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How did the four living creatures become associated with the Gospel writers?

This connection was made by fathers as early as Irenaeus (d. 202). Here's a table showing the views of several fathers whose writings we have on this subject: Lion Ox ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

What you have missed is conceiving Egypt as maintaining a substantial continuity as a kingdom beyond the last native ruler of Egypt (Nectanebo II). But that's not what happened. Although around 525 ...
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What is the Ezekiel War Theory?

John Hagee, the author of the book Jerusalem Countdown that forms the basis of that movie, is a dispensationalist, non-denominational pastor. His book follows in the tradition of Hal Lindsey's The ...
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Did any Early Church Father interpret Ezekiel 44:2 to be about Mary?

Keep in mind, the early church fathers tended to focus on fighting the heresies of their day. They didn't write much about Mary's perpetual virginity (and thus link Ezekiel 44:2 to Mary) until the ...
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How can Jesus bear our sin if he was righteous Ezekiel 18:19-20

Ezekiel 18 (Personal Responsibility) is talking about a completely different thing than 2 Cor 5:16-21 (The Ministry of Reconciliation) since Ezekiel is discussing whether there is inherited sin from a ...
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Is there any biblical basis to support a premillennialist view that animal sacrifices will be reinstated in Jerusalem during the millennial kingdom?

I am a Premillennialist scholar, believing Christ will reign for 1000 years on earth, but I believe there is significant biblical evidence that there won't be animal sacrifices nor a temple in the ...
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How can Jesus bear our sin if he was righteous Ezekiel 18:19-20

Perhaps by turning the question around the other way, the answer might emerge. How can Jesus bear our sins if he was a sinner? In Ezekiel chapter 18, all the people under consideration are sinners. ...
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Do the Jehovah's Witnesses believe the new covenant is for gentiles?

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the New Covenant is open to Gentiles. However, they believe that only 144,000 persons since the time of Jesus can be sealed and anointed by Jehovah’s spirit, ...
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Seem we have to atone our sins ourselves as per Ezekiel 18?

I am crucified with Christ [Galatians 2:20 KJV] says the apostle Paul, who also tells 'all who are in Rome, beloved of God' to : ... reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

The following is from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible: Verse 13. Yet thus saith the Lord God, at the end of forty years,.... Reckoning from its devastation by Nebuchadnezzar to the taking of ...
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Question for those who hold to the immortality of the soul

On the subject of the immortality of the soul, Martin Luther has this to say : For since we call it a sleep, we know that we shall not remain in it, but be again awakened and live, and that the time ...
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How do Protestants interpret Ezekiel 18:20-32?

This passage is about repentance. Though a soul start ever so badly, he will be fully forgiven immediately upon his repentance; and though a soul start ever so well, he will be rejected if he ...
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What historical periods do the 390 year and 40 year periods refer to in Ezekiel 4:1-8?

The two periods are a bit of a mystery because the passage does not tell us when either the 390 years or the 40 years began, and we are not told anywhere else in Scripture either. Ezekiel was ...
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Seem we have to atone our sins ourselves as per Ezekiel 18?

The text you use as your source certainly shows that death is the result of sin. Building on that source, another text gives further information relevant to that fact. It is in Romans chapter 6, where ...
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Did any Early Church Father interpret Ezekiel 44:2 to be about Mary?

OP: Did any Early Church Father interpret Ezekiel 44:2 to be about Mary? It sort of matters what "early" and "church father" mean, but the answer is yes, some did. From John of ...
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Seem we have to atone our sins ourselves as per Ezekiel 18?

You are misquoting the verse to start with. The whole chapter deals with a false perception of that children may safer consequences for their parent's sins. God through Ezekiel explains that everyone ...
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Question for those who hold to the immortality of the soul

Sorry, I completely misunderstood your question in the previous answer. I'm used to people using mortality of the soul to argue for annihilation instead of hell. The Hebrew word nephesh1 and Greek ...
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How did the four living creatures become associated with the Gospel writers?

When I reflect on the symbols of each, I see a differing connection, than does St. Jerome, as many of The Saints and writers above, mentioned. St. Matthew, I see, is the Lion. His Gospel was written ...
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According to Dispensationalism is "the land" of Ezekiel 37:24-28 interpreted as "Heaven"?

It's my understanding that Dispensationalism sees this section of Ezekiel as the millennial reign. I suppose the rules are Torah. They and their children and their children’s children will live ...
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According to Preterism is the land mentioned in Ezekiel 37:25 "Heaven"?

Preterist often see a spiritual fulfillment of Ezekiel 37. Preterist Don Preston writes; Paul, who preached nothing but the hope of Israel, wrote to the church at Corinth (comprised of members of ...
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Ezekiel on Egypt's 40 year desolation

I have found secular history's time lines to be problematic in several areas. But there is enough information to be able to rely upon the prophesy of the 40 year desolation of Egypt. Adam Clarke's ...
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Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?

The consequences of one's sins can affect one's children, grandchildren, etc., but that doesn't mean that God is directly punishing them. I recently talked with someone that casually commented that ...
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What is the basis for the claim that Ezekiel 44 is about Mary the Mother of Jesus?

Why would someone conclude that this passage (Eze. 44:2) is about Mary, the Mother of Jesus? The reason Eze. 44:2 is compared to the idea that Mary remained a virgin even in the act of giving birth ...
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Is it just Christian Ministers who are Watchmen, or are we all...Ezekiel 3

Paul clearly taught in 1 Cor. 14 that all should seek the gift of prophecy. For example: 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 24 But if all prophesy, ...
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Where are Gog and Magog located?

Is it a possibility that Gog is just another name for satan, and that Magog is the multitude from every nation that chose to follow him? Isaiah 18 closely parallels the situation of Israel and the ...
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Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed?

No answer to this question is complete without including Jude 1:7: Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange ...
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