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We must assume the salvation of the entire households in both cases cited. In the case of Lydia, it is not certain her household included children, or if children they were infants. The phrase household may have included servants. Regarding the conversion of Phillipian jailer: Given the facts that 1. The Philippian jailer inquired into how to be ...


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All the Godhead dwells in Jesus, Jesus is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe it was God which is spirit talking to the Man nature of Christ. Jesus prayed to his self. The man nature of him praying to the divine nature. The Godhead is Jesus, fully man and fully God.


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The Idea in Brief When Paul was converted, he engaged the Jews in Damascus who rejected his testimony. Paul departed Damascus, and traveled to Arabia, which was the sanctuary of Elijah and Moses when they too were rejected by the Jewish people. After Paul had returned to Damascus, he faced not only more hostility, but death. He then escaped Damascus through ...


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The texts in question In Act 9:20-28 we read: Acts 9:20 Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. 21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief ...


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The question appears to attempt to harmonise Paul's Epistle to the Galatians with Acts of the Apostles by defining a sequence of events that minimises apparent contradictions. Scholars and theologians such as John Shelby Spong (Born of a Woman, page 109) point out that Galatians 1:16-17 and Acts 9:19-29 give very different accounts of Paul’s travels from ...


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While the phrase "this sound" could refer to either the sound of the wind (vs. 2) or the speaking in tongues (vs. 4), several facts point to "this sound" being the speaking in tongues. The most recent antecedent for the pronoun "this" would be the believers speaking in tongues in vs. 4. 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began ...


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The many references to famine are true but one thing which seems odd is the slowness of response. Famine relief needs to be fast yet this collection takes a long time and Paul is revisiting churches and waiting at least one winter while organising it and moving the silver(?) with a group of men. I would suggest that this is as much about sharing capital as ...


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In the original Hebrew we find the LORD (yud-hey-vahv-hey) says to my Lord (Adonee). The second lord, being in the singular, is referring to a human king or nobleman. In historical context it becomes clear that this psalm, written by David, was meant to be sung by the kohenim during temple liturgy. The kohenim would sing "The LORD says to my lord (king ...


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Though Sunday is not the true day of rest. It's Saturday according to the Law. But when Christ came, he fulfilled the demands of the sabbath day on our behalf. So if we worship on a Sunday, rest from the 6 days work is not the issue. Three remarkable events occurred on Sunday. 1-the light of Christ that God commanded to shine came to be on the 1st day of ...



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