There is an example in scripture, spoken by Jesus, of the prayer of a sinner :
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself ...
What has become known as “The Sinner’s Prayer” in Protestant circles is a comparatively new phenomenon. In some groups non-members who listen to preaching are urged to "say the sinner's prayer" and accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour - then that person is told they are now saved from their sins. Many have thought that because they repeated 'the sinner's prayer'...
Is there a sound doctrine or biblical explanation why Satan is called the “Ape of God”?
The Adversary, in waging war against the Almighty, is understood to copy all of his acts and attributes. Popular tradition, moreover, asserts that the Devil, impotent to do anything original, has set his heart on aping
everything created by the Deity.
I'm not aware of anywhere in Scripture where it explicitly says something like "only men can be ordained" or "women can't be ordained". However, I am aware of a passage that may indirectly answer the question.
In Alma 13, Alma is explaining the Priesthood and foreordination to the lawyer, Zeezrom. Alma 13:2 says:
"And those priests were ordained after ...
Adam and Eve did not have intercourse before the Fall (although they could have) because Genesis 4:1, which is after the Fall, is the first reported instance that "Adam knew Eve his wife: who conceived".
St. Thomas Aquinas, in Summa Theologica I q. 98 a. 2 ("Whether in the state of innocence there would have been generation by coition?") ad 2, summarizes St....
1. Reading the Gospels as Protestants
This verse from the Aramaic scriptures tells us the virgins (we, Christians) will meet both the bridegroom and bride.
A few things here: firstly only a very small number of Protestants would accept Aramaic-primacy. It also doesn't have any relevance to this question. Just because the Greek text doesn't include "Again ...
According to The New Unger's Bible Dictionary, definition of Cherub
They do not seem to be identical with the seraphim (Isa. 6:2). The cherubim apparently have to do with the holiness of God as
violated by sin; the seraphim with uncleanness in the people of God.
Was there silence in heaven when our Lord and Saviour was crucified?
There was a profound silence of contemplation and adoration amongst the heavenly Angels before the august mysteries that were unfolding at Calvary.
Amongst the heavenly hosts or angels, there was a profound sense of awe during the Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus an eerie ...
God commanded two things of humanity in Eden.
Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion ... [Genesis 1:28 KJV]
Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat ; and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, [Genesis 3:16,17 Young's Literal Translation]
There were two matters to ...
1 Cor. 15:1-4 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I
preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I
preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to
you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for
our sins ...