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When was the first time God promised eternal life in the Bible?
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It is implicit in the command given to Adam (Genesis 2:17): but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Theologians ...

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Where did the idiom "asking Jesus into your heart" come from?
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It seems that the expression was already in use at the time of the evangelist Billy Sunday. The hymn "Into My Heart" was composed in 1924, about the same era. In any case, the expression could be ...

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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?
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Alexander MacLaren discussed the mode of the ascension at length in at least three different places: his exposition of 2 Kings 2:11, which contrasts the translation of Elijah and the ascension of ...

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Where Does Jesus Say "I will save humanity"?
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The following verses might be relevant. Gal 4:4-5 KJV (4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (5) To redeem them that were ...

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Why do we focus on faith in Jesus' death and resurrection vs other kinds of faith?
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The centurion showed his faith by believing that Jesus has the power to heal and that He has authority over all things, including himself. Notice the word authority, which is a prominent theme in ...

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Where in God's promises did it show that Abram needed to have a child through Sarai?
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In fact, Abraham had other children besides Isaac and Ishmael (Genesis 25:1), but Romans 9:7-9 says, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but "Through Isaac shall ...

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Is 'sola gratia' as a soteriology traceable in the period leading to the Protestant Reformation?
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Another theologian who anticipated some of the important thoughts of the Reformation, including sola gratia, was Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), who was frequently cited by both Luther and Calvin.

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If God is one then why is belief in God insufficient?
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Because people have contradicting ideas of God whereas there is only one true God. There is a brown chair in the room. According to A, there is a red chair in the room. According to B, there is a ...

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How have prominent apologists answered those who claim that Jesus does not love his enemies?
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Remember that, first and foremost, our condemnation is just because we all have sinned. However, because of His love, Jesus died for us while we were yet sinners. He was under no obligation to save us ...

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Did Jeremiah lie in Jeremiah 38:27
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It appeared that Jeremiah was not committing an offense in the sight of God, by not disclosing the whole truth to the officials, who were seeking his life. Jeremiah's account is similar to Samuel's (1 ...

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What is the specific meaning of "believe" in John 3:16?
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To believe in Jesus is not the same as to believe about Him. To believe in Jesus means to trust Him, to entrust and commit ourselves to Him, to lay hold, to lean, and to rely upon Him. This includes ...

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Looking for a specific sermon about Barnabas
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There is one here which seems to contain the ingredients you are talking about. However, it is not a part of a series on Joseph, but on spiritual gifts. This particular one looks at the gift of ...

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Is there a biblical basis for God's omnipotence or have we mistaken 'symbolism'?
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God revealed Himself as the Almighty God (Genesis 17:1, Exodus 6:3). God Himself says that He can do anything He wishes (e.g. Isaiah 46:10). Also consider, e.g. Job 42:2, Psalm 135:6, Jeremiah 32:17,...

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What was the point of the third article of Remonstrance?
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I remember an article by my pastor on total depravity. I shall quote a part of his article in what follows, but before that, a longer version of the third article of the Remonstrance is That man ...

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What is the biblical basis for baptism by sprinkling?
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Sprinkling or pouring is a standard Old Testament practice associated with cleansing and anointing. Immersion would have been foreign to the Jews, who were familiar with Old Testament practices.

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