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How do Protestants who believe in predestination interpret "plant" in Matt 15:13?

"Plant" in this passage certainly seems to be referring to people in this instance, possibly even more specifically referring to people who claim to be Christian, superficially resembling ...
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How do Protestants interpret Matthew 16:13–20?

Some parts of this are in other answers, repeated here for clarity: Matthew 16:13-18 is about Jesus commending Peter for knowing that Jesus is the Messiah. But Jesus also says in the same passage ...
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Why was God so upset with Moses for striking the rock the second time in the desert?

There is another lesson that people then and now can gain from this. The second water event was near the end of the forty years of wandering in the desert, so Moses had already received the history ...
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Did Solomon himself actually offer sacrifices to other gods?

Yes, your assumption is reasonable given what your commentaries say, but it may not be correct. Admittedly, the biblical view of Solomon is overwhelmingly positive. He represented a Golden Age, in ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

PURPOSE There are some strange numbers in Revelation. For example: God has seven Spirits (Rev 4:5). Exactly 12,000 people from each of the 12 tribes of Israel are sealed by God (Rev 7:3-4). When ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

The numbers in Revelation are both literal and symbolic. The nouns to which these numeric adjectives attach are mostly symbolic. Thus seven lampstands stands for seven churches. Each lampstand is a ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

This answer is going to say literal. This will go against much of Church historical interpretation. I am specifically referring to orthodoxy from the time of Augustine, till present. There are pre-...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

Short answer: nobody amongst mankind knows. And, I submit to you it is meant to be inconclusive on purpose: "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians interpret Isaiah 9:6?

From the link Steve Owen gives, Isaiah 9:6 Commentary, REV translation, "“Mighty Hero.” The phrase is usually translated as “Mighty God” in most English Bibles. Actually, “mighty god” would not ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians interpret Isaiah 9:6?

One explanation Unitarians use: "will be named is not is. People just will name him Mighty God, but this doesn't mean he is Mighty God". But I believe that "will be named" is a ...
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