members an affectionate brotherly love mentioned in the Bible? (Catholic perspective)

In 1 John 4:8, (God is love) the Greek word used for love is agapē. Given that the verse refers to 'God' rather than 'the Father' or 'the Son', one could assume it is referring to God as the Trinity. ...
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