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“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell [or Hades] shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). I found an article that answers this question, part of which says this: In ancient times, cities were surrounded by walls with gates, and in battles the gates of these cities would usually be the first ...


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Summary John used "night" seven times, most likely as an allusion to creation and to reinforce the theme of light and darkness central to the Gospel. The uses have been distributed throughout the work following the principles of a chiasm in order to highlight this use: But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” (John 11:...


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I don't know what category I identify myself in. I'm not a Christian scholar and don't belong to any one church though I have been a member of different sects of Christian beliefs, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Baptist. I'm y take is somewhat unique in the fact that from the third part of Matt 25 "sheeps and goats" Jesus is asked how do you get into heaven. ...


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Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion ? It... doesn't. At the famous wedding of Cana in Galilee, Christ literally made water into wine (John 2). One and a half millennia prior to that, Moses literally turned water into blood (Exodus 7). The Scriptures may indeed be laden with metaphors, but, then again, they also abound in miracles. The main ...


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How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews 1? The Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews Chapter One as an affirmation that the Son of God occupies an intervening rank between the angelic orders and that of Jehovah the Creator within the celestial hierarchy, and that the Son is our ransom sacrifice. The Watchtower Society teaches with regard to ...


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I'm now answering this question myself two years later. Both of the introductory statements are false in a narrow sense, but true in a broad sense. According to the Reformed view, the following would be more precisely true: "If you love me, you will [by nature] show it by doing what I’ve told you." That is, according to the reformed view a true ...


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The original Hebrew is only two words: "מִבֶּטֶן שְׁאֹול", one meaning "out of the belly" and the other "grave". Some versions translate the latter word as "Hell", but most leave it alone as "Sheol". Today's English Version isn't really a translation of the Bible though. It is a paraphrase. Its original purpose was to provide a Bible that is very easy ...


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In John 14 : 6 a : we see that Jesus says that He, is the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,the truth, and the life-- So if and when people hear the word of God, as it is "lifted up" they can be drawn to Him In Isaiah 55:11 it says that His Word won't come back to Him void. So there is power in the Word. "So shall my word be ...


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The Bible informs us that Paul was a powerful orator and we have evidence of the impact of his public speaking, for example as recorded in Acts 17:16-34. However, there is no “evidence” that Paul, having written or dictated letters to the various churches scattered throughout Italy, Greece and Asia, then stood up in the church and delivered his message like ...


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Well spotted. I think you are onto something here. The number seven is popular in John's Gospel. There are seven signs, seven "I am" sayings, the woman at the well had five husbands plus one who was not her husband, so the One sitting at the well waiting for her is her seventh Husband, the Seventh Man in her life, her perfect Man and Husband. This will ...


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Surely it means simply when I am lifted up on the cross of crucifixion. In the same Gospel of John he is quoted as saying two things about being "lifted up": And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. (John 3:14) and When you have lifted up the Son of ...


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first answer. :) From my understanding so far of the scriptures, this verse is talking about the burnt, meat & drink offerings of the old testament ordinances That is why he's mentioning Drink and Food, and Holydays, New Moons & Sabbaths, compare with Ezekiel 45:17 It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings ...


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Angels is the most commonly held interpretation of the sons of God in Job 2:1. The best reference is to consider how the term is used elsewhere within Job. In Job 38:7, the exact same term is used again. This time there are charateristics given which allow for a better identification of the group. Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of ...


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From an Anglican Commentary on the whole Bible. "The complete number of God's people....and that a large one (144,000 is the square of 12 a thousandfold) is being gathered together for everlasting safety. The Church of Christ is spoken of in OT language....the tribe of Dan is not mentioned perhaps because of a Jewish tradition that Antichrist was to come ...


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See here for a discussion of evidence and counter evidence for several possibilities: Were the Sons of God Fallen Angels. The above deals mostly with Genesis 6 and ideas about the Nephilim, but explores the wider context of the phrase. This phrase translated "Sons of God" is used in several places in the Bible. Genesis 6 Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; (the third has ...


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One interpretation is that Jesus is speaking to those who are called to preach the gospel. In this case the “left” is in the temporary sense (as in the song “Leaving on a jet plane”). This view is supported by Peter’s statement in verse 28 and in the parallel passages of Matt 19:27 and Mark 10:28. The disciples “left everything while they followed Jesus, ...


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What is the definition of son of God in Job 2:1? For the Chosen People, it usually refers to the Hebrew nation or people in general. Although references to "sons of God", "son of God" and "son of the LORD" are occasionally found in Jewish literature, they never refer to physical descent from God. There are two instances where Jewish kings are ...


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I generally like timf's answer. However, I would also add that "leaving one's wife" could also be the equivalent of not getting married. For instance: "And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.' The disciples said to him, 'If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better ...


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If we read the same passage (Isaiah 9:6) in different translations, for instances KJV, WEB, AMP, ASV, they all have «(The) Prince of Peace». Then, we can read in Revelations 1:5 [KJV] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth Jesus here is also being introduced as ...


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1) The "age of grace" (a man made construct) has always existed. What did God give Noah? Genesis 6:8 NKJV - But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. In fact, Hebrews 11 serves this purpose exactly to show us God has always saved people by their faith through grace. This was just revealed to everyone at the crucifixion and resurrection and ascension. ...


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