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It was revealed to me by the Holy Spirit that the revelation that Paul refers to is the "justification by faith" and not the works of the law the same as the previous writer eludes to. In Romans chapter 7 he spells it out where he gives the analogy of a woman whose husband dies and she can then marry another and declares that we are "dead to sin" and can ...


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But when the fullness of time came, ... The German translation uses some expression here that can be found in many other verses of the bible that say: "When the time was right", "At the right time" or "At the time when God wanted it". ... born of a woman ... In the German translation, Galatians 4:4 and 4:5 are not two sentences. Both verses form one ...


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Taking the cue words from @Sola Gratia stating the Greek sense of the word "grew in grace" as pertaining to "maturity", we can also relates & infer this interpretation to the Mystery of Finding Jesus in the Temple. Jesus eagerly wanted to do God's Will in redeeming mankind even at the young age of twelve. Imagine Jesus at that age calling the apostles ...


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An intriguing question. But I’ll take a stab at it. There is no direct command not to explore space. As noted in the other comment the scripture in Obadiah is a pictorial prophecy aimed at the Edomites. However Psalms 115:16 states... “ As for the heavens, they belong to Jehovah, But the earth he has given to the sons of men.” Also, considering how ...


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The Obadiah passage is a prophecy against the Idumeans (the Edomites), who were displaced from their kingdom by the Babylonians and took refuge in rocky crags, settled in southern Judah, but were eventually completely destroyed. This is because they watched as Israel suffered this fate before them, and they gloated, offered no help, and even joined in the ...


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John 1:48 does not imply bilocation any more than any other prophet's visions indicate bilocation. For example: Daniel had dreams/visions about events at the Ulai canal (Dan 8) Ezekiel had visions about heaven and the exiles in Jerusalem John saw things about heaven as well Paul records a vision about the third heaven (2 Cor 12:1-6) Samuel records many ...


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But did he? Did he come through a locked door? That would be to say that before he appeared in the room he was outside the room and still in this world and its dimensions. More likely, he was outside of our world altogether, and in a dimension that we cannot enter. Not because he had a resurrection body, but because he is God could he pass into our ...


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Q. Were there other people in Israel that didn’t have Israel descent at the time? Yes. While there were always foreigners in Israel, the foreigners at this point of time included those whom Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria, settled in Israel. Quoting from NASB, 2 Kings 17:24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Avva ...


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Were all Nephilim evil? Impossible to say, but I doubt it. Let us start by seeing who the Nephilim of the Scripture may truly be: The Nephilim (Hebrew: נְפִילִים) were the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" before the Deluge, according to Genesis 6:1-4. A similar or identical biblical Hebrew term, read as "Nephilim" by some ...


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First of all, Jesus addressing the Father as "You, the only true God" does not semantically mean "that no one else is true God except the Father." That could be inferred only if Jesus had said "You, Who alone are the only true God". It is most evident that the statement "the Father is the only true God" does not imply the statement "the Father alone is the ...


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The suggestion is that Fallen Angels are alluded to as "the sons of God", came down to earth and procreated with the daughters of men. Jesus made it clear this is an impossibility, when He stated: In the kingdom of heaven they, the redeemed, neither marry, not are they given in marriage, but they are like the Angel's! Therefore Jesus made it clear ...


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A word of caution: You explicitly asked for a Patristic source and the Greek east does not see eye to eye with the Latin west on the Trinity. For example the East rejects the filioque from the 2nd Nicene council,and they did not like the use of substance (ousia) and preferred to talk about the members of the Trinity as Person (hypostasis). These suggest you ...


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Monotheism A belief in the Trinity is a belief in monotheism, which "is defined as the belief in the existence of only one god that created the world, is all-powerful and intervenes in the world."1 The belief in a single God, absolute monotheism, who is responsible for creating all things is distinctly Jewish: The doctrine of absolute monotheism is ...


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Here's an answer I gave to a related question, What evidence is there that the thief on the cross was not baptized?. It seems even more on-topic here than there. Remember that the original Greek didn't use punctuation, and whatever you see in English versions has been added by the translators, often based on their previous understanding of tradition. ...


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I have heard three resolutions to the series of problems posed by this verse, and found a fourth researching your question. First, I challenge the assumption "as we see that Jesus did not go to paradise that day". Omnipresence. Jesus possesses two natures, divine and human, linked into a unit in a way that is inexpressible. The divine nature of Jesus has ...


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The original question contains an implied logical fallacy: If God the Father is the One true God then He is the only God. I will now show that this statement is incorrect according to the Bible. The Bible in numerous places vehemently teaches the doctrine of monotheism, for example: Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6. It is also taught in the NT ...


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That scripture verse that you mention was used by Arius to maintain that Jesus was not of same nature as Father. However, his objection was resolved. St. Thomas explains the difficulty you mention in his commentary on the gospel of John 17; on this point he writes: Secondly, we should explain the phrase, you the only true God. It is clear that Christ ...


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Vardiman and Humphreys have a theory consistent with YEC. The waters below refers to the Earth, while the waters above refers to the primordial matter, initially water, which was stretched apart and separated from the Earth and Solar system. The great mass of the Waters above caused the water to undergo fusion and other reactions, generating the heavier ...


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In 1968, at the age of seventeen, I read Morris and Whitcombe's 'The Genesis Flood' and found the explanation of a 'water canopy' very satisfactory and discovered that many others, at that time and previously, had also found it logical. During my twenties I learned Advanced Analytical Chemistry and in my thirties I became a Licentiate of the Royal Society of ...


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Perhaps Nathaniel was merely very recently under the fig tree, in which case it is difficult to see any significance - presumably many people in those days in the region at some point or other got under a fig tree shading themselves from the heat of the day. More likely, whether it was recently in his life or further back in his life, Nathaniel had had some ...


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I was considering that verse several weeks ago and thinking that it could be Jesus saying "Yes, my mom Mary IS blessed, and so are any others who emulate her in hearing God's message and submitting to it in obedience!" (Especially in view of the Annunciation and Mary's game-changing "Yes" in response). And the original languages seem to bear this out. The ...


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The tree of the knowledge of good and evil (עֵץ הַדַּעַת טוֹב וָרָע) is one of two specific trees in the story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2–3, along with the tree of life. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil produced fruit that was good in itself and was desirable for eating. Both Adam and Eve proved that by eating it. The fruit of this tree is ...


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