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I think you might be overthinking this. Going by NKJV, Acts 9:1-9, Christ did not necessarily "appear" physically. Verses 3-4 only indicate that Paul heard a voice and saw a light, and that light could have been anything As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a ...


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R. C. Sproul in his book What is Reformed Theology? says that most of the conventional labels in the TULIP rubric are poorly named, including "Irresistible Grace". He prefers the label The Spirit's Effective Call, which matches the Westminster Confession's 10th chapter. So before I get to Acts 7 and the resistible graces, I'll quickly outline what the ...


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The existing answers give much valuable and interesting information. This is just to indicate, as asked, how the number of days is actually calculated. Leviticus 23 16 gives the date of the Jewish Festival of Pentecost as occurring fifty days after the Passover Sabbath. On the basis that the Jewish Passover began on the evening of Good Friday then Pentecost ...


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This story is a reminder "God isn't mocked" (Galatians 6:7) and sin is sin. The problem isn't that they hold money for themselves, that would have been ok. Instead, their attempt to make themselves appear better misinterpreting the selling price when reporting to church was a lie to God. That's why they are guilty of dishonesty and deceit and we all know "...


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Yes, from the perspective of Jehovah's Witnesses, these scriptures are talking about two different lords. The one in Zechariah is Jehovah God. The one in Acts is Jesus Christ, God's Son. The prophecy in Zechariah 14 doesn't actually use the word "Lord" anywhere. The translators of the DRB have substituted the word "Lord" in place of God's name, which is ...


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How long did the apostles devote themselves to prayer in Acts 1:14? It may be possible the term "novena" comes fromActs1: 12,14. But it is impossible to know for sure. Succinctly, a novena is a nine day period of private or public prayer to obtain special graces, to implore special favors, or make special petitions. (Novena is derived from the Latin ...


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In this specific section up until verse 43 Peter is speaking about Jesus' life and ministry. The answer to the claim God is "no respecter of persons" but accepts the ones that fear Him and "worketh righteousness" is in verses 42 and 43 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of ...


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An Evangelist is someone who seeks to convert others the Christian faith, especially but not limited to, public preaching. Gospel Writers are considered to be an evangelist but the writing of Gospels did no happen until sometime later in Church history. It is the oral preaching of the word that was the focus of the early Church, as there was no New ...


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Why is St. Philip the Evangelist called "the evangelist"? In what way St. Paul uses the word "evangelist" may not be in the sense of writing a Gospel. "What is an evangelist?" An evangelist is someone who proclaims good news; in other words, a preacher of the gospel or a missionary. A person with the gift of evangelism is often someone who travels ...


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Exodus seems to be silent about the angel. It's a later Jewish tradition, which believes that the angel of presence was God's intermediary to dictate the law to Moses. Please note: that even in the tradition, the law was transmitted, not given, by the angel. See the non-canonical pseudepigrapha work Book of Jubilees 1:27-29 and 2:1 : 27And He said to ...


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If you take a year's leave-of-absence from work, it doesn't mean that you are forbidden to visit your workplace. During that time, when your co-workers refer to when you are going to return they will be referring to the end of the year, not to an occasional visit. Similarly, a simple return to Earth, appearing as a physical man, should not be confused with ...


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First, a brief explanation as to the different titles used for God in the Bible: When God's Hebrew name "YHWH" is used in the Old Testament, English translations usually use "LORD" in all caps or small caps. Most English versions translate YHWH as “LORD” (in all caps). In general, if the English word is LORD (all capital letters), then the Hebrew word ...


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Acts 15:21 simply means there are Jews in every city who have been brought up to know the law of Moses, and some of these Jews have become Christians and have joined themselves with the Gentile believers; and the Gentile believers are urged to behave in such a way so they do not become a stumbling block to any of these Jews while in their company in the ...


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Churches existed apart from synagogues. Recognizing the distinction helps clarify the meaning of this verse. It is not expecting Gentiles to adopt Jewish laws over time. The first requirement for someone to follow Old Covenant laws was circumcision. This was never a requirement for Gentile Christians and was vehemently opposed by the Apostle Paul. More ...


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To understand Peter's conclusion in Acts 10:34, you'll need to understand his false premise going into his meeting with Cornelius. PETER'S PREMISE And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or ...


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Acts 10:34-35 contains nothing obviously Protestant-specific, so the intent of this question is definitely not obvious. "... God is not a respecter of persons. But in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh justice, is acceptable to him." The scripture itself is obvious though. It follows Peter's vision in which he was taught that salvation is ...


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L Michael White wrote an unproven opinion about the bema seat in Corinth in an unplublished(because his opinion is factually incorrect) for the agenda-driven Westar Institute. Oxford U. Roman historian A N Sherwin-White stated that "For Acts the confirmation of historicity is overwhelming..." (Roman Law and R. Society in the NT, 1963, p. 189{...


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In this passage, St. Paul is cautioning against schisms among the faithful: 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 (DRB) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that you be perfect in the same mind, and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been signified unto me, ...


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The scripture is explicit, he died because he lied to the Holy Spirit. Acts 5:3 and 4 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived ...


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