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A reflection from Elijah incident, is depression a kind of illness the Lord won't intent to intervene?

Elijah appeared to suffer from depression as he fleed from Jezebel. 1 Kings 19 3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life.... 4 ...He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might ...
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What is the biblical concept/idea/meaning of Gods omniscience? [closed]

I have rewritten my question a few times because I had difficulties dealing with the definition of omniscience. Originally I wanted to know the difference between the concept of omniscience from a ...
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This passage confuses me, did God literally create evil? [duplicate]

Isaiah 45:7 (LEB): 7 I form light and I create darkness; I make peace and I create evil; I am Yahweh; I do all these things.
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How can God draw near to us (James 4:8) if He is already wherever we are (Psalm 139:7-12)?

James 4:8 NKJV Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Psalm 139:7-12 NKJV 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or ...
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Are "Almighty God" and its variations a poor translation? [duplicate]

I do not speak any ancient languages. I have no relevant scholarly credentials. I do know how to read and use a dictionary. I have read the whole Bible. When God is referred to as "God Almighty&...
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Understanding the Paradox: God's Visibility and Invisibility in Romans 1:18-25 and Acts 17:22-31?

Romans 1:18-25 ESV 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about ...
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Hebrews 8:12 - Does God actually forget?

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Does this verse indicate that recall of certain items becomes impossible in ...
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Did God cause the Egyptians to sin?

I was reading Psalm 105 today. I read these verses. I noticed that verse 25 says God turned the heart of the adversaries mentioned in verse 24 to hate His people. Contextually as far as I see it. It ...
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Deeper Understanding of God's manner of redressing man's sinfulness (Isaiah 10:5-19) ( God uses Assyrians to discipline Israel & Judah )

Isaiah 10:5-19 seems to characterize God’s complex/intricate & improvisational manner of how to redress man’s sinfulness by using “unlikely tools”(earthen vessels) at His disposal. 2 Corinthians 4:...
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Did Jesus say "Lord" or "Jehovah / Yahweh" when he spoke to Satan as to who is to be worship at Luke 4:8?

In Luke 4:8, many Bible translations use Lord as the word spoken to Satan as the one worthy of worship. Those words are a direct quote by Jesus from the Old Testament that clearly indicated 'Yahweh' ...
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Who is the God referred to at Rev. 3:14?

Past discussions about whether the Lord Jesus Christ (the Amen) is a created being or the source of creation, have not to my knowledge significantly touched on this question which I think would ...
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Why is 1 John 5:7 a trinitarian verse? [closed]

First up, this is not about whether the verse is an addition or not. Let's assume for a moment it is not and has sufficient authenticity to remain. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the ...
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Is "God is light" more than metaphor in 1 John 1:5?

1 John 1:5 states that God is light - but Genesis 1:3 describes God creating light. Obviously God cannot create himself; nor does his nature change. I see a few options here, and I'm wondering which, ...
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God is unchanging. In Christ He is fully God, and fully Man. Christ is preexistent. Was His body created, and is He still human in heaven? [closed]

"Include all the information someone would need to answer your question." I'm, uh, asking it cause I'm not sure of the answer? John 8:58 reads "Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I ...
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What is Heb 11:27 telling us about Moses 'seeing'?

Moses, depending on the translation offered, saw the invisible God. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as though seeing Him who is unseen. Heb 11:27 NASB ...
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Are some of God’s military promises conditional?

Though this is phrased as a theological question that is not meant for this site, I’m more trying to get exegetical responses. In relation to the incident in 2 Kings 3 with the battle of Yahweh vs ...
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Who is "Lord" in 2 Cor 3:18

2 Cor 3:18 (BLB) - And we all having been unveiled in face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the ...
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How and why does Jacob describe God as he does in Genesis 48:15-16?

In Genesis 48:15-16, when Jacob prepares to bless Joseph (by blessing Joseph's sons, even as his hands are on their heads), the dying patriarch begins by describing God in a fascinating and edifying ...
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Ex 32:7-14- God repents and proposes to Moses, relents to Moses' intercession, etc. -What does it mean as to God's exhaustive foreknowledge?

Do the texts indicate that God's reactions were an exaggeration? Or, if He was serious about carrying out His proposal to Moses, what are the ramifications for the certainties of God's will? Rather ...
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In Jer. 45:4, What Jehovah is saying with "that which I have built...planted...I am throwing down...I am plucking up"?

Text: Jer. 45:4 (YTL) Thus dost thou say unto him: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, that which I have built I am throwing down, and that which I have planted I am plucking up, even the whole land itself.
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Is God hidden or not?

The following passages seem to support divine hiddenness: Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior. (Isaiah 45:15 ESV) How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How ...
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Is Hebrews 13:8 an affirmation of Christ’s deity?

I do already affirm trinitarian doctrine, so I’m not intending to be biased, however, does Hebrews 13:8 affirm Jesus’ deity? To ask the question is simple, but to define Jesus as “unchanging” seems to ...
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Why did Abraham ask for confirmation of God's covenant? Gen 15.8-21, Rom 4.21, Heb 6.13-16)

Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Gen 15:6 and The LORD also told him, “I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess....
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Does God love those who love Him and hate those who hate Him?

