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This question is about authority. It is wrong for you to discipline children unless you are their parent, or their teacher, or their sports coach etc. The relationship you have determines what authority you have over someone. As our creator, God has complete authority over everyone. It is entirely right for him to kill any creature he made at any time for ...


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The requirement to obey government laws is based on the Book of Romans, chapter 13, where the Apostle Paul writes: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling ...


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Nephi was not perfect in keeping the commandments. In fact, in 2 Nephi 4 he cries out: 17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities. 18 I am encompassed about,...


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We can pray to God for anything anytime, but He is allowed to respond. The fact that we can communicate with a timeless being is itself hard to fathom. Check out this passage about Hezekiah who, upon hearing that the Assyrians would come to destroy him, prays to God. God then decides to act based on Hezekiah's prayer...or does He? Isaiah 37:14,15,20-23,26 ...


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...some Christian denominations believe the commandments to be paradoxical; one cannot be kept without breaking the other. The short answer There is no Biblical support for this. The long answer If some Christian denominations believe this, is it extra-biblical, e.g. Mormons, and so explanation will likely vary widely. (Actually, AFAIK, Mormonism is the ...


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I don't have a full answer but I think few words can help... Why parents forbid children from doing things they themselves do ? They know more. Why God forbids killing but killed people ? He knows these persons more than humans do. He knows their thoughts and more, so his judgement is the best for his plans. But we don't know everything there's to know ...


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These are some verses used as you described; 2 Corrinthians 4;18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. Hebrews 11;1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,...


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So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 As Christians we should not base our faith on how we feel that day because, as it says in Jeremiah 17, and as we all know, our feelings are fickle and deceptive. We ...


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The simplest answer would be derived from the choice of words used: Thou shall not ........ (Emphasis mine) The prohibition applies to man not God since here God is the One speaking to man.


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One think we must know is " God will not act wickedly" - Job 34:12 (Sorry i'm not eloquent in English) actually GOD killed those nations because of their iniquity (Genesis 15:16, Deuteronomy 32:43, Genesis 13:13) and what Korah did was to rises against GOD (Numbers 16:11). And GOD is the ruler and Creator of us All and HE has to do justice (Romans 12:19) ...


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The answer is in his own strength. Your ability to resist temptation is measured by spiritual strength. The stronger your spirit, the easier it is to keep the commandments and abhor evil. Just like your body requires constant nourishment and exercise for physical strength, your spirit also requires constant nourishment and exercise for spiritual ...


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Universalism rejects the natural theology of liberalism, wishing to be distanced from much of the modernist religious spirit of the age (a century ago), to recover what it would call Christianity’s true essence. However, this ‘Neo-Orthodoxy’ was at odds with much traditional Protestant orthodoxy and the emerging liberal Protestantism. It would, for example, ...


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There are two things that most universalists generally agree with- they deny that “hell” lasts forever, and they deny that we have a free will. The sovereignty of God- mixed with his desire that all of mankind will know him- means mankind has no other choice but to eventually know him. So by all means, anybody could live in disobedience if their will should ...


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I have never heard anyone argue for the salvation of Judas before, but I believe that grace is free, and that justification is by grace alone, in Christ alone, by faith alone, according to the Scriptures alone... The Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born (Matthew 26:24) 'But there are some of you who do not ...


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Nephi can keep all of God's commandments, at least in the sense of literal physical possibility. Otherwise, Hell wouldn't make any sense, as it would punish people for not doing what they couldn't anyway. If you were told to fly to Mars tomorrow, and then you didn't (couldn't), it would be antithetical to justice to punish you for that. The reality, however, ...


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Thou shalt not kill. As mentioned by others, "kill" is "murder". I am perhaps straying a bit around, and outside the scope of the question, but you might find some of the essence useful. Beware of some doom and gloom ;) In short, it is God's prerogative to end a life, not man. Though I do not say God murder, the commandment is set ...


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I can't speak for every church but, what comes to mind here for me, and i hope it answers this question is. Romans 8:5-8 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the ...


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