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Welcome to the group. I'm new here myself. Do those verses show that the Christian is more able to fulfill God's commands than the old testament believer was? No, they do not, but maybe not in the way you might initially think. Jer 31:33 and Ezek 36:26 are both in the OT, and indicate that they are the only way to fulfill God's commands. Your question ...


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The only way to God and the only mean of salvation is through Jesus Christ (John 3:15-16; 14:6), God made flesh (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6-7; Colossians 2:9). If someone does not have (or despise) Jesus, neither will have the Father (God) (1 John 2:23). Maybe they could worship and pray to a god, but it wouldn't be the God of the Bible. This include all ...


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I think the answer would be because they are Christians. As such they should be focusing on correct doctrine rather than dissing religious groups, and they should do so in a Christ like manner. Sometimes some religions are so diametrically opposed that you will find criticism inevitable and it certainly exists in a number of cases. I have noticed that ...


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Todays Christians generally agree that genocide is bad, that World War Two happened, that the good side won. And Jesus was not a time traveller. Your question belies a deep ignorance about Christianity, Judaism and History generally. Even just the fact that the Old Testament is the basis of Christianity (expanded with the New Testament) is very strange to ...


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My experience has not been similar to yours, in that I do hear church leaders criticise other religions. In addition, as a young man I don't know what things were like a few decades ago to compare it too. Nevertheless, I want to attempt to answer the question. This article, from a prominent Evangelical source, discusses the way in which the author suggests ...


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Well it depends on who was attempting to teach Jesus at the time. The Pharisees heavily influenced by Greek philosophy, would likely have concurred with Josephus,himself a Pharisee, who wrote: "Now as to Hades, wherein the souls of the righteous and unrighteous are detained, it is necessary to speak of it. Hades is a place in the world not regularly ...


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To understand their view, you would need to understand what Sheol is to them. In The Hebrew Old Testament, or the Judaism view, Sheol (שְׁאוֹל) is described as the permanent place of the dead, known as the common grave for man (mankind), in addition, it is associated with an individual’s burial place or grave (Judges 16:31; Genesis 35:20) or a burial tomb (...


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As a United Methodist pastor for nearly forty years, a contemplative mystic, I have found PaRDeS to be illuminating in all facets of spirituality. In short, PaRDeS points to four ways of seeing the world (i.e., worldviews). The quadrilateral pertains to only one worldview. Peshat: the worldview of followers, or the multitude; Remez; the worldview of ...


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There is no agreement on this within the movement: some believe that adherence to the Oral Law, as encompassed by the Talmud, is against Messianic beliefs some deny the authority of the Pharisees, believing that they were superseded, and their teachings contradicted, by Messianism some call rabbinic commentaries such as the Mishnah and the Talmud "...


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