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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 Man Eagle Irenaeus (d. 202) John Luke Matthew Mark Victorinus (d. 303) Mark Luke Matthew John Jerome (d. ...


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Even before Augustine, St. Ambrose of Milan and St. Jerome used this verse in support of the dogma of the Perpetual virginity of Mary. Probably St. Augustine learned from his teacher St. Ambrose of Milan. Some quite emphatically understand this closed gate through which only the Lord God of Israel passes … as the Virgin Mary, who remains a Virgin before and ...


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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 BC Egypt recovered from the Babylonian rule and later attempted to regain her independence from the new overlord Persian Empire, Egypt ultimately failed. In ...


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Your citing of Genesis 6:6 and Ephesians 4:30 is good. That's probably as far as we can go in answering your question, however. I want to say God was indeed grieved by the sin of His chief angel, Lucifer. God had invested a great deal in Lucifer. Lucifer was beautiful to behold, and he perhaps had a special place, or ranking, in the third heaven. Perhaps ...


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Not everyone in Christianity believes that the third temple will be built as a physical temple. Many believe the ginormous dimensions given for the temple in Ezekiel indicate that it is actually just a spiritual temple being referred to. Some passages indicting that the view of the NT writers was that the third temple was spiritual are Acts 7:48 and ...


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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 Late, Great Planet Earth, and both rely on a dispensationalist understanding of the Book of Revelation and OT prophets in order to predict the future. Most ...


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I believe you are asking two questions. I'll answer the one in the heading first: Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not? Yes, in the Christian traditions (majority of the denominations) God absolutely does "punish" the children of those who committed sin - else there would be no original sin. 1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV For as in Adam ...


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God makes a distinction between your (the people to whom the prophecy is directed) prophets (e.g. 1 Ki 22:23, Jer 27:9, Jer 27:9, Ezek 13:1-7) and my (God's) prophets (e.g. 1 Chr 16:21-23).1 God's prophets are the only true prophets. The others are false prophets (e.g. De 13:1-5, 2 Ki 18:19, 1 Ki 22:1-28, Jer 2:8, Jer 5:31). Regarding Ezekiel 12:27 ...


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This is something I am currently wrestling with. What strikes me is that every Christian has far more knowledge than Ezekiel had. We know what the plans of the the Lord are for the future of every individual we meet - that he has appointed a day when he will judge the world by the man he has appointed, and that he has given proof of this to all men by ...


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Ezekiel Gog and Magog are described in the Book of Ezekiel. Here, Gog can not be a place, as Gog was the putative king of Magog, prophesied to be defeated by Israel, as we see in Ezekiel 39:11: And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it ...


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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, enter into the New Covenant and have Christ Jesus as their mediator. They believe that since 1919, when they were chosen as Jehovah’s earthly representatives, the ...


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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 during which we sleep, shall seem no longer than if we had just fallen asleep. Hence, we shall censure ourselves that we were surprised or alarmed at such a ...


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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 Babylon by Cyrus: will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered; from Babylon, and other places; Cyrus very probably being stirred up by ...


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God makes or determines the Prophet and sets a “Prophet (as) a Watchman”. The Prophets are the Son’s of Adam, which Jesus Christ identified Himself also as the “Son of Man” or the Son of Adam. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Within Christianity there are many perspectives in regard ...


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Marriage is a Metaphor for/Illustration of Christianity/Judaism/Religion In numerous places in the Bible, you will see a marital relationship (something we can understand—at least a little) used as a metaphor for or illustration of (genuine) religion, that is, a relationship with God. In the New Testament, Paul talks like this in Ephesians 5:22-33, when he ...


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Mawia did an excellent job of explaining the meaning of the passage. Let me address the issue of 'adult language'. The Bible wasn't written for children. There is absolutely no reason to expect that everything in it should be 'family friendly'. If God wants to talk about people's sexual behaviour, then he is going to have to talk about sex, and there's not ...


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Ezekiel’s Vision is essentially divided into three main parts, according to this Bible study from a Baptist source: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Lords Glory (1:10-28) The Prophet’s Commission and the Hardships He Would Encounter (2:1-10). The Prophet’s Message (3:1-27). And the intention of the vision can be viewed as the following, according to ...


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all Israel will be saved The phrase above lends itself to several possibilities. Every descendant of Jacob will eventually end up in heaven. All those of Israel who were "blinded" will be saved. Israel is a metaphor for all those of faith who are Abraham's children. The Israel that will be saved is the faithful remnant that remains at the end of the ...


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The included commentaries include references to the following verses, among others (the citations in each have been preserved in this answer). Daniel 7:13-14 In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 1He was given ...


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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 commentary on Ezekiel chap. 29 indicates a 40 year time span from the taking by Nebuchadnezzar to the release under Cyrus. Introduction Chap. 29, "and God is ...


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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 apostates; and each individual soul is answerable to God directly. The principle sentence in the question is: This seems to teach that sin directly corresponds to ...


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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 instructed to start giving this dramatic lesson to the exiles in the fifth year of Jehoiachin’s captivity. Jehoiachin, and Ezekiel, went into captivity in 598 bc, so ...


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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 there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever” (37:24–25). Though some have attempted to take this prophecy in less than its literal meaning, ...


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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 the remnant of Israel) and he said, “you are the temple of God, as it is written” (my emphasis). He then quoted– verbatim!!– from Ezekiel 37:26! So, for Paul, ...


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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 to the Hebrews, and details the connection of Jesus as Messiah, described in the Old Testament Prophecies. The symbol of Judah is a Lion. The Lion protects and ...


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It doesn't matter if the prophecies are short or long term; the only thing that matters is if they are truly speaking the word that God gave to them: Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they ...


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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 he was raised in the foster system because his mother was a "crack whore". He has trouble fitting into society and holding a job and is living on government ...


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The two scriptures you quote are in effect saying the same thing. Please note that in Exodus 20:5 it is speaking of worshiping Idols, while Ezekiel 19:20 is in reference to sin in general. In Exodus God is it need be noted that God said to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me. where in Ezekiel God is making reference to a person's sins. ...


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One can't give a Catholic Opinion on the bible, but you can at least quote what the comments of the New American Bible state without becoming a heretic: So corrupt and depraved are the two sisters that their executioners win the esteemed title “righteous,” for they have acted appropriately as agents of the Lord’s judgment. Comments on Ezekiel 23:36-49 ...


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