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Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)? The short answer is: God is love (1 John 4:7-21). Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was ...


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Here is my short answer. And please bear in mind, that when I (and others) disagree with some of your points, that is not us trying to "censor" you "just because you don't like my question". People who go to the trouble of giving you an answer do so because they think your question is worth answering. Jesus plainly gave us the mind of God on the matter ...


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First, we need to put Jesus’ words into context. In Matthew 5:38-42 Jesus reminds his audience of the Mosaic Law in Leviticus 19:18 to “love your neighbour as yourself”. It was the strict Pharisees (of the school of Shammai) who added to this command what they thought it implied – to “hate your enemy”. Jesus corrected this error by saying “Love your ...


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And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:23) [ESV] In his book, Barney Kasdan states Matthew is using a midrash, which is "an interpretive act, seeking the answers to religious questions (both practical and theological) by plumbing the meaning ...


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Various creeds and confessions can be utilized in answering a question like this one. A general view has been that Jesus is denouncing or correcting actions that were abusing oaths and the inherent trust meant to be attached to them. We should also take note of James's teaching in James 5:12 (ESV): But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by ...


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The simplest explanation is that the actual number is somewhere between 23,000 and 24,000. If an exact number was required in Numbers 25:9 then it is highly unlikely a head count would have come up with exactly 24,000 bodies. However, 24,000 is a very good round number. So is 23,000 as recorded in 1 Corinthians 10:8. Somewhere between 23 and 24 thousand ...


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1) It is possible, that those that died that very day amounted to 23000 and those that died in the following day(s) added 1000 more. 2) It could have been Paul not remembering the exact number. Because of my belief in the inspiration and inerrancy, I believe the 1st.


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Jesus also prayed: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34) Love your enemy should be understood in the context that those who persecute us do not fully understand what they are doing. They are doing evil, but do not fully understand the character of the most high, and do not know that they are a slave to Satan in need of saving....


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