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Genesis 2:24–25 (ESV): Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis pretty clearly views them as husband and wife, even giving their union as foundational to all other marriages.


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There were no priests then who could marry them. But given that priests are only God's representatives on Earth, God clearly could marry them. Genesis 1:28, already quoted by others, can be understood as a ceremony of marrying: God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful ..." This has both core elements we associate today with a marriage: The ...


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The short answer is: nowhere. But your question is misguided. You cannot disprove the nature of God as Trinity by looking at how the NT authors use the word "God" (Θεός or Κύριος) because within a few decades after the revelation that Jesus was the 2nd member of the Trinity (as God the Son), the NT authors were still transitioning their terminology from ...


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Genesis 2:24 says a husband should be “joined” to his wife. Other translations say he should cling or cleave to her. Today we would say he should bond with her. Besides God, she should be his highest commitment. Adam was joined to Eve implying marriage.


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The answer is in The Watchtower that you cite in your question. The Word” was with Jehovah God “in the beginning,” when “the heavens and the earth” were created. He was the one to whom God said: “Let us make man in our image.” (John 1:1; Genesis 1:1, 26) Jehovah’s firstborn Son was there at his Father’s side, actively working with him. At Proverbs 8:22-31,...


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Trinitarian verses The New Testament not only mentions the Divine Persons of the Trinity individually, but also frequently, more than forty times, they are mentioned together or at the same time. The main Trinitarian texts are: Gospels: Matt. 3:16-17 (Mark 1:10-11; Luke 3:22), the theophany at the baptism of Christ.And Jesus being baptized, ...


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Why a particular church chooses a particular practice is ultimately a question for that church's leadership, but some Christians refer to Paul's words to Titus when discussing gender groups: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the ...


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My understanding of the sin offering and guilt offering which Jesus' death rendered no longer necessary was that a person or nation committed an act, and subsequently a sacrifice was made to atone for that act. I'm going to focus on this bit in particular. It seems that you're suggesting that Jesus' death is a direct replacement for the Old Testament ...


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Exodus 20:5-6: You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 34:7: keeping steadfast love for ...


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Simple answer - "Because God!" In Genesis 1:27-28 God's involvement in the process is made clear: So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; ... And even clearer in Genesis 2. Thomas quoted the core of this, but the ...


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Is there Biblical justification for asserting that Satan directly causes natural evil? Both in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions, the answer would seem to be in the affirmative. The introduction of the Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels Published by Order of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, makes note that his Holiness Pope Leo XIII believed ...


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Question: If according to the Jehovah Witnesses that "there was a time when God was alone," who was with God at John 1:1? Answer: At John 1:1a in the NWT the Word was in the beginning before he was with God at John 1:1b. Therefore God was alone until John 1:1b. Note that the “and” in the text which corresponds with the Greek word και. John 1:1 In ...


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God is Trinity. Therefore all references to God should be taken as referring to the Trinity as a whole unless they are clearly referring to only one of the Trinity. So almost all references to God in the Old Testament should be taken as meaning the Trinity, except explicit references to the Spirit or Messiah or similar. In the New Testament the exceptions ...


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