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Any scripture used to oppose Nestorianism can argue for Monothelitism As WLC notes in the quote you provide, any doctrine that were to imply that Christ had not only 2 natures (divine and human) but in fact was two 'persons' would fall into the heresy of Nestorianism. Craig then suggests that two distinct wills in Christ would require him to be two distinct ...


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Put briefly, whenever the Bible refers to marriage, it is clear that it is about the union between a male and a female, a husband and a wife, not between individuals of the same sex. Therefore, the concept of a same-sex marriage is foreign to the Bible. 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become ...


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" ... Can it be ordained of God?" The question which has been asked hinges on what is ordained of God. If something other than what is ordained is done, then it will not be authorised and will fall under condemnation. NOTE: the above question has not defined what 'marriage' actually is, nor has the question defined what 'sex' means, within the ...


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9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you ...


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Good question. One answer could be that tithing is shown before the Law of Moses between Abram and Melchizedek. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Gen 14:20 But then, so was the Sabbath wherein God sanctified the seventh day. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he ...


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The belief that the dead remain conscious is shown in scripture. This is for the believer, the one who is born-again of incorruptible seed. For I [Paul] am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Phl 1:23 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with ...


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What is the biblical basis for monergism? Monergism is a Christian theology held in certain denominations which holds that God works through the Holy Spirit to bring about the salvation of an individual through spiritual regeneration, regardless of the individual's cooperation. Monergism is the view within Christian theology which holds that God works ...


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First of all, there is no biblical basis for a spirit in a natural person who is ungodly and unsaved unlike someone saved by the perfect and complete work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Soul alone or with Spirit? Unsaved person: body and soul only but no Spirit. Soul is a also known as spirit of life, hence man in Genesis is described as flesh wherein is the ...


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What is the biblical basis for the belief that the spirit of a person remains conscious after death? There seems to be more or less four clear possible biblical references that one could possibly see for this. Two are already mentioned in previous answers, the rich man and Lazarus and Jesus’ words to the Repentant Thief on the Cross: This day you shall be ...


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Jesus told the thief on the cross "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43) and Paul said that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" (2 Cor 5:8). Also, after Jesus heals Jairus' daughter in Luke 8 it says: They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, ...


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Well, there are two scriptural evidences I would like to cite as an answer to the OP. Lazarus and the rich man "22 The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called ...


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About consciousness, there are 4 phases: The Earth. The Grave. The Resurrection, and the Day of Judgement. The Afterlife. It is certain consciousness exists in those except the second one, the grave. There are implications of the Afterlife in Torah: Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and ...


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The late Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Michael J. Sears, a few years back wrote a book The Charism of Tongues: A Gift of Prayer and Edification. In the book he has a whole section entitled, Tongues as an Instrument for Exorcism. He writes, in part: There is a particular power over evil when praying in tongues, simply because it is praise of God. Praise was ...


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Man was made lower than the angels [Ps 8], and at least one specific flaw in man is that he is temptable, as Eve, and Jesus was. And that was present in the original sinless state of man before the Fall, i.e. to be temptable is not a sin, it is just a weakness, and you can even say man was designed as fallible. However Adam fell but Jesus didn't succumb to ...


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A self-subsisting being means that its essence (what it intrinsically is) is "to exist" (existence) itself. The best biblical evidence is Exodus 3:14, "I am Who am." (אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה), the most proper name of God because "the existence of God is His essence itself, which can be said of no other (q. 3 a. 4 ["Whether ...


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You asked for scripture; so, this might not suffice. But recorded in a midrash are possible miracles linked to the Judge and prophetess Deborah. She is asked to pray for them going into battle and several miracles occur. The midrash attributes the great salvation for Israel to the merit of Deborah and Barak (Seder Eliyahu Rabbah, Chap. 12, 58–59) and the ...


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There are two places in scripture my mind goes to in response to this question: The woman with the issue of blood (cf. Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:25–34, Luke 8:43–48) - Who 'performed' this miracle? Whether it was Jesus, the woman or both of them is dependant on a specific theology of miracles and various Christians will differ, but at least some (if not a ...


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Bible truth “is either expressly set down in scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from scripture” (The Westminster Confession of Faith). Since the concept of homoousion is not explicitly stated in the Bible, the theory is that it is “good and necessary consequence” of what we read in the Bible. Hebrews 1:3 is the only verse that ...


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Lucifer was more likely the king of Babylon and his identity with Satan is an error. So, yes, he is an individual, but likely not the one you ascribe him to. The Hebrew word in Isa 14:12 is הֵילֵל (helel - a hapex legamenon), meaning, “shining one” . . . . The Latin Vulgate (Jerome 400 AD) translated the word, “lucifer” meaning “light bearer”. https://...


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What is the biblical support for Lucifer as a unique individual? The Church Fathers maintain that Lucifer is not the proper name of the devil, but denotes only the state from which he has fallen! The name Lucifer originally denotes the planet Venus, emphasizing its brilliance. The Vulgate employs the word also for "the light of the morning" (Job ...


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We are not the same humans we were before the fall of man. (Genesis 3:1-6). The moment the fall came we saw our nakedness. Our nakedness is reference to our sin nature. Sin results in lustful thought, actions, and feeling. This would be a direct stumble to your brother and sister in church and God warns of this. (Genesis 14:15)


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Philip's daughters may fit the bill, depending on whether you consider prophecy to be miraculous (see this related overview). 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9 He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. [Acts 21:8-9 ESV]


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There are around a hundred miracles, all of which were performed by men. With one exception, the witch at Endor. 1 Samuel 28:7-12 The Bible's different treatment of women is pretty obvious. And we are so very afraid to discuss the wonderful differences between men and women, that we can't even admit there is a difference. Our biggest mistake is thinking ...


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The Old Testament is full of references of God reigning from Mount Zion on which Jerusalem sits (2 Samuel 5:7). There are references to the kingdom reign of the Messiah who rules from Zion. These are Messianic Psalms expressing the hope of the people that God will rule with them again: Psalm 2:6 ("Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion") 9:...


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Sometimes the lie in the mouth of a prophet comes from the Lord: But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”  And when he had come to the king, the king said to him, “Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?” And he answered him, “Go up and triumph; the LORD will give it into the hand of ...


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