Deuteronomy 7:9-10 NASB Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep ...
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Who distributes spiritual gifts? God or the Holy Spirit? 1 Corinthians 12

11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Cor 12:11 ESV) 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, ...
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Why did God need to go down to see whether Sodom and Gomorrah sinned according to the outcry that had come to Him (Gen 18:21) when He is all-knowing?

In Genesis 18:21, The LORD said "I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.” Why did the LORD need to go down to ...
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Does it follow from 1 Timothy 6:13-16 that the souls of human beings are not inherently immortal?

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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How can we reconcile God's not tempting anyone (James 1:13) with God's sending evil spirits to torment and deceive people?

God tempts no one: Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. [James 1:13 ESV] Yet God has sent evil spirits ...
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Why doesn't the Bible have verses or passages that hint to God's Infiniteness? [closed]

Christian Scholars usually allude to God an Infiniteness, i.e: space (not matter) is infinite, and God fills the whole space. Also, God is Eternal (infinity in time). Look for example, Thomas Aquinas, ...
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Does Isa. 46:10 imply that in God's sovereignty he created everything that happens in time at the beginning of creation?

מַגִּ֤יד מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ אַחֲרִ֔ית וּמִקֶּ֖דֶם אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־נַעֲשׂ֑וּ אֹמֵר֙ עֲצָתִ֣י תָק֔וּם וְכָל־חֶפְצִ֖י אֶעֱשֶֽׂה׃ (Isa. 46:10, MT) מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ - from the beginning -- ...
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Why was Joshua son of Nun not considered YHVH God to Israel, when he made the Sun stand still in [Joshua 10:12-13]?

Ancient Israel would think a person's ability to control the Sun to be a Godly power. Israel could have thought Joshua son of Nun יְהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ בִּן־נ֔וּן was actually YHVH God Himself in Joshua 10:12-...
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Seeking explanations for renounced covenant and God’s wrath “against (His) anointed” in Psalm 89:38-45

Psalms 89:38-45 38 But now you have cast off and rejected; you are full of wrath against your anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust. ...
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Is Paul suggesting in Eph. 4:6 that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not God?

In Eph. 4:6 Paul writes, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. NKJV (Holy Bible: New King James Version. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.)...
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Does Isaiah 44:6 present a contradiction with respect to the nature of God, the Father and his Son?

It seems as though much of the evidence in the OT for God having a Son, is fairly ambiguous, such as 7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your ...
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What was the Samaritan concept of God?

The conversation between the Samaritan woman at the well and Jesus went like this: Woman: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in ...
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Does our Fruit become Good (ἀγαθὸν) [Matthew 7:17] by keeping the 10 Commandments, although [Matthew 19:17] says nothing is Good except Elohim (Θεός)?

By keeping the commandments, does our fruit finally become Good (ἀγαθὸν) - reflecting attributes of God? [Matthew 7:17] οὕτως πᾶν δένδρον ἀγαθὸν καρποὺς καλοὺς ποιεῖ τὸ δὲ σαπρὸν δένδρον καρποὺς ...
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Did the disciples believe that Jesus was omniscient?

John 16:29-30 (ESV): 29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is ...
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Why cover Moses from seeing God?

“And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I ...
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What does Romans 9:16 mean in relation to God's Mercy? [closed]

I tend to find this verse confusing. What's your understanding Romans 9:16, NIV: "It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy."
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Are 1 John 1:8 and 1 John 3:9 contradictory?

In 1 John 1:8, John says If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. And in chapter 3, verse 9, he says Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his ...
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In what sense did Jesus "see the Father doing"? John 5:19

John 5:16-20 (ESV): 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am ...
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Does God literally have a right hand?

Matthew 22:41-44 (ESV): 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of ...
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Could the "Echad" of Eloheinu ever become less than "Echad" like man & woman in [Genesis 2:24, Mark 12:25]? [closed]

When "Echad" is associated with the act of marriage in [Genesis 2:24], the אִ֔ישׁ Ish | "man" binds to אִשָּׁ֔ה Ishah | "woman" creating momentarily אֶחָֽד "Echad&...
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Does Matthew 11:20-24 indicate that Jesus possesses 'Middle knowledge' (knowledge of counterfactuals of freedom)?

Matthew 11:20-24 (ESV): 20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the ...
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In Isaiah 55:11 - Why would God fully become His Word if He could not return to Himself? [closed]

Does our God claim His-Word becomes fully Himself [before returning to Himself]? Yeshayahu יְשַׁעְיָ֣הוּ | “Isaiah” 55:11 “so shall be My-Word that emanates from My-mouth; it shall not return to Me ...
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Who is our Savior: God or Jesus?

Titus 3:4-7 (ESV): 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the ...
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In Genesis 3:9, Did God ask "Ayekah" ( אַיֶּֽכָּה ) meaning "Where-Are-You" [or] "How-Are-You"?

HaShem asked HaAdam a strange question in Genesis 3:9 - "Ayekah?" ( אַיֶּֽכָּה ) Do English bibles mistranslate the meaning of "Ayekah" as a confused "Where-Are-You" ...
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What does it mean to be personally known by Jesus?

Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV): 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me,...
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How can we make sense of God's repentance and grief (Genesis 6:6) from the viewpoint of His perfect foreknowledge?

For this question, I'm taking it as an axiom that God has perfect foreknowledge of future events (nothing extraordinary to be honest -- most hold this view). Genesis 6:6 (YLT) tells us the following: ...
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