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I believe Luke 3:10-14, provides some guidance on this. After getting baptized from John, People who do secular jobs for their living asks what they need to do further. Here we don't see John the baptist asking them to leave their secular jobs. However its clear that we are expected to be content with what we have Luke 3 10 “What should we do then?” ...


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In the UK, independent churches are often legally registered as charities so they can be part of the "Gift Aid Scheme", a scheme set up by the UK Government which allows the income tax portion of a gift from a UK Income Tax payer to be reclaimed back from the Inland Revenue. So if I give £80 and am a taxpayer who has already paid £20 on the £100 originally ...


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In the bible, KJV, Paul uses both in Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. and Philipians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, ...


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It is possible that you have misunderstood what the Witnesses said about Satan being allowed in the new paradise earth. Revelation 20:1-3 describes how an angel comes down from heaven and, with God’s authority, binds Satan in chains and throws him into the Abyss where he is locked up for the duration of the Millennium. Revelation 20:7-10 then describes ...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that after Armageddon Satan and his demons are thrown into the abyss (a state of inactivity)and a 1000 year long judgment day will begin. During this time earth will be made a paradise, mankind will attain to perfection, the dead will be resurrected all mankind will be judged. A brief description of judgement day can be found here ...


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John 15:26 seems to be the basis upon which the Eastern Orthodox Church believes the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father alone. Here is a partial quote from an article regarding the Eastern Orthodox teaching about the Filioque, although it should be noted that it makes no reference to any biblical text: The position of the Eastern Orthodox Church ...


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Does the Bible explain why wouldn't God be merciful to the Devil? Satan and all the fallen angels (demons) are completely consumed with evil and chose to do evil with all their intellect and sin against God, thus repentance is no longer possible for them. They do not desire God’s mercy. In fact, they hate all that is good in man as well as God. Being ...


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Evidence of Satan being decreed to Hell is found in Mathew 25:41 Mathew 25: 41-46 41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger,...


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Let's examine the standard view about this passage and similar hard teachings. It is taught that believers should be ready to give up everything, but only when commanded, called, hear God's voice. In the meantime, we are expected to be shrewd, that means, wise stewards, of the resources God has kept in our care. The trouble with this teaching is that it ...


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