Beestocks
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How do soul sleep adherents explain 1 Peter 3:18-20?
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Most likely the reason this question is not getting much traction is because no one who believes in the unconscious state of the dead prior to Jesus' second coming actually use the term "soul ...

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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?
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According to Paul, there are two covenants. One he allegorically compares to Hagar and bondage, while the other to Sarah and freedom. This is the difference between the "covenant of works" ...

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Who were the main Protestant precursors?
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I recommend the book The Great Controversy if you are curious about the Christian reformation. It details nicely the early Protestant reformers, including reformations in England, Bohemia, Germany, ...

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A question about Faith and Law before Sinai
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If the Law is Love and God is Love, then the law is simply a reflection of God's character. It has always existed and always will. About the law: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou ...

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How can Paul having been alive apart from the Law reconcile with the doctrine of original sin?
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First we must recognize that Romans 7:9 is highly symbolic. Paul says in Roman 7:9: "I was once alive apart from the Law" However, Paul also says in Philippians 3:5-6 "Circumcised ...

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Is the beast of Revelation 13 the same as the beast of Daniel 7?
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Is the beast of Revelation 13 the same as the beast of Daniel 7? Put simply, one represents Rome and one represents Papal Rome, and that is why they are so similar. The prophecies in Daniel, ...

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What is meant by the expression that Jesus came in the fullness of time?
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If "The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealth His secret unto His servants the prophets" Amos 3:7. What is the prophecy referenced in these verses? "When the fullness of time was ...

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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe people who attend church on Sunday will go to hell?
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Do Seventh Day adventists believe that people who go to church on Sunday will go to hell? No we do not, we believe only those who are unfaithful to God will be not be in heaven. The Bible is clear ...

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Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?
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Consider the six days of creation, which in itself is a miracle. God spoke things into existence that did not exist before. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of ...

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Detail about lamb sacrifice
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If we look at the bigger picture, Jesus was set aside as a sacrifice on Palm Sunday, Nissan 10, which is the true symbolism behind why lambs are set aside on this day during the Passover service. ...

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What is the biblical support for the moral-civil-ceremonial distinction of Old Testament laws?
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Some claim that dividing the law in three parts is "arbitrary and without any textual support." However, clear Biblical arguments have been made against this. God, Himself, drew a distinction between ...

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How do Protestants against the use of alcoholic wine explain 1 Timothy 3:8?
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Good points. Not all of us subscribe to the view that all the people drank back in those days were pure grape juice. Sometime it was (a symbol of Jesus' blood), but sometimes it contained small ...

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Is Judas liable for his betrayal sin?
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In addition to Nigel's answer. We are cautioned to be sober and vigilant, and to put on the whole armour of God as a guard against Satan. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a ...

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What is the sin of St.Peter that made St.Paul opposed him in Galatians2:11?
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The basis was the revelation of Jesus Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, ...

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How can Protestants authoritatively declare something wrong or heretical under Sola Scriptura?
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How can Protestants authoritatively declare something as wrong or heretical under Sola Scriptura? Actually, we have a perfect example in Jesus. Jesus, when he lived on earth as a man, constantly ...

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Is my view of the Trinity accurate, and what is exactly the role of the Holy Spirit
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Our understanding of God need to go much deeper than that. Let's not forget that He is the eternal self-existent substance that created the entire expanse of the universe, because, let's face it, ...

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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16
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Legalism is when someone keeps the law thinking that it would save them. This is not why an adventist keeps the Sabbath. Adventists, like most Christians believe, we are under the new covenant of ...

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If the Weekly Sabbath was instituted at creation, doesn't that prove that it has been abolished?
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No adventist believes this: Therefore, according to SDA definitions, the moral law of the ten commandments is only the second set of ten commandments, found in Deuteronomy 5:6-21. The first set of ...

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Why is the "serpent" in the Fall believed to be literal by many?
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We know that before the serpent was introduced, the Bible describes the beasts of the field being created, which are literal animals. Therefore when the Bible introduces the serpent as a beast of the ...

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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)?
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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 ...

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How do "Sola Fide" adherents reconcile with the three aspects of faith?
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The act of surrendering yourself to God is not works. It is the consent of the mind and heart to allow His Holy Spirit to work in you, and therefore render allegiance to God. Works are the outward ...

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What particular action that is in excess to God's Permissive Will did Satan commit in the Garden of Eden?
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Let's consider a different analogy. When Judas set in his heart to betray the Son of God. Jesus said to Judas the following: And after the sop Satan entered into him [Judas]. Then said Jesus unto ...

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Wouldn't evil have already existed on Earth before Adam and Eve?
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Earth was created specifically with men in mind. Adam and Eve were given dominion over all the creatures over the earth. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let ...

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Are (or should be) the resolutions of the SDA General Conference public?
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I find the premise of this question a little misguided, since the governance (polity) of the Seventh Day Adventist church is based on democratic representation, and therefore resembles the ...

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The word "raised" in Romans 9:17-18 and Exodus 9:16?
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To help with this exegesis, you should consider Dan 4:25. the most High rulers in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever he will (Dan 4:25, KJV) Here God makes a point of humbling ...

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We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels
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It's about more about spiritual growth, character development, rather than composition of physical/ spiritual bodies. To man, it is promised: To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in ...

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According to Genesis 3:1, what could be God's necessity to create serpent(intelligence) to act aginst self
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Crafty is not necessarily bad. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16 (KJV) It is the use of God-given ...

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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?
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I see that you are an inquisitive Christian, that's excellent, never stop reading the Bible and asking God to show you the truth. The covenants is a complex topic that requires deep study, and ...

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Why did God create us so that it is in our nature to sin?
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The key piece of the puzzle you are missing is love. To quote you above: God has perfect free will but He will never sin because it is not in His nature. Why? Because God's very nature is self-...

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Does faith cometh by hearing only as alluded to in Romans 10:17?
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There are two primary groups. One hears the gospel, builds faith on it and understand. He is like the good soil. Matthew 13:23 he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the ...

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