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How is ignoring clear Biblical instructions in Leviticus justified?
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The typical reformed answer on this is that the Old Covenant is fulfilled in the the Death and Resurrection of Jesus and that we are now living under the New Covenant. Lets look at this specifically ...

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Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy?
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Matthew Henry Explains this passage with the following in his Commentary: Some make the slain bird to typify Christ dying for our sins, and the living bird Christ rising again for our justification....

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Was Enoch sinless?
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No. Enoch sinned just like the rest of us. He was taken to heaven because Christ's righteousness was imputed to him, just like it is imputed to us. Christ's death and resurrection saved all ...

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Why is the Bible subject to a high level of interpretation?
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The Bible is subject to several different types of interpretation and criticism. This is for various reasons: It was originally written in languages that are no longer spoken. The ancient Greek and ...

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What is the difference between a Bible College and a Seminary?
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In the US, a Bible college is typically a 2 year or 4 year school that specializes in Christian undergraduate education. (typically with programs like Biblical Studies, youth ministry, things like ...

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Clarification of what sexual immorality is?
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(Note: this answer comes from a reformed, Presbyterian perspective, YMMV) Sexual immorality is defined pretty clearly by Jesus in Matthew 5:28 (NIV): But I tell you that anyone who looks at a ...

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According to Calvinism, why does God give mercy to some and not to others?
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Because he wants to, and certainly not because of anything they've done or will do. One of the central tenants of this concept for Calvinists is that it's not what you do (or have done, or even will ...

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Did Martin Luther think John Calvin is a "son of the devil"?
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I cannot find a reference that he did, but it's possible he may have on a specific issue. From my research there is no evidence that he every called Calvin "the son of the Devil" and in fact those are ...

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How does the Snake in the Desert foreshadow the coming of Jesus?
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Numbers 21:6-9 (NIV) 6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD ...

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Looking for a study
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Considering that the only references to this text are on websites attempting to campaign for the legalization of marijuana, I would say that this particular person and institution are complete ...

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Why has God punished every human for one person's sin?
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There is an assumption in this question that is actually the very problem that the question addresses. This question assumes that in the exact same situation you would act differently than Adam and ...

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What happened to Jesus' physical body after his death and resurrection?
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The body of Christ ascended with him into heaven, as was witnessed by his disciples and many others. Luke 24 (ESV): 50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed ...

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Abraham tries to sacrifice his son. Is exploiting a human a moral behaviour?
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Let's lay some foundation from the start. (All scripture NIV) God and Abraham had quite the relationship. God promised Abraham a son who would become a great nation (Genesis 17:15) even when he was ...

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Who wrote the book of Genesis? (Overview)
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Tradition says Moses compiled the book of Genesis, along with writing the rest of the Torah. However from Wikipedia: Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers ...

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What is the Biblical basis for "hate the sin, love the sinner"?
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I think "hate the sin, love the sinner" is a very Christian concept. God hates sin, and in fact he hates sinners. Romans 9:10-18 10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the ...

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What is the process for starting a new Christian denomination?
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Generally denominations form over church splits or mergers, rather than just appearing from scratch. The denomination I am a part of the PCA formed in the 70s after the mainline Presbyterian church (...

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Are some people created to go to Hell?
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Quite frankly Yes. Some people are created to go to hell. However you are looking at this the wrong way. Everyone is going to hell without the intervention of a benevolent God (This is known as ...

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What is the Biblical basis for Irresistible Grace?
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There are several scriptures that illustrate that God draws his elect to him. These were cribbed from this site John 6:35-37 States that those the Father gives will come to him. Not that they ...

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What is the power that Christians possess?
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The following comes from a mainly Calvinist view point: The power you are looking for is the power granted to Christians by the Holy Spirit. Probably one of the most clear examples of this was in ...

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What is God waiting for before He ends the world?
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Unfortunately we just don't know. Many people have tried to figure out when he will come back, or what conditions are required for him to return, but quite frankly they aren't specified and we are to ...

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How should we dress when attending church?
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You can dress however you want to, just go. If the church makes you feel unwelcome because of how you are dressed, how you look or any other reason related to your appearance please find a new church, ...

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What has the Bible said about appropriate Sabbath-day worship?
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I think some of the more telling things about our understanding of the Sabbath should be what Jesus said about the subject, and more importantly what Jesus did on the Sabbath. Jesus healed on the ...

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Is there any reference to Abraham building a house of worship? Where is Bakkah?
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There is no reference to Abraham building a house of worship in the book of Genesis. The only things that it is recorded that Abraham built were four altars to YHWH. He built two different altars in ...

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Who goes to heaven?
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OK, you need some context here. The scribes and Pharasees were the Jews that took the most pride in following the law. These were the folks that did everything that the Old Testament told the people ...

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When is it too late to ask for salvation?
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Considering that the thief on the cross asked and was forgiven as he was dying on a cross near Jesus I'd have to argue that there is never a moment that is too late until you are dead. I don't know ...

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Absent apostolic succession, what is the argument for the authority of the church?
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This is a great question. In the Presbyterian churches I have participated in they have had the following structure: Denomination - An organization (often national) that oversees many different ...

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What does "Jesus did not commit himself unto them" (John 2:24) mean?
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The important thing here is context. Lets look at the broader passage in a slightly more clear translation: John 2:18-25 (NIV) 18 Some of his people said to Jesus, "Show us a miracle to prove ...

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Was Jesus recorded on the census?
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This is actually a curious question. Wikipedia actually suggests the existence of the census is in doubt. In Christianity, the Gospel of Luke connects the birth of Jesus to a "worldwide census" in ...

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How can Pharisees turn someone from God if His grace is irresistible?
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The concept of Irresistible grace is summed up this way: Although the general outward call of the gospel can be, and often is, rejected, the special inward call of the Spirit never fails to result ...

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How do Calvinists interpret 2 Peter 2:1?
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Calvinism relies heavily on the following statement: Grace (specifically the grace provided via Christ's death) is sufficient for the salvation of all, but it is efficient for the salvation of some....

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