Beestocks
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If Jesus was sinless then why was he baptized?
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Jesus' baptism was not a confession of guilt. He fulfilled the rite of baptism because He identified Himself as one of us, taking the steps we are to take. His life of perfect submission here on earth ...

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Was Jesus literate?
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Jesus was more than just literate. Even at twelve years old, Jesus knew the scriptures and had a level of understanding and answers that astonished learned rabbis. So, in addition to Luke 4:17-19, I ...

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How do we know that death has no mastery over Christ?
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Lazarus and others died of the "first death" and were raised back to the same earthly body as before they died. Their ultimate fate was still to be determined, be it everlasting life or the "second ...

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Why did Simon Peter react so violently?
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Simon Peter's reaction was inline with his previous self-trusting and impulsive nature, a tendency to rely on self to do what seemed right, rather than a faith that relied on God's promises. This ...

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Why did Daniel feel the need to pray towards Jerusalem, even at the cost of his own life?
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After further study, I'd like to add to LoveTheFaith's well-quoted verse. In the same prayer, Solomon also appear to have prophesied that the Jewish nation would be carried captive by their enemies ...

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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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How do Seventh Day Adventists interpret Romans 14:5?
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Seventh Day Adventists do not view Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭5‬ to be about the 4th commandment. We do not believe that the ten commandments (God's moral laws) were abolished at the cross. The law of love would ...

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What is the basis for translating the serpent in Gen. 3 as a being of light?
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The Hebrew word שְׂרָפִים śərāfîm / Latin seraphim means "burning ones", it is used to sometimes imply fiery serpents (likely because of the burning sensation their bite cause) (Num.21:4-9; Deut.8:15) ...

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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 do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?
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The Biblical predictions refers to the predictions found in Revelation of the reunification of Church and State, specifically in America, in the last days. Below is what is believed by most Seventh ...

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Why was the prodigal son spoken harshly of by his elder brother?
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The brother's harsh remark betrayed that he had the spirit of a hireling, rather than that of a son. His service for the father was not one motivated by love, but rather by the promise of reward. Even ...

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If God cannot tempt anyone, what is the meaning of the following scriptures?
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Many people do not realize that believers and non-believers alike receive a default protection from God. They have a "hedge" around them similar to the hedge described as around Job. If it were not so,...

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Why did heaven need to be purified by Christ's blood?
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In Moses' time, the sanctuary was cleansed once a year on the Day of Atonement. (Leviticus 16:30 KJV) For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be ...

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Does the Bible say for sure that Daniel was a eunuch?
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No, the Bible does not say that Daniel was an eunuch. For every verse that may imply that Daniel was, there are verses that imply otherwise. In the absence of concrete proof, I am more inclined to ...

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What is the Biblical basis that prayer is sufficient as a way to recognize truth?
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Prayer is central to receiving spiritual truths from God since by prayer we humble ourselves to a state where the Holy Spirit works effectively in us. However, are we able to discern if the answer we ...

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What is the meaning of the strange fire in Leviticus 10:1?
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In Jewish times, the source of the fire in the sanctuary was from God. Initially, when they first laid the sacrifice as an offering at the alter, fire was literally sent from God and consumed it (...

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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. ...

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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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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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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28
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The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead, the question was simply a set up. Even though they did not believe in this, the resurrection they are referring to is the resurrection of ...

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Are there any major Protestant denominations that have rejected salvation by faith alone?
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Seventh Day Adventists is also a mainstream protestant denomination (with trinity, faith-centered outlook, etc) that stresses faith but places importance on the fruits of faith for salvation. As many ...

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How can one "buy" oil and "buy" gold, garments, and eye salve if these things can only attained by grace?
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They are only available by grace, which is why Jesus asked us to purchase it from Him. The fact that it is free grace does not mean it does not require cooperation from us. If we take the parable of ...

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Where was God prior to creating the ***Heavens*** and the Earth?
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Several good questions being asked here: Regarding the word "heavens", Paul makes mention of visiting the "third heaven" (2 Corinthians 12:2). It was common for Jews to use the word heaven to mean ...

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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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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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Who was Cain afraid of?
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The KJV reads: I shall be a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me (Gen 4:14) Cain appears to be concerned about the future. As an outcast, ...

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A promise in Acts 16:31?
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Ezekiel 14:20 states: even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their ...

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What is the scriptural basis that the Devil or Satan understood God's salvation plan?
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Satan had a good idea of God's plan of salvation for men. The first clue was the prophecy pronounced directly against him after the fall of men. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and ...

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Can there be free will in heaven?
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Can there be free will in heaven? If we consider the very nature of God, the fact that the glory of God is His self-sacrificing love, then the answer becomes clear. Yes, God desires from His ...

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to Seventh Day Adventists
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Seventh-day Adventists rely on the Bible heavily. So if asked what is our understanding and use of the gifts of the Spirit, then a verse such as 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 sums it well. 1 ...

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