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Thanks for asking. There are some important principles here. First it is important to understand that in Matthew 7 Jesus is not talking about trees. He is using trees as a metaphor for people. To try to learn about trees from his statement is a wrong approach. Looking at the Garden of Eden, the Tree was in fact bringing forth good fruit - its purpose was ...


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While the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are not clear as to whether the fragments were of bread alone (they only mention 12 baskets of leftovers), the gospel of John indicates that the fragments were indeed of bread. Quoting John 6:13 from NASB translation: So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five ...


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The Acts passage is about contrasting and authorizing what God said, the "it is written", versus what tradition or elders or authorities might say in opposition. Though not written per se at the time, Christ had told them to spread the Good News. Subsequently it was written. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of ...


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It is the tree of knowledge of good and evil not the tree of good and evil. The fruit of this tree is knowledge. You discern whether that knowledge of good and evil was good or evil in itself. I would say the fruit of the tree was good. It was only by mans disobedience that we have a tarnished view of this tree. For example, if God had said it was ...


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One apparent reason for their gathering of the food which remained(besides what Jesus said in John 6:12 - 'that nothing be lost') might be according to a related speech he gave to his disciples later on the ship(Mat 16:5-12, Mark 8:13-21). That is, when he was exhorting them not to worry about their lack of supplies, he brought up the previous incidents of ...


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32“If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! 33 For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.” Clapping your hand over your mouth can have multiple meanings: Something you do when you sneeze to prevent the spread of germs. ...


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