GratefulDisciple
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What is the Reformed Protestant understanding of God's Permissive Will, His Sovereign or Decretive Will and Efficacious Will?
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Your quote source is part of R.C. Sproul's explanation of Permissive Will, so you will find the context by reading the complete article titled "Discerning God’s Will: The Three Wills of God". After a ...

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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?
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Is Behemoth Good? While William Wells; commentary is edifying to read as a faithful Christian (I read the full treatment), but when we try to consider the original meaning from the book of Job's ...

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In protestantism are all mankind equal under God?
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Your question: In Protestantism are all mankind equal under God? Are there people of higher worth and lower worth? Is everyone deserving of equal respect? The short answer is YES. But as Ray ...

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Did Jesus have a physical body before his incarnation?
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The doctrine of the Trinity is only about the nature of the divinity of Jesus, whether it's less than or equal to God the Father. So you are right that the Son is eternal like God the Father. The ...

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Why doesn't dispensationalism identify a dispensation focused on David?
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Dispensation can be understood as "a distinctive arrangement or period in history that forms the framework through which God relates to mankind". Under both the Judges and the monarchy period (...

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Does Judah's betrayal to Jesus have something to do with Judah's betrayal to Jehovah in OT (Jeremiah 2:23?)
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No. Despite the names "Judas" and "Judah" being derived from the same Hebrew word "Yehudah", the OT prophecy predicting Judas's betrayal with 30 pieces of silver came from Zech 11:12-13. Read the ...

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Reiterating John 3:16, as in its whole meaning…
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thank you for your questions. Yes, God is wonderfully merciful, loving, and generous. He is hurting a lot when his children go astray and hurt themselves, because He wants his children to be happy, ...

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Did reformation leaders throw out the Summa Theologica?
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I found what maybe the perfect journal article that addresses your question: McNeill, John T. “Natural Law in the Teaching of the Reformers.” The Journal of Religion, vol. 26, no. 3, 1946, pp. 168–182....

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Contemporary Catholic views on music in the Church: is music for God or for the people?
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I'd like to add a few comments to Geremia's excellent answer. I was an organist myself, but the church that my family attends now uses contemporary worship and unfortunately classical music isn't ...

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The New Perspective on Paul and the Christ Followers Self Understanding
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First, thank you very much for posing the questions so well. I am also in the process of re-interpreting the letters of Paul in light of NPP for my own personal theology and spiritual application. ...

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Question about nativity and timelines
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We need to realize that the Gospels are NOT modern biography, but theological writings showing how Jesus was God's NEXT ACT in the history of the redemption of Israel and the Gentiles. So the ...

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How do Catholics respond to claims that Christianity was paganised by the Roman Empire?
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Let's set the stage by reviewing how Catholic Answers (a popular Catholic apologist website) answers the claim: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/how-to-answer-the-charge-catholicism-is-...

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Regarding doubt, how do we apply Romans 14 in difficult situations?
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I find Anchor Yale Bible Commentary (AYBC) on Rom 14:23 quite helpful. "But the one who has doubts is already condemned if he eats." The "weak" Christian, who has not yet acquired the inner ...

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Is Jesus the prophet of Deuteronomy 18? (confusion)
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Is Jesus the prophet of Deuteronomy 18? Yes. In all Christian traditions and denominations, it is undisputable that Jesus was the prophet referred to in Deut 18. Why would God show his voice again ...

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What proofs that the Jerusalem church held the same belief of St. Paul with regard to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus?
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Peter (Jerusalem Church) On the day of the Pentecost (50 days after resurrection/Easter, 10 days after Ascension), Peter preached to the crowd about Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection, thus ...

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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?
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A Christian (or more generally, a theistic) response to this claim is to expose the unjustified premise of metaphysical naturalism, a philosophical position which restricts the explanation for human's ...

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According to the Young Earth Creationism, why there is still the darkness after God created the light and what does it mean Gen 1:4?
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You wrote: There is an empty room with a 1000 watt light bulb which is off if someone turn on that light from outside the room, there won't be any darkness in that room. We don't have to conceive ...

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Was Jesus a Christian, or a Jew, or both, or none?
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Jesus's self-understanding Throughout his life on earth 2000 years ago, Jesus assumed dual nature: perfect Jew (100% man) and Son of YHWH (100% God). Except to a few people (like to his parents, Mary ...

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Do Catholics believe that they are actually eating the body of Christ? Does this make them cannibals?
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Yes, Catholics believe they are actually eating the body of Christ, but that doesn't make them cannibals. This is a common question and has been answered in Catholic websites such as at the Catholic ...

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Is the ASV Bible public domain in the UK?
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Even though KJV is still under UK copyright until 2039, ASV is not. KJV copyright status according to wikipedia: Public domain in most of the world. Crown copyright in the United Kingdom due to crown ...

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Is morality objective with God? If so, why?
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You posed a good question. You are right in that God's existence alone is insufficient to guarrantee the objective basis of morality. Since this is a Christian site, I will outline how objective ...

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Term that means to commit a sin when you know it is a sin?
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Possibly the word you're looking for is transgressed & transgressions, which this gotquestions.org article "What is the difference between iniquity, sin, and transgression?" defines as: ...

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Can God be different than what the Bible says?
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Your question is valid, and Christians DO have a ready answer for it. Christians answer life and death questions from Christian point of view, and because the way we answer your question have direct ...

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Where is the Holy Spirit in Jesus life before baptism in the river Jordan happen?
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This answer is from Trinitarian perspective shared by the 3 mainstream branches of Christianity: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. This article succinctly shows how Jesus in His human nature ...

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The bronze snake in numbers and the serpent Lucifer
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Dr. Michael Heiser, a scholar in Old Testament and the Ancient Near East, wrote this article Why Would Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake? explaining how the serpent reference in Genesis 3 is NOT the ...

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How do Catholics understand how the title “Lord” for Jesus is dependent on his resurrection at Ro 14:9 if it means he is God?
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Catholics appear to teach that after Pentecost Christians understood that calling Jesus Lord was the same as calling him God. This is true. The article you quoted described how "psychologically&...

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Calvinism: alternatives to evanescent grace?
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The Total Depravity angle you mentioned is a red herring, as John Piper clearly explained in his answer about the Arminian concept of prevenient grace that both the genuine and pseudo-elect believers ...

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How come Good and Evil fruit brought from same tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden?
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Both DJClayworth and www.gffg.info already pointed out: 1.) The tree in Genesis 3 doesn't bring good or evil but the knowledge of good and evil. 2.) The usage of tree in Matthew 7:15-19 is a ...

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Trinity, is the son of GOD, GOD himself/itself?
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In English Old Testament translations we usually use one of the following forms to refer to God (the following is the ESV convention): all caps "LORD" (to signify the Hebrew yhwh, but spoken adonay / ...

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How do Protestants interpret Ezekiel 18:20-32?
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To the ORIGINAL audience while Ezekiel was still living, the new covenant has not yet come. So the operative covenant here was still the Mosaic law. The new heart has just been promised, but because ...

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