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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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Jesus was already putting on a glorious body at resurrection as His body is a prototype of what our body would be like in resurrection. 1 John 3:2-3 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3:3 And every man that ...


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The same way God permitted polygamy and slavery for the Israelites. In a sin-free world, none of these acts would be favourable/exist but since mankind, at the time, has chosen a path where the absence of these acts would only lead to more chaos and disorder for the Israelites, and to an extent the world around them (believers are in this world but not 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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Dr Peter Masters of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church, London, has written a booklet entitled "Church Membership in the Bible" which claims "this book answers many questions about churches and church membership in New Testament times." and "..membership of a good church has a powerful formative influence on the believer's life." I shall mostly ...


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There is no more unanimity among Baptists than anyone else on this subject, but here is a brief answer to the question; what is the scriptural basis for these interpretations? Dispensational view: The basis for the dispensational view is an interpretation of the text, asserting that the “he” of Daniel 9:27 refers to Antichrist. The “covenant” refers to a ...


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There isn't really a single "Baptist view" or even just two or three Baptist views which are in any way distinctive from the views of other major Christian groups/denominations. The following I summarise from Edward J Young's commentary. There are two broad interpretations - Non-Messianic Interpretations (NMI), and Traditional Messianic Interpretations (TMI)...


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Addressing the objection that only the Blessed Virgin was sanctified in the womb, St. Thomas Aquinas says that (Summa Theologica III q. 27 a. 6 ad 1) The blessed Virgin, who was chosen by God to be His Mother, received a fuller grace of sanctification than John the Baptist and Jeremias, who were chosen to foreshadow in a special way the sanctification ...


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