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No, there is no contradiction here. Even without tearing into the details of what each concept means, a plain reading of the text introduces no contradiction. First of all, your characterization of the first passage as Jesus "abdicating" isn't quite accurate as that word would imply he completely removed himself from the position of authority. That's not ...


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The night is death. Work refers to serving God and doing good works. Jesus, in this passage, senses his own coming death. In the verse after, John 9:5, Jesus says that he is the light of the world as long as he is in the world. Therefore, when he leaves the world (in the sense of his death and ascension), day becomes night. John 6:29 mentions a single ...


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The passage 1 Thess. 4:14-18 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend ...


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Taken from Wikipedia: Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become transparent. This means that gold can actually be transparent. In fact, here you can see that it is used also in NASA's spacesuits to cover the helmet, as it is said: The visor is coated with a thin layer of gold that filters out the sun's harmful rays. According to Revelation ...


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I think we need to take another look at the Greek word apostasia here. Firstly, we need to understand that its usage is not exclusive to a departure from anything specific. It is only used twice in the New Testament (Acts 21:21; 2 Thess 2:3), but other forms (derivations) of the word appear in places such as Luke 4:13, Luke 1:8, etc. It was also used in ...


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The "man-child" caught up to the Throne of God is clearly Christ. From Hippolytus(An Early Church Father) "On Christ and Antichrist" pgr. 61 by which is meant that the Church, always bringing forth Christ, the perfect man-child of God, who is declared to be God and man, becomes the instructor of all the nations. And the words, her child was caught ...


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The subject can be found in verses 4 and 5 of Matt. 24. The first one taken is taken into deception and worship the antichrist. The one left is left waiting for the true Christ to return. The anti christ comes first PEACEFULLY AND PROSPEROUSLY. He comes claiming to be christ, the whole world will whore after Him thinking he's here to "Rapture" them away... ...



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