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Just to let you know, I haven’t had as much fun as this since lockdown started. After hours of research, I’ve discovered lots of really useful information on General Baptists, Particular Baptists and Reformed Baptists. I’ve delved into the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), the Westminster Confession of Faith and Calvin’s ‘Institutes.’ It has been ...


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Although you specifically ask about the designation ‘First and Last’, there is a clear biblical link to that and the oft-concurrent designation ‘Alpha and Omega’, which is abundantly clear in the book of Revelation, and in JW literature. See https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/alpha-omega/ Who or What Is “the Alpha and the Omega”? “The Alpha ...


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Grace is not by our effort. There are things we have to let go to 'buy' or exchange for the gold from God. I'm thinking of our dependence on worldly wealth. In this case the (wealthy) Laodiceans (and also some of us) should give away the attachment to wealth (not necessarily the wealth itself but this is hard to separate) and worldly pursuits and live by ...


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Answer Summary: I'm not certain this speaks for Jehovah's Witnesses as a whole, but the method of interpreting these references to being "first and last" by some adherents seems to involve considering the phrase to have different meanings based on the context. Explanation: A summary of this hermeneutical method is given by this blog: The answer is, of ...


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