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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

In Amos 8, the prophet declares (NIV trans.): 11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but ...
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How do Catholics respond to the Roman Catholic Church being referred to as the sea beast?

How do catholics respond to the Roman Catholic Church being referred to as the sea beast? Prophecy is more than not only understood only after the events predicted come to pass. Thus, Catholics would ...
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Did Christian prophets Bob Jones and Paul Cain have the power to see the future?

There are two issues here. Firstly, baseball is not a good sport to be "prophesying" on, neither historically and particularly in the current analytics era. Secondly, there is the general ...
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Why is it that cessationalists especially target the gift of prophecy and tongues, and apostleship, vs other manifestations of the Spirit?

When something important appears to be going off-balance, garnering more attention and importance than the word of God gives it, there is usually a reaction. It is unlikely that a "cessationist ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for "Schools of Prophecy"?

1. Schools of the Prophets in the Old Testament Many well known commentaries explain the "sons of the prophets" referred to on multiple occasions in the Old Testament [1 Kings 20:35; 2 Kings 2:3,5,7,...
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How do Catholics respond to the Roman Catholic Church being referred to as the sea beast?

In supplement to Ken Graham’s very well put together criticism, I would like to point out perhaps the most fatal flaw in your argument, namely that the Vatican (or Rome, as we can put it) doesn’t sit ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses respond to the charge that they are false prophets (because their end-of-the-world predictions didn't come true)?

In their publication Reasoning from the Scriptures they address this question. They don't claim to be inspired prophets but faithful students of the scriptures who in their constant efforts to keep on ...
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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament? Summary Johanan was High Priest until at least 411 BC, according to the Elephantine Papyrus "Cowley 30", ...
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Do/which Christians believe they hear from God?

I have, a small handful of times, perceived in my mind what presented as vocalized words from God. Whether this came in through my ears I cannot say. Prior to God saving me through Jesus Christ ...
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Who said "he would be called a Nazarene"?

Matthew's Aggadah In his commentary on Matthew Rabbi Barney Kasdan explains Matthew is using a midrash: And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might ...
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Virgin Mary in Old Testament?

Yes, there are references to Mary in the Old Testament—vastly less than those to the Christ, Jesus, who is the entire focus of the Bible, but nonetheless, there are references. I will be answering ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

What you have missed is conceiving Egypt as maintaining a substantial continuity as a kingdom beyond the last native ruler of Egypt (Nectanebo II). But that's not what happened. Although around 525 ...
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Can we exalt ourselves above God?

The highlighted expression is explained in the next clause; "He shall speak marvellous things against the God of Gods". He is exalting himself above God in his own mind and in his ...
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What term is used to mean a prophetic message has a present and future application?

The term you're looking for is dual fulfillment. The best known example is the prophecy in Isaiah 7, which is taken by many Christians to refer both to an event contemporary with the prophecy, and to ...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

Abraham's first-born son was Ishmael; but God referred to Isaac as Abraham's only son in Genesis 22:12: Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son. ...
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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

There are two considerations. One is to establish the fact of roughly 400 years of silence based on writings of that time area. In other words, this is in fact how those of that time understood that ...
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Reason for the references to Christ hundreds of years before first century, in Book of Mormon

We learn from the Book of Moses (Moses 5:4-10) that Adam built an altar and sacrificed. An angel appeared and asked him why he did that? Adam responded that he did not know, only that he had been ...
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Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?

The below verses from the Gospel of John is where John the Baptist is quoting a prophecy about himself: John 1:19-23 (NIV) Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent ...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I went to this official, accredited SDA web-site for this information, where SDA officials respond to more difficult questions about their founder, Mrs. Ellen G. White, that are not generally tackled ...
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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

I'm not sure where the idea that sacrifices go on forever comes from when reading Isaiah 60:7. Jeremiah 22:18 could be answered in this way: Jesus abolished the levitical priesthood by offering ...
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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice? Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

The Biblical predictions refers to the predictions found in Revelation of the reunification of Church and State, specifically in America, in the last days. Below is what is believed by most Seventh ...
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What is the biblical basis in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must be God?

In the Old Testament there are two general strains of prophecy commonly read by Christians as being about the Messiah who was to come: Prophecies of a king in the line of David Prophecies of God ...
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Are there any Christian Restorationist denominations that believe their establishment was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, believe their establishment was a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. Some of the prophecies and their fulfillments: Isaiah 11:1,10-12 ...
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How did John the Baptist or Jesus fulfill Malachi 3:3?

Mark quotes this passage in the first two verses of his book and it is clear that the 'beginning of the gospel' is the ministry of John. Mark also quotes from Isaiah in confirmation of this. Thus if ...
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Biblical Prophecy about Sign of the Cross?

Thre is no Biblical prophecy about a sign of the cross appearing in the sky. However, some have interpreted Matthew 24:30 to be that sign. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in ...
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Does anyone remember prophecy of beast with thousand names or possible Mandela effect?

I've heard the phrase before. There is no reference in the Bible that states it or that can even construe it. However, the idea is popular in some end-times circles. It almost always refers to ...
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According to Seventh Day Advent theology when does the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8:13-14 begin?

According to SDA theology, 457 B.C. is the beginning of the 70 weeks prophecy. The prophecy of Daniel 9:25 was fulfilled in 457 B.C. when Artaxerxes authorized Ezra through a royal decree to go to ...
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