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When the peoples of earth do not understand the third chapter of Genesis, the story of Adam and Eve, and the sin that was forbidden for each and every one of us we cannot understand God, goodness, holiness, or the rest of the Bible. Departing from God and following the ways of Satan is established in Genesis and revisited throughout every story in scripture. ...


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Did God ever accept a sacrifice that was against His own law? The short answer is no if offered to pagan gods which are none other than demons. The Scriptures are quite clear on this! 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth ...


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Christ was the fulfillment of a prophecy made thousands of years earlier by Abraham during the sacrifice of Isaac, his son. And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Gen 22:8 Circa 27 CE this was fulfilled. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of ...


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Jesus was not 'burnt'. Jesus was not offered to Molech or any other god. Jesus offered himself, voluntarily. He was not 'offered' by another. The "commandment of the Father is everlasting life" (John 12:50) ergo, the sacrifice was not a contradiction of Deity in any way, as that sacrifice was the only possible way to fulfill that commandment. ...


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Clearly the New Testament does not condemn slavery, it was one of the ways people paid off debts. The NT does condemn mistreatment of anyone, we are all brothers in Christ. Philemon was a runaway slave that Paul writes about. Do not confuse slavery with racism. Two separate issues. Racism and mistreatment are condemned.


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In the antebellum US, the Bible was used by both supporters and opponents of slavery to support their own position on race-based slavery. For some interpretations from the period, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bible_and_slavery#Nineteenth-century_English_and_American_debate . Slavery was taken for granted by the humans who wrote the Bible, as a ...


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Edit: I'm speaking specifically to OP's statement "I'm wondering maybe what we think today, wasn't simply understood to people in past." I don't think it's "understanding" that most people lack, rather I think people want to rule creation according to their own wisdom and not God's, and since that wisdom is twisted we end up justifying ...


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Your question asks WHY premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth and what the basis is for their beliefs. My answer is not an attempt to justify this view but is simply the result of my research into this subject. There are two groups of premillennialists – historic and dispensational. My answer deals only with ...


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Galations 3:26-29 NIV (emphasis mine) 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are ...


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The most striking and most comprehensive statement I know of in this regard, not just in scripture but anywhere, is made by Paul on Mars Hill in Athens, as reported by Luke : God that made the world and all things therein ... hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth. [Acts 17:22 and 26 KJV] εξ ενος αιματος [TR - ...


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As far as the Jews were/are concerned, the most significant difference between differing people groups in the Bible was/is the distinction between Jews and Gentiles. All other distinctions, such as wealth, colour of skin, etc, are as nothing compared to this difference. This was the chief difference in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, in that Jew ...


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It is noticeable in scripture that the words σημεῖον, semeion, ('miracle' or 'sign') Strong 4592 and δύναμις, dunamis, ('miracle') Strong 1411 occur several times in the gospel accounts and the Acts of the Apostles, rarely in the early epistles of Paul, then never in the later epistles, and never in the pastoral epistles to Timothy and Titus. No instruction ...


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What is the biblical basis for hearing God's audible voice today? It seems that God spoke audibly at Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan by St. John the Baptist. 16As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “...


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Biblical pattern, described in my answer below, may differ from actual practice. I have indeed heard people praying in the manner you described, especially among Pentecostals who emphasize the experience of the person of the Holy Spirit. Typically they invoke the 3 persons according to the request: Father: for thanksgiving for life, for fulfillment of His ...


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No, but perhaps we need to define prayer in this context. In the OT all prayer was to God - they knew of one God, Yahweh, who is also referred to as Father. In the NT, Jesus came to reveal the Father, his Father, God. We pray to the Father as Jesus modelled in his prayers. There is every great reason to give praise to Jesus and thanks for his wonderful life ...


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Since Christ, in the Christian dispensation is seen as both a hypostasis of God in Man; likewise, but also unlike in degree, man is a hypostasis of soul in flesh. When God created man in his image; it was both spiritual and physical image.


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The late itinerant preacher, evangelist, and author, Paul E. Little, who traveled nationally as a representative of Inter/Varsity Christian Fellowship, said in a sermon I listened to at spiritual emphasis week at Emmaus Bible College, that Christians should not necessarily experience a "liver quiver" when attempting to discern God's will. Good ...


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When you’re born again and the Holy Spirit dwells in you. There’s a tangible presence you can feel. In 1 Co. 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? Not all the time, or continually - but it’s there intermittently. Some call it the Holy Spirit chill, but whatever you call it, this occurs (Rom 8:16) The ...


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There is no mention of Millennial Reign taking place on earth. Not true. When Christ returns, the tribulation will end and he will become King of Kings, here on Earth: Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. — Matthew 5:5 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” — Revelation 5:10 The kingdoms of this ...


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I fear you have not read enough of the Bible because God hates human sacrifice. The pagan nations that surrounded the Israelites practiced human sacrifice as part of the worship of false gods. God declared that such “worship” was detestable to Him and that He hates it. You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the ...


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