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Does training up a child always work out in the end?

The passage you cite comes from Proverbs. Proverbs as a literary genre and philosophical system is different from the Law. In many respects it outlines a wise path through life. It gives principles ...
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Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

The first part of this answer comes from Calvin's Commentaries on 2 Peter 1:1-4. Before we can address verse 4 we need to deal with the first three verses to put everything into context: Simon ...
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Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

Colossians 1:24-27: 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of ...
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What is an overview of conditional Biblical promises for truth seekers that can be empirically tested in their lifetime?

I am not able, at the present time, to give an 'overview' but I can certainly provide one example of what is required. Jesus Christ himself makes one such promise : Jesus answered and said unto him, ...
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What is an overview of conditional Biblical promises for truth seekers that can be empirically tested in their lifetime?

I know a couple of conditional biblical promises that were tested and proven true by many people in the Bible, both before the time of Christ, during his time, and henceforth, to this very day. I also ...
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What is the biblical basis for the concept of "activating", "triggering", or "igniting" God's promises?

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall ...
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What Christian traditions reject Word of Faith teachings as heretical but still affirm the power of faith and its role in activating God's promises?

Answer: ALL Christian traditions, including non-Trinitarians movements such as Jehovah's Witnesses & Latter-day Saints! The key difficulty of your question is the ambiguity of meaning "power ...
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Does training up a child always work out in the end?

Does training up a child always work out in the end? My answer: No, not always. While your question contains many concepts I can agree with, an important concept that is missing in your answer is the ...
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Why do Christians fall into sin despite Biblical promises to the contrary?

Let's examine your scriptures one by one to determine whether we find a promise that Christians can't sin. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will ...
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How do dispensationalists understand the statements that God fulfilled all his promises to Israel in Joshua 21 and 23?

I've read the article you quoted from Chosen People Ministries, and I noticed the writer(s) of the article assume the river mentioned in God's promise to Abram in Genesis 15 is the Nile. Not all Bible ...
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When was the first time God promised eternal life in the Bible?

It is implicit in the command given to Adam (Genesis 2:17): but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Theologians ...
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Why do Christians fall into sin despite Biblical promises to the contrary?

The answer is in the first quotation: "he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability". Each true Christian will be tempted. God's holy spirit within that person will provide guidance ...
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Does training up a child always work out in the end?

The problem Your question's premise is a way of reading the Bible that you label "true, trustworthy, and inspired", that by your reading necessarily implies "he will not depart from it&...
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Are there relatively recently published books with testimonies illustrating how the Father and the Son reveal themselves, according to John 14:21-23?

I do think the answer is the same as the answer given to the question you linked to. The Father and Son manifest themselves as a transformative presence in the life of the believer. Their presence is ...
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How can one attain the faith necessary to activate God's promises?

OP: how to attain a level of faith that meets the requirements for activating God's promises. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by ...
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Are there relatively recently published books with testimonies illustrating how the Father and the Son reveal themselves, according to John 14:21-23?

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,...
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Pertaining to Genesis 12:3 "I will curse those who curse you" is God referring only to unbelievers in Jesus?

Several Promises In all the chapters dealing with Abraham, God gave several promises. As Paul noted, some deal with Jesus's future appearing (the Seed). Some deal with the Land his descendants would ...
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Does training up a child always work out in the end?

Answering from one of those non-denominational sects who perhaps glibly adhere to biblical principles here, mainly focusing on God's New Testament children from the new birth. (As a side note, I Tim 3....
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How do dispensationalists understand the statements that God fulfilled all his promises to Israel in Joshua 21 and 23?

Joshua 22:15-19 relativizes what is being interpreted in chapters 21 and 23. It makes a clear distinction between the Lord's Land and the land east of the Jordan, Gilead. They came to the descendants ...
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A promise in Acts 16:31?

To answer, it is necessary to analyze how the text is written, and to apply principles of theological interpretation. I will provide an answer which I think most Baptists or Evangelicals would find ...
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