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The God of the Bible wants everyone to be saved: Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? — Ezekiel 18:23 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and ...


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When did senescence enter the animal kingdom? To speak openly we may not know the exact moment when they became dying? But we have a few key points that the Scriptures can help in giving some perspectives on the question. Immediately after Adam and Eve sinned, we are told that they made clothing for themselves. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they ...


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All creatures were created mortal, if not - there would be no need for the tree of life. The tree of life was something only given to mankind, not animals. Animals do not possess Torah, nor Knowledge of good and evil. The ox doesn't know it gored the neighbor, thusly we are responsible for paying back the damage done. Exo 21:28-36 ULT If an ox gores a man or ...


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If we are to take the Bible at face value, it would seem to tell us that animals became mortal when Creation was cursed (Genesis 3:17, Romans 8 19-22), following The Fall. "Death came through sin" (Romans 5:12). The Bible clearly teaches that death is a consequence of sin. While some will argue that this refers only to human death, one must also ...


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When did animals become mortal? From the Jehovah's Witness perspective, animals were created mortal. The article "Death" from the Insight on the Scriptures brings out an interesting point: Cause of Death in Humans. The first reference to death in the Scriptures occurs at Genesis 2:16, 17 in God’s command to the first man concerning the eating from ...


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I think that people may be inclined to believe differently based off of their belief of the Earth's age. An old-earth believer may think that through guided evolution, God created the different species, thus signifying that some creatures must have died. I.e. the dinosaurs. A young-earth believer would most likely believe that sin is the cause of death, and ...


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This has been interpreted many ways. And it is made all the more challenging by questions regarding who wrote which documents and when. For purposes of this response, I will assume the entirety of the New Testament was written by AD 100, the history in Acts is reliable, and that Polycarp represents the last surviving Christian leader who was an immediate ...


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God created all life including man who is born of sin and acts of free will and full consequence.


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Background information regarding the state of humanity prior to the flood: The depravity and ungodly lifestyles of the entire world at that time were enough to cause the Lord to “regret that He had made man” (Genesis 6:1-6). Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, ...


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Article 7 of the Church of England's 39 Articles presupposes the threefold division of the law into Civil, Ceremonial, and Moral: ...Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet notwithstanding no Christian man ...


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