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comment Will the return of Christ (Second Coming) be literal or symbolic?
@Gabe I know you're new here, and perhaps aren't aware of the rules for posting questions on this site. An edit has been suggested, but I sense it's not in line with what your asking. Based on my comment to Caleb, could you clarify your intention? Then perhaps we can pose a question that will pass the board of censors. Thx
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accepted Does πολιτείας imply citizenship status with Israel?
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comment Will the return of Christ (Second Coming) be literal or symbolic?
@Caleb It is precisely for this reason that I felt an edit was needed. IF: One was ascertaining whether or not Jesus's 2nd Coming was Literal, one could clearly establish it from the text and consequently(IMO) it would be a very valid question. On the other hand, if all one is trying to do is establish that everything in Revelations is Figurative, and therefore one can establish another conclusion than what is plainly written in the text, then unless one is asking a hermeneutics question(they might....?) THEN:I would concede it is off-topic.
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answered What does it mean for Elisha to want “a double portion” from Elijah?
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comment Does πολιτείας imply citizenship status with Israel?
Thank you for your response! I suspected this, but I have no knowledge of Greek idioms, I thought maybe Paul was using an idiom when he described "citizenship"(a legal term which establishes one's relationship with a sovereign entity), with the believer's inheritance in Christ. This opens up more questions-but this one needed to be answered before I could procede further. Thx
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asked Does πολιτείας imply citizenship status with Israel?
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comment Will the return of Christ (Second Coming) be literal or symbolic?
@All I believe there are the makings of a good question here, however as it stands there needs some adjustment to determine the OP's intent.
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comment In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
Since Moses wrote the Torah, this question is a no-brainer. However, it's not clear whether there were oral sources or other writings(Book of Enoch?) which were copied from.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the true name of our creator?
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comment Who is being addressed in Matthew 6:13?
That a Good God, who saw all He created was good, including giving man the ability to choose "life and blessing, or death and cursing"(Dt. 30:19) does not translate into "Dualism". Case in point: Moses told the children of Israel they would abandon God and walk after idols(Dt. 31:29), did that remove the obligation from Israel to obey the Law? Wasn't the Law "good", and their choice to obey it "good" also? The fact that they disobeyed it did not make the Law evil, rather it shows the mercy of God giving them a choice to obey the Law from their heart.
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comment Does John 12:31 refer to the event in Revelation 12:9?
Good Question, and one that deserves a good answer. I would like to answer it, when I find the necessary time. Short Answer: Satan is neither Omnipotent, Omniscient, nor Omnipresent. But he is a spirit being, so those that would contend with him must operate in the Spirit. Since our warfare is not "flesh and blood"(Eph. 6), it's important to understand 1) Who we are in Christ, and 2) What we can do to him(under this dispensation). To say he is 'bound' when he roams as a roaring lion is a mistake, just as much as saying we are powerless to prevent his attacks.
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comment What is the true name of our creator?
@All I'm going to voice a rare dissent here. I agree the OP doesn't pose a textual reference, but the question can be definitely answered by the text. For a new user, perhaps a non-native speaker, seeking an answer which the text can certainly provide, perhaps some editing of this very answerable question can be afforded. Answering a question like this would make anybody's day IMO.
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comment How can Ruth “return” to a place she had never been?
You probably know it's etymology better than the rest of us. Have you done any study on the "Ruth Test"(ie: the process by which one converts to Judaism)?
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comment If all flesh will be resurrected, will dinosaurs be resurrected?
@fdb I would modify Daи's comment to say "A Good Answer To A Bad Question". Those Midwesterner's tend to speak in negative terms-if you're looking for affirmation from them, buy a dog. ;>)
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answered Interpretation of Dan being a serpent?
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comment Interpretation of Dan being a serpent?
Normally, the response would be to "downvote this answer to oblivion". Please read the help section before you answer. You have made huge argumentative leaps from Dan to Christ without any support-you may want to delete and start over.
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comment Does Paul support deception to convert people?
There is a Messianic Jewish movement today that does exactly as you say. Mainly it's made up of members who were raised traditionally Jewish, although some non-Jewish believers have affinity with them as well. They embrace Christianity from a Jewish perspective because that was how they were raised-Jewish. Paul and the early church weren't generally banned from the synagogues or Temple,(that came later), so he(and other) Apostles went and taught in the synagogues where they went.