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Lazarus and others who were by Jesus raised from the dead died again since they weren't raised into a glorified human body. This means they are still in the grip of death. But not Jesus. Death could not hold Him (Acts 2:24) But God raised Him from the dead, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. and ...


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Contemporary English version 1 Corinthians 15:24 "Then after Christ has destroyed all powers and forces, the end will come, and he will give the kingdom to God the Father.." It's referring to the final outcome ie the end. Verse 25 "Christ will rule until he puts all his enemies under his power," Please note, it says 'until' he has ...


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This verse does not stand alone. As is the case with many of the proverbs the entire thought is expressed in two (or more) verses: The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. - Proverbs 21:1-2 These verses highlight two critical ...


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As a non-Calvinist, I'd say that if it's taken literally, that would be the case; but should we take it literally? After all, we already know that God has given us the choice to choose between good and evil in this world and this implies the existence of free will. Thus, we should simply interpret this verse as simply demonstrating the magnitude of Gods ...


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It is true enough, that no one really disregards a biblical text, but over centuries of practise, every group (to varying degrees) has re-interpreted, re-imagined and re-written the text to avoid the obvious negative implications to their favourite theology. To the point that if they cannot find what they want, they inserted additional words to assist their ...


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The phrase appears in the KJV and NKJV, it doesn't appear in any other major translation. First, the phrase is only found in two Greek texts and some Latin and Syriac texts. The term translated by 'pricks' comes from the Old English prikke, as in to prick and translates the Greek word kentron. This word has the meaning of a 'sharp, pointed projection used in ...


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Or Paul has no credible witnesses for his ostensible conversion on the road to Damascus. Ask yourselves why there's 33000+ worldwide denominations. One crucial figure is always Shaul (Paul) who changed his own name, who professed and taught "my gospel" as opposed to the gospel of the one and only Yahushua Ha'Mashiach, our King and Saviour. Remember ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas quotes these Fathers in his Catena Aurea on Luke 1:35: GREG. By the term overshadowing, both natures of the Incarnate God are signified. For shadow is formed by light and matter. But the Lord by His Divine nature is light. Because then immaterial light was to be embodied in the Virgin’s womb, it is well said to her, The power of the ...


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That the Son (in regard to his Deity) should have a relationship with his Father which is a matter of filial and voluntary subjection does not mean that he is not equal in Deity to the Father. Equal in Divine nature, or 'form', as we see in Philippians : who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God, [Philippians 2:6 YLT] Yet ...


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The answers I see here are mostly arguments for whether or not God overrides free will or not in the case of Exodus 10:3. But there are other examples of “victims” of divine hardenings: Pharaoh (Exodus 4:21; 7:3; 9:12; 10:1, 20, 27; 11:10; 14:4, 8, 17, and arguably 14:5, 18) the Moabite king Sihon (Deuteronomy 2:30) the army of Canaan in the time of Joshua (...


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The four living creatures and twenty-four elders in Revelation? According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewaido Church the twenty-four elder are Holy Angels (Seraphim). The twenty-four Priests of heaven are a class of priestly angels positioned in the fifth rank of angelic hierarchy and perform priestly duties without rest. (Rev. 4:4, 10, 11) They have been ...


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The best I can do for longstanding traditional interpretations is to cite those found in the Church Fathers. The twenty-four elders are less discussed. Victorinus offers three interpretations: they are the twenty-four Old Testament books (a natural counterpart to the living creatures as the Four Gospels), or they are the twelve patriarchs and twelve apostles,...


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