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What does it mean for the government to "praise" those who do good (1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:3)?

My question pertains to two passages. The first one, 1 Peter 2:13-14 reads (NKJV), Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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In what sense do the sun and the moon 'rule' and how does this affect our interpretation of Adam's subsequent 'rule' of Eve?

I have tried to catch the meaning and nuances of 'leaders' 'captains' 'princes' and the like in the development of Israel's nationhood for many years. Is the preposition 'over' implicit in the ...
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What is the connection between the two phrases in Luke 7?

For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under myself; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now ...
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How should we understand the word usually translated as 'authority' at Luke 5:24 - is it given or not?

Luke 5:24 is "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins...” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”" ...
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How did the Jewish exorcists of Acts 19:13 cast out demons before they undertook to invoke the name of Jesus?

Acts 19:13 informs us about the existence of iterant Jewish exorcists who, inspired by Paul, decided to undertake the practice of invoking Jesus' name to cast out demons, probably because they wanted ...
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Who is in charge of rulers and governing authorities: God or Satan?

Romans 13:1-7 (NASB): Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists ...
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Why did Jesus have the authority to forgive sins, why did the scribes take it as a blasphemy, and was this authority also given to men in general?

In Mark 2:5-12 Jesus surprises the scribes by forgiving the sins of (and miraculously healing) a paralytic. The scribes took it as a blasphemy, as they believed that forgiveness of sins was a ...
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Is the Son second in authority under God the Father? 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 (NRSV): 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he ...
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Who in fact subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?

Nine years ago someone posted "Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?" In the 'answers' there, no one touched on the single most important point in that passage. That ...
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When did Jesus receive authority over heaven and earth?

Matthew 28:18 NASB (After Jesus has risen from the dead & meets His disciples again): All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. There is already a question on SE on what this ...
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Who is the son of man in Matthew 9:6?

"And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, ...
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What is the authority given by the Father to the Son in Matthew 28:18?

What is the universal and cosmic authority given by the Father to the Son in Matthew 28:18? And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." ...
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What does it mean that all authority is given to Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18? [closed]

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matthew 28:18 (ESV) Jesus , being given universal authority, is the supreme ruler of the universe. ...
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Did Paul intend his letters be taken as Scripture?

We see in 2nd Peter 3:15-16 (ESV): And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his ...
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What does Paul mean by "if we preach...contrary to [ourselves]"?

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and ...