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What does John 3:16 mean by "perish"?

John 3:14-16 (ESV): 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world,...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

Revelation 14:11 (ESV) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its ...
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Does Revelation 20:10,14-15 teach eternal conscious torment (ECT) of the wicked?

Revelation 20:10 (YLT) 10 and the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and ...
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Does Proverbs 5:22a mean that one particular person's inquities would also cause others involved to be punished/disciplined?

Proverbs 5:21-23 New American Standard Bible 1995 21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths. 22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be ...
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What is the meaning of "swift destruction" in 2 Peter 2:1

2 Peter 2:1 NASB But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who ...
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Is eternal fire quenchable (Jude 1:6-7) or unquenchable (Mark 9:47-49)?

Jude 1:6-7 (ESV) 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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Does numbers 16 showcase the reality of Hell/Sheol?

We read: “And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “Separate yourselves from the midst of this community, that I can destroy them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces, and they said, “God, ...
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God sides with the sinner at the expense of the would-be victim, why?

“The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to ...
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John 3:36 & Continual Wrath

Q: What does the analysis of the Greek text indicate for “continuous wrath” against the “object”(person who disbelieves) in Christ? Put it another way: Does the Greek text show from John 3:36 that the ...
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What are the Dangers of the Judgemental side of David's life in the Bible?

(Related Posting: What deeper understanding can the bible reader get from the 2 Samuel 8:2's account of how David killed off the defeated people of Moab? ) David can be seen as a warrior-King ...
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What is the meaning of the word " Judgement" in this verse

Joh 9:39 BSB Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” If this means condemnation then it's is hardly reconcilable ...
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Does 2 Samuel 12:9-11 prove that God will sometimes never stop His chastisements upon a Christian?

We read that after King David sinned against God, Uriah, Bathsheba, and the whole nation of Israel; God said “the sword shall never depart from your house”. Can we find any exegetical grounds with 2 ...
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Why does "The Judgment" before God appear to be missing in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (cf. 2 Cor. 5:10)?

In the Letter to the Thessalonians, we are told: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, ...
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Is Baptism by Fire, signify cleansing of Saints for a glorified body?

Fire symbolizes testing and judgment Question is raised as per the following verses: Please do enlighten me Matthew 3:11 - “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming ...
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How to reconcile 2 Thessalonians 1:9 with Revelation 14:10

2 Thessalonians 1:9 describes the eternal fate of those who know not God and do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, ...
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Christ in Isaiah 63 & Revelation 19 trampling the wicked in a bloody rampage?

Am I correctly interpreting the following, that Christ Himself is depicted as furiously stomping the wicked underfoot until entirely bloodstained? Or is this scene somehow in reference to His ...
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Why are people asking Jesus questions on Matthew 25:37?

Matthew 25 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them ...
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(John 12:31) Judgment of this world?

I'm trying to understand the greek of John 12:31 to get at the first half about judgment. Judgment can be a confusing thing through the gospel of John. Here, the NRSV (and KJV and NIV) translates it ...
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When are men judged? Hebrews 9:27 [closed]

Hebrews 9:27 (ESV): 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, When are men judged? Right after death, or at some common point in the future?
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Could Deuteronomy 28:15-68 be symbolically referencing the Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70)?

The passages from Deuteronomy 28 are especially hard to read. While Israel often experienced great hardship and judgment as they fell away from God, many of the passages in this chapter seem to be ...
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Is Peter implying that the righteous can lose their salvation in 1 Peter 4:17-18?

1 Peter 4:17-18 (ESV): 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the ...
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Does Jude vss. 8-9 reveal the Devil to be an "angelic majesty?"

From the Letter of Jude: Jude vs. 8: "Yet in the same way [depraved] men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties." The very next verse seems ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Who is the judge of the nations? “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the ...
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For believers, what is the recompense for doing bad?

2 Corinthians 5: 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. ... (NIV) 10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, ...
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Are the Saints to be Judged (Rom. 14:10) or Not (Jn. 3:18, 5:24)?

How do we reconcile Rom. 14:10c which states: "For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God" with Jn. 3:18a: "He who believes in Him is not judged..."?
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God Leaves Judgement to Others?

In the great eschatological (Matt 10:15, 11:22, 24, 12:36, 12:41, 42, 19;28, Luke 11:31, 32, 22:30, John 12:48, Acts 17:31, 24:25, Rom 2:16, 2 Peter 3:9, Jude 6) judgement by God (Acts 7:7, 17:31, Rom ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgement. Jesus Judges no one: John 3:17, 18 - For God did not send the Son into the world ...
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Transgression when there's no expressed command

In one of my previous questions, Dave (Oct 23 at 20:51) wrote a comment which I liked and got me thinking, Except that there was no Law (commandments.) for Job and Noah. In Romans 2:14-15, For when ...
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Can Matthew 24:36 and the Book of Revelation be reconciled?

Jesus said in Matthew 24:36 (NKJV). But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But the book of Revelation is written by John and revealed by Jesus ...
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What are the three dangers that the offenders are warned? Matthew 5:22

Matthew 5:22 World English Bible But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be ...
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Is "Vindicate" or "Judge" more aligned with the Ancient Hebrew Old Testament when it comes to translating Psalm 54:1?

For Psalm 54:1, most of the recent English translation's use the word "vindicate" but the KJV uses the word "judge" Psalm 54 (NASB) Save me, O God, by Your name, And [c]vindicate ...
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Does 2 Samuel 21:1 suggest that Saul's sons who were killed were involved in the massacre of the Gibeonites?

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the ...
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Are all angels awaiting judgment fallen? 1 Corinthians 6:3

In light of this verse “Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭ And taking into account that aggelos is a ...
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Understanding Samson's feelings to avenge the Philistines, and understanding the nature of God's justice and fairness

I'm trying to understand why God accepted Samson's prayer request to avenge the Philistines for gouging out his eyes. Judges 16:28-31 28 Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord [o]God, ...
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What is the origin of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6?

2 Peter 2:4 KJV — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Jude 1:6 KJV — And the angels ...
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In 1 Peter 4:17 is Peter referring to "God's house" (ie: the temple) or his "household"?

[1Pe 4:17-18 DBY] (17) For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God is come; but if first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the glad tidings of God? (18) And if ...
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When does this fire actually do the testing? 1 Corinthians 3:13

This passage describes the testing of works with fire. The question regarding the fire is what day does it take place on? At the point of trials here on earth in the fleshly body or on a specific ...
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Was Deborah prophesying or judging - Judges 4:4,5

According to the Bible Deborah’s title and hence office/vocation was prophetess “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.” ‭‭Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ESV‬ It is true ...
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( Exodus 22:15 ) (exegesis) Elaborate on "if it is hired, it came for its hire."

Exodus 22:14-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 “If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution. 15 If ...
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Does the teaching of Christ that Christians will be punished after death undermine the idea of salvation? [closed]

47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.48 But he that knew not, and did commit things ...
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Were the children in 2 Kings 2:24 killed, or just mauled?

When Elisha curses the children who were mocking him (2 Kings 2:23-24), the Hebrew uses Strongs H1234 -- בָּקַע baqa` -- to describe what the bears did to the 42 of them they caught. Most often this ...
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In 1 Peter 4:5 what does "ready to judge the living and the dead" mean?

1 Peter 4:5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. I hope it's OK to put 2 questions based on the same verse