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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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On what basis do Protestants extend the New Covenant to include gentiles?

1. The New Covenant is the Gospel of the Cross Luke 22:19-20: And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do ...
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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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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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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

Reformed theology's view of the "covenants" of scripture is that they are administrations of a single covenant, a covenant of grace. Thus the "new covenant" that Christ talks ...
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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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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Yes. Jesus was opposed to any thoughts or actions that run contrary to the intent behind the design of his Father's creation. Mark 10:6-9 King James Version Jesus said: 6 But from the beginning of ...
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What is the law during the time of Melchizedek?

Is there any reason to believe that "when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed" refers to anything other than this one aspect of the law?: [A high priest] who does not need ...
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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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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

In this sermon by James Orr, a prominent Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, we have some guidance on this question: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/orr/the_ratification_of_the_covenant.htm ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

As to when the New Covenant came into force, the answer is simple: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: ...
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Who is the object of the New Covenant and what are it's terms?

1. The Covenants of Men When an agreement was reached about wages of a penny a day, Matthew 20:13, the word used is συμθονεο, sumphoneo (sun, together, and phoneo to speak strongly). The same word is ...
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On the covenants in the initiation of becoming a Christian

There is one everlasting 'covenant', Hebrews 13:20 and Isaiah 61:8, more properly called a 'Testament' (διαθήκή, diatheke, in Greek) as defined in Hebrews 9:16, which states that this testament has, ...
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On the covenants in the initiation of becoming a Christian

It's not the old covenant reinterpreted. The old covenant served its purpose, then in came the new covenant. Paul did not offer a new interpretation of the old, but used what had been written about it ...
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What is the law during the time of Melchizedek?

Did Abraham Keep the Same Commandments God Gave to Moses?, answers a similar question: Most religious teachers say that God's commands given through Moses applied only to ancient Israel and are not ...
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What is the biblical basis for both tithing and offering in the New Covenant, instead of just offering?

I think it misguided to relate tithing to specifically "the old" or "the new" convenants. google defines tithe as NOUN one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a ...
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What is the biblical basis for both tithing and offering in the New Covenant, instead of just offering?

You asked specifically about the New Covenant, where tithing is mentioned only once. Matthew 23:23 NKJV Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, ...
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How many non-decalogue commandments from the Old Testament are still morally binding for Christians?

Jesus affirmed the two greatest commandments because "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:40). Paul says similarly in Romans 13:8, "Let no debt ...
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Were the Four Prohibitions given to gentile believers coming into the synagogue found in Acts 15:19-29 based upon the Torah (Law) of Moses?

Once the context of this four-fold prohibition to Gentile believers in Jesus has been examined carefully, then the (unarguable) matter of all four prohibitions originally arising in the Torah (Law) of ...
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What is the perspective of Emanuel Swedenborg and the New Church (Swedenborgian) on Christ's death and resurrection. Does Jesus' blood cover sin?

Introduction There are many big questions here. It will not be possible to give a full answer to all of them in a single answer. But I can provide at least a general answer to most of them. Why did ...
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Why doesn't the greatest commandment include "spirit"?

You said, "My focus is on trying to understand if there is reason “spirit” was not included in the original Shema." In that case, all the additional comments you made about the way the New ...
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Why doesn't the greatest commandment include "spirit"?

Jesus was asked what is the most important or "foremost" commandment. He answered by citing a commandment (or two depending on how you count) namely Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Hear, Israel! The ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus did recall the punishment that had been meted out to Sodom and Gomorrah, mentioning that it was one of the most severe punishments. See Mtt 10: 14-15 : If anyone will not welcome you or ...
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What is the law during the time of Melchizedek?

What is the law during the time of Melchizedek? The following interpretation is based on the 2012 NICNT commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews by Gareth Lee Cockerill. The pastor in the book of ...
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How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus

Q - How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus? A – On the day of Pentecost, when the ...
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On what basis do Protestants extend the New Covenant to include gentiles?

I don’t speak for all Protestants or any Protestants, I am providing an answer to why gentiles and Israel and Jews are able to enter the New Covenant. Stephen says in Acts that the ecclesia was at ...
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Do messianic Jews claim to be the beneficiaries of the new covenant now?

I knew a Messianic Rabbi years ago, he and his congregation definitely accepted the New Covenant and the same goes for others I have since met online. (Meaning they accepted Christ as Savior, ...
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According to Catholics, what is the law placed within the Israelite in the New Covenant?

Here's what the Catholic Haydock Commentary says about those verses: Ver. 31. Covenant. That made with the captives was not such. Their covenant is grown old, and at an end, as St. Paul shews, ...
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