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Well Mr. Henley I think it would be best to read the context and find out "why" the elect may fall to this "great deception," if possible. Three disciples ask Jesus the following at vs3. "And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when will these things be, and what will be the SIGN of your coming and ...


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In addition to the answer above, below is a bible commentary: Till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Some expound this, as fulfilled at his transfiguration, which follows in the next chapter. Others understand it of the glory of Christ, and of his Church, after his resurrection and ascension, when he should be owned for Redeemer of the world: ...


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He was speaking literally in a way: "six days later", at the transfiguration, they did see some of the glory that Jesus would have at that time, and seeing Peter's reaction it was quite impressive. Read on in chapter 17:1-9, that's where your answer is. In verses 10-13, Jesus explains a bit more about the time they lived in at that point.


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As @curiousdanni pointed out in comments, the text here does not put forth the eternality of the Law and Prophets but rather highlights two conditions in which they may or will pass away: If the current created order passes away or if everything in them is fulfilled. It is possible that these two are to be understood as concurrent but that is not necessary....


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In Romans 5:12-21 this is explained: Through the disobedience of one man, sin came into existence. Consequence was that death "ruled as king", meaning it was inevitable for all people, even for those who had not been disobedient like Adam. Death was not a consequence of the Law: it was there before the Law. The Law defined "sin", so that there were legally ...


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Original Answer from duplicate question at "What religion did the Wise Men from the East practise?" From Mat. 2:1,2,7 we can gather that they were astrologers (or "magi"), looking for omens in/among the stars. Just as astrology does nowadays, producing the horoscopes that many (have) put their faith in. One of the foremost references to such people in the ...


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From Mat. 2:1,2,7 we can gather that they were astrologers (or "magi"), looking for omens in/among the stars. Just as astrology does nowadays, producing the horoscopes that many (have) put their faith in. One of the foremost references to such people in the Hebrew Scriptures can be found in Daniel 2:27, that relates the failure of the wise men, conjurers, ...


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Were the Magi believers? Catholic tradition holds that they were pagan at the time of their visitation to the Child Jesus. In other words they were probably not Jewish. Tradition holds that the Magi were three in number, but even this is actually unknown to us for Scripture does not say how many wise men there were. They seemed to have a faith in God, but ...


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The wise men were spoken to, by God himself (not, as stated, by an angel) in a dream : And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. [Matthew 2:12, KJV.] If God spoke to them - and they clearly heard him, since they took note of it - then, being in communication with God (...


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