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Romans 9:14 to 9:24 and free will
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Do all Christians believe in predestination? No. Do all Christians believe in free-will? No. Does the Bible teach predestination? Yes Does the Bible teach Free-Will? Yes Romans informs us ...

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Did St. Paul know the doctrine of the Trinity?
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Taken from St. Pauls writings: For in Him (Jesus)all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form Col 2:9 Perhaps one of the clearest indications that Paul thought Jesus was Yahweh comes from the ...

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Perpetual virginity of Mary: why did Mary see "not knowing man" as an obstacle to the conception of Jesus?
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Perpetual virginity of Mary: why did Mary see “not knowing man” as an obstacle to the conception of Jesus? Mary, like Joseph, understood natural law. Specifically, one cannot have a baby if they ...

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Foot Washing - Required for salvation?
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Bible Churches, Methodist, and Baptist doctrines do not consider foot washing a sacrament (what one must do to be saved). They would not interpret John 13 as having anything to do with Salvation. ...

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Was Adam blaming Eve?
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I think the biggest grammatical clue is the existence of the phrase itself. “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree" Gen 3v12 We also see Eve's words. And the ...

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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?
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Embarrassing details: Abraham lied twice to two kings about Sarah being his sister. Gen 12 and Gen 20. Gen 20 Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between ...

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Why do we celebrate Easter only 2 days after Good Friday?
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3 days and 3 nights To an American with a clock, this phrase automatically makes us think of 3 entire days and nights or 3-24HR periods. This phrase to a Jew in the 1st century and before would have ...

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According to the Calvinist, why "believe" if something is known absolutely true?
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According to the Calvinist, why “believe” if something is known absolutely true? Philosophically speaking it is wise to live in agreement with truth. 2 + 2 = 4 is known to be true, so one would be ...

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In which scriptures are Jesus' Words?
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The gospels directly record what Jesus said. The entire Bible indirectly records what Jesus said as Jesus and the Father are One. 2 Peter 1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of ...

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How does the Christology of the Baha'i faith differ from that of trinitarian Christianity?
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Bahá'u'lláh describes Jesus Christ, Moses, Abraham, Muhammad, Zoroaster, the Bab, and Himself as Manifestations of God. Jesus quoted Deut. the 2nd most of any OT book. To you it was shown that ...

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Do Paul and the other Apostles command the keeping of Kosher diet in Acts 15:29?
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No. While a few portions of a Kosher diet are highlighted there is much missing ie. fish without scales and birds of prey. From the immediate context we know that he's not trying to burden the ...

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Did Jesus know he was immortal at the time of the crucifixion?
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No. Jesus did not have an immortal nature at the time of the crucifixion or he would not have been able to die. I do think Jesus was aware that He was eternal (John 17), mortal, and would be ...

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When Was The Gospel of Luke Written?
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It appears that Paul quoted from the book of Luke which would date Luke prior to Paul's death. 64-67 Ad 1 Tim. 5:18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,” and “...

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What is the biblical basis for defining 'atonement’ as 'at-one-ment with Christ'?
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The once for all atonement that Jesus made possible. Heb. 7:26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens; ...

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At the Last Supper what would the disciples make of what Jesus said about partaking of the bread and the wine?
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My best guess is that at the Lord's supper the disciples were probably confused. In the gospels the disciples seem to pick up on things and miss out on others. They seem to have a difficult time ...

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How to reconcile both Outer Darkness and Unquenchable Fire as descriptions of Hell
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At first glance it seems impossible for there to be fire and outer darkness at the same time. The best process for trying to understand what the Bible is trying to communicate is to do a word study. ...

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Why aren't the two greatest commandments part of the Decalogue?
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I would say the 2 greatest commandments are indirectly part of the 10 commandments. 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your ...

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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on the eternal destiny of individuals who die never hearing the Gospel?
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I believe there are 3 primary viewpoints to the question, "What happens to those who die without ever hearing the gospel? The Christian views below are not tied to any particular denomination as ...

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Immaculate Conception: Why was it necessary for our Salvation?
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Immaculate Conception: Why was it necessary for our Salvation? It's not. What Jesus born of a virgin, Yes. Did Jesus walk on water? Yes. Being born of a virgin and walking on water has nothing to do ...

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What does Paul mean when he says "rather we uphold the law"
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"We uphold or establish the law" or in greek "make it to stand". Given the immediate context along with entire book of Galatians I think he's saying that we've made the ...

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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?
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Is it possible to keep the law of Moses? Yes, if you are Jesus. No, if you are not. The law had specific purposes. A few include: 1. Shows the Holy character of God. 2. Identifies what is and ...

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Was Jesus handsome according to Psalm 45:2?
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Psalms is puzzling as there are back and forth sections that refer to the king (not specified) and to Jesus. When referring the Jesus the challenge is this: Is it referring to Jesus during his ...

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1 Corinthians 4:15-16 - does Paul have the right to raise himself higher than others going against Jesus teaching?
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Father - Matthew uses strong number 3962 in greek for father while Paul uses strong number 1080. I'm not sure how this distinction was understood 2,000 years ago however it appears that there is one. ...

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Is 1 Corinthians 15:27 problematic for trinitarians?
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The doctrine of the Trinity. There is one God who exists in 3 distinct persons. God is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is God. The Father is distinct form the Son and the Spirit and the Holy ...

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Do we Give our life to Christ or receive Christ's Life?
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People often use the phrase "I gave my life to Christ" to refer to the moment they "got saved". I think this phrase is confusing as a person is saved the moment they believe in Jesus and that He died ...

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What is the biblical basis for “the Sinner’s Prayer” and do Protestants believe that saying the prayer make one a Christian?
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1 Cor. 15:1-4 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word ...

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Is there a sect who adopt "salvation by works and exaltation by both: faith and works"?
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First, there are many denominations that believe that salvation is by works and faith. The international church of Christ is the first one that comes to mind. There is also a belief labeled as "...

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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?
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I looked at many Christian apologist websites, like GotQuestions, which states that anybody who claims to see God can have their claims evaluated by Scripture. So far so good, but how would people ...

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Can a person prove that Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament without going to the New Testament?
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Daniel 9:25 So are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again,...

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Was Christmas a replacement of the feast of Hanukkah or of the 'Invincible Sun'?
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December 25 could be the day the day a star stopped. Dr. Larson did a presentation on the Bethlehem Star. The position he takes is that the star was a real astronomical event. Using software we can ...

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