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Is it possible that because Adam had access to everything God had then everything that Adam accessed was defiled and therefore needed cleaning?


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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev. 1:8 I agree that it's an expression of His existence or state. 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” 59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the ...


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The sin referred to is not sin in general, but going back to animal sacrifices, after the ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the cross. See earlier in the chapter, as to what the Jewish priests were continuing to do. If Christ’s sacrifice were not sufficient, then “there is no sacrifice left for sin. “ If one has received Christ, he has, in effect, made his ...


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Let us first understand the context of the teaching. Paul desires to be free of the thorn in the side. The parallel teachings of the desirability of being free of these thorns is found, as already mentioned by others, in the informing of the negative effect of not removing enemies from the Promised Land. We must understand that one of the ways God teaches ...


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Another answer gave a link to the commentary on verse 31 which also explains v32. The deficiency was immediately pointed out, but the answer was voted up, indicating a theological bias, rather than recognising a coherent answer. In summary, it states that it is better for the non elect to make peace with the devil rather than offer to follow God and fail, ...


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In the Greek, it is much clearer that Jesus was not only referring to spiritual rewards. A literal translation of the Greek makes it sound very material: And all who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or a father, or a mother, or children, or property because of my name, will get many times much more. He shall also acquire a perpetual living. See ...


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The obvious answer is that Jesus taught in Greek, that is, that the words recorded in the Gospels are his actual words. Since he also spoke Aramaic as many, but not all Jews in Judea and Galilean did, he mixed Aramaic words in his teaching. Some of those words, such as amen were very common and a play on the Greek word men, which has a similar meaning. ...


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Prophecy has a Divine origin 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21) God never lies. God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise ...


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Wikipedia cites many sources that might be of interest. Ignatius of Antioch ca A.D. 110 in "Ignatius's Letter to the Magnesians", Ch. XIII, wrote "Do we not have one God, and one Christ, and one gracious Spirit that has been poured out upon us, and one calling in Christ?" This shows that some understanding of God as three-fold, though less developed, was ...


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From a Seventh-Day Adventist perspective, and also what many of the reformers believed, the Bible points to the harlot of Revelation as the Roman Catholic system. A woman in prophecy and in Jesus' parables (10 virgins) represents a church or group of believers. (Revelation 12:1-6, 10 virgins, etc.) A harlot represents a church that has been unfaithful to ...


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Let us answer this question, that was tearing me apart until recently, with simple reason- The law regarding the creation of images was abrogated by Christ Himself. Insofar as he was GOD, by becoming man, he made himself visible to the eye of man. He, God, depicted himself- not in the privacy of one man's dream, nor to a select group, but to the world, ...


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This text is being ignored in context. This has nothing to do with Jesus. The verse simply shows the contrast between deity and sinful humanity. The words "son of man" isn't a reference to Christ.


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They perhaps thought that the one betraying Christ to them is more trustworthy than the word of any of those they sought, thinking them to be criminals (who would, according to them, presumably be capable of concealing who was their Master). This was also perhaps a common way to greet their Rabbi, a kind of faire la bise along with "Hail." They perhaps ...


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Pulpit Commentary Your BibleHub link missed the Pulpit Commentary which treats verse 32 together with verse 31. While the Pulpit Commentary editor is Anglican, I think the answer is applicable to the Reformed tradition as well. After relating a possible historical background of the war simile (which Jesus may have used) and relating a modern version with ...


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Paul understood "bread' to mean revelation from God meant to build faith through suffering and being rescued. To be Christian is to suffer. Jesus said believers needed to pick up their crosses every day. To understand the reasoning, we must study what the offer from God to believers is. It's not avoiding hell and going to heaven. Salvation is partnering ...


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