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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. Abraham sent his first-born son, Ishmael, away, making Isaac his only son - his only legitimate son, just as God sent his first-born son, Israel, away (after ...


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This is what Jehovah’s Witnesses believed in 1984 regarding the meaning of the 1914 generation: “This generation [of 1914] will by no means pass away until all things occur.” (Luke 21:32) And Jehovah, who is the source of inspired and unfailing prophecy, will bring about the fulfillment of his Son’s words in a relatively short time.—Isaiah 46:9, 10; 55:10, ...


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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 in other official web-sites. https://whiteestate.org/legacy/issues-faq-unus-html/#unusual-section-d2 There was a question, “Jerusalem Never to be Rebuilt?” that ...


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First a point of clarifications: In the widest sense, pentecostalism is the belief that there is a second, post-regeneration experience called the baptism with the Holy Ghost usually through the laying on of hands, which is externally manifested often with speaking in tongues (but this is not a universal belief). Charismatic Christianity believes in the ...


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Speaking as one who might be, myself, described as a 'Cessationist' I would say the question is attempting to deal with two very different things. A prophecy such as the Apocalypse, which definitively (and apostolically) describes end-times and the coming of Christ (and which is part of the canon of scripture) is one thing. A prophet (who is a member of a ...


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The interpretation of the Old Testament in the New is an extremely complex subject and I recommend the book referenced in this summary article about the perspectives involved. However, there is significant support from Jewish sources for reading at least a some, but not all, of the Psalms as Messianic apart from the New Testament and according to Jewish (non-...


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No Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that the gift of prophecy is given in our day. We believe that the gifts given to early Christians served a special purpose in establishing that Gods favor had shifted away from the nation of Israel and was upon the followers of Jesus Christ the Messiah. However those gifts like healing ,speaking in tongues, ...


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Why was Jesus crucified in the middle? It was a decision made by either the the Roman Governor Pilate or the Roman executioners. The Catholic Church has no official stand as to why Jesus was crucified in the middle. However, it does make sense in a logical point of view that the Romans would have placed a criminal who was deemed more dangerous or guilty ...


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Here is a quote from Insight on the Scriptures Volume 2 pp 690-694 regarding Prophecy: An inspired message; a revelation of divine will and purpose or the proclamation thereof. Prophecy may be an inspired moral teaching, an expression of a divine command or judgment, or a declaration of something to come. Prediction, or foretelling, is not the basic thought ...


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The prophecy of the great image in Dan 2:31-35 is one of the few Bible prophecies about which there is broad agreement, largely because it is explicitly interpreted in Dan 2:37-45. In outline, there are five kingdoms depicted: The head of gold is Babylon, Dan 2:37, 38. This is agreed by Ellicott, Barnes, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary, Gill, ...


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@Dottard answered the first part of the question, the widespread agreement on the identification of the kingdoms with the parts of the statue. I will tackle the second part: a partial refutation of postdiction. Antiquity. I do not believe that there is sufficient archeological evidence to prove that Daniel was written before the Medo-Persian and Greek ...


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Here is an account of a dream that Eliphaz the Temanite had: “A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it. Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on men, fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake. A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end. It stopped, but I could not tell ...


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In the Bible, they often mention visions as prophecies or a supernatural appearance by Jesus or other biblical figures. They give the person receiving the vision a sense of spiritual clarity and revelation. Evelyn Underhill mentions these visions as "Corporeal - A supernatural manifestation of an object to the eyes of the body. It may take place in two ...


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Actually I don't see the need to try and eliminate various interpretations. How about using some "reasoning" skills/logic to figure out what the Bible says are the messengers. Isaiah 40:3, "A voice is calling , Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God." Mark 1:1-4, "The beginning ...


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While the first two posters have made some good and legitimate points, one observation has yet to be made, and that concerns first, why Jesus was there at Golgotha, and second, what he accomplished by being there. FULFILLING SCRIPTURE Clearly, one of the reasons why Jesus allowed himself to be crucified was to fulfill the Scriptures concerning himself (...


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Background Prior to Jesus being brought to Pilate, there were three criminals in custody awaiting execution. Since it was the custom to release one, the Romans would have been prepared to crucify the other two. It is speculation, but it is reasonable to believe the two upright pieces of those two crosses had been put in place the day before. Then, after one ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe Daniel chapter 4 has a dual fulfillment. The first fulfillment is given in the chapter itself as Nebuchadnezzar loses and regains power. The second fulfillment is in the destruction of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E by Nebuchadnezzar and the restoration of God's Kingdom in Heaven in 1914 C.E., 2520 years later. There are several reasons ...


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This is a hard question to answer as without checking every piece of literature. I would suggest you go over to Ellen G. White® Estate. There is also a section where you can ask questions to those who work collating her writings. Arguably the experts in what she wrote. Israel as a nation does not really appear in Adventist Eschatology. As Marco suggested,...


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At the time of King Joash before the exile in 2 Chronicles 24 20 Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has forsaken you.’ ” 21 But they plotted against him, and by ...


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