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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

If Paul was speaking as an authorized apostle and representative of Jesus Christ (see Romans 1:1), as most Christians hold, then Paul's teachings reflect the mind of the Lord on the matter. Many ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

From a Christian viewpoint, the Jewish sacrificial system was a metaphor pointing to Christ's sacrifice as the ultimate fulfilment. The concessions concerning what was acceptable to offer in sacrifice ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

Blood, flour, or whatever was offered in the temple didn't "actually" take away sin. It was faith directed toward God in participation of the process that God had instituted which covered ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus re-iterated the words of Adam, the first man, when he is recorded by both Mark and Matthew saying : For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; [Mark 10:7 ...
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Does any non-Catholic denomination maintain Altar Lamp, following Lev 6:12-13?

Does any non-Catholic denomination maintain Altar Lamp, following Lev 6:12-13? The Orthodox Churches have vigil lights, just like Catholic Churches to indicate that that Christ is present in the Holy ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus did not directly address homosexual activity in the Gospels so a degree of speculation is necessary here. But he was a Jew who upheld Jewish law on matters of heterosexual activity - and even ...
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How do those who believe in the immortality of the soul explain Leviticus 21:11?

To my knowledge no serious theologian who doesn't believe in the immortality of the soul uses examples such as Lev 21:11 as proof-texts, so those who do (believe in the immortality of the soul) have ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are NOT morally binding for Christians today?

The answer is at Acts 15:28,29, but the context is important in order to understand why it answers your question. The book of Acts chronicles the development of the early Christian congregations ...
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Why do the SDA abstain from pork?

The principal argument made by Seventh Day Adventists for their prohibition on eating pork and other "unclean" foods is that while the moral and ceremonial requirement to abstain from them ...
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"Truth Matters 2013: Strange fire" conference" - What does the biblical term "strange fire" signify about the Charismatic movement?

The question asks what it implies to the Charismatic movement, but the topic of "strange fire" applies to any natural initiative outside the commandment and anointing of the Lord. Then ...
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"Truth Matters 2013: Strange fire" conference" - What does the biblical term "strange fire" signify about the Charismatic movement?

You refer to "the first "Strange fire Conference" launched in October 2013" and a new book by John MacArthur on the dangers of "strange fire". That reminded me of a book ...
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What is the biblical basis for only keeping the weekly Sabbath while disregarding all the other feasts/holy convocations (Lev 23, Num 28, 29)?

A biblical basis for some Christians to claim that the weekly Sabbath is still in effect while the Feasts of Leviticus 23 need not be kept is that it's not clear that the Sabbath is included in the ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus never changed any O.T. laws. What he did was to show up pharisaical additional man-made 'rules' that made keeping God's laws a great burden for the people. He showed the real depth of spiritual ...
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What do Catholics believe about Yom kippur and judgment?

It is not the practice of the Catholic Church to have doctrines or precepts about particular Jewish Holy Days or celebrations. If the Church did, it would be easily found in the Catholic Encyclopedia. ...
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What is the real biblical reasons why Joseph & Mary did not offer a one year old lamb?

Luke 2:24: And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons: Venerable Bede commentates on this verse (quoted in St. Thomas ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

Numbers 23:19 says: God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Since He handed ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

I will give you a quick answer for this, because I feel for you in your state of confusion! this can be a tough predicament, but this is really no predicament at all, like most seeming "contradictions"...
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Why does God forbid Aaron's descendants with "defects" from offering food?

From context, we get this command was given to Aaron and his descendants, those ordained for Priesthood. It mentions there these are considered "defects"; an imperfection. It's a symbol of ...
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How is ignoring clear Biblical instructions in Leviticus justified?

The dietary restrictions God gave to the nation of Israel included prohibitions against eating pork, shrimp, shellfish and many types of seafood, most insects, scavenger birds, and various other ...
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Why does God say we shouldn't eat Crab & Pork but Jesus says that doesn't really matter

No, Jesus is not 'lessening' the dietery law ('can but shouldn't'). He is explaining that it does not pertain to the New Covenant ('what you eat cannot be a sin intrinsically'). The Law The Law had ...
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What Event Is Leviticus 26:22 Referring To?

There was a fulfilment of the threat of one of those Leviticus 26:22 plagues recorded in the Old Testament book of 2 Kings, chapter 2. It is not stated to be such in 2 Kings 2 but - with hindsight - ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are NOT morally binding for Christians today?

Therefore, no one is to act as your judge in regard to food and drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon, or a Sabbath day— things which are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance ...
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What is the biblical basis for only keeping the weekly Sabbath while disregarding all the other feasts/holy convocations (Lev 23, Num 28, 29)?

Technically, Christians today do not and are not "Keeping the weekly Sabbath". The Sabbath was never changed in scripture, by Christ or any writer. The Sabbath is still sundown on Friday to ...
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As Christians can we support immigration control?

The state (as a secular entity) and its inhabitants have interests that they hope to further by establishing immigration controls. Some of these interests are supportable by Biblical principles and ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

The idea that "without shedding of blood there is no remission from sin" is a Christian concept expressed in Hebrews 9:22. According to the law almost all things are purified with blood, ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

Turtledoves, pigeons, or flour are only conditionally acceptable: 7 “But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two ...
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Should the Book of Enoch be included in modern Bibles?

Should the Book of Enoch be included in modern Bibles? The short answer is no There is is just one exception to this rule and that is with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The Book of Enoch is simply ...
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