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Every man is given the measure of faith... every person who has ever lived has been given the measure of faith to believe in and on God/Christ. They can choose to believe or not to believe. But they have been given the measure, the same measure of faith to believe unto righteousness.


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As Dick Harfield mentioned, the text does not provide or lead toward an answer through hermeneutics. By exploring your second question regarding "due penalty," however, there are some verses to consider in order to hopefully bring better clarity to what you are seeking. "Due penalty" can very well refer to venereal diseases. On a deeper level as well as ...


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My question has been answered by Solocutor and I accepted the answer but I wanted to elaborate... We tend to think of "sin" (ἁμαρτία) as something you do. "All sinned" etc. and of course that's appropriate. But in this section of Romans Paul "speaks in simple terms because of the frailty of your human nature" and compares sin to an evil alien living in ...


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The 'wages' (ὀψώνιον) are: pay, wages, salary, reward - Strong's 3800. There is nothing obvious in this definition to suggest a penalty or punishment. Therefore, we must look beyond the obvious and see what Paul really intended by the text of Romans 6:23 As always when undertaking exegesis, we must look at the context in which the text exists, which in this ...


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The term "wages" builds on the earlier metaphor of man being "slaves/servants" to sin. The phrasing emphasizes the idea when we sin, we've earned death. That's your paycheck at the end of a long day of sin: Death. Verse 21 of the same chapter says this explicitly. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those ...


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Paul says: Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: -- Romans 9:6 He has come to this conclusion based on passages such as this: Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.And ...


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Can it conclusively be established, based on this verse and the surrounding context, that Israel had the capacity to believe and yet willfully chose not to? Not based on this verse, no, and not based on the entire realm of scriptures (not from the text). You would have to insert your own opinion into the text and you would probably have to have a sense of ...


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I'm of the opinion that the KJV got this right and the subsequent departure is incorrect. I see no evidence that καλέω has the sense of "call into existence". This is an opinion that I believe I share with BDAG, usage #4: ...④ From the mngs. ‘summon’ and ‘invite’ there develops the extended sense choose for receipt of a special benefit or experience, ...


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The context of Romans 11:31 Paul is endeavouring to explain Israel's blindness: For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. -- Romans 11:25 Paul goes on to say, Israel will be saved ...



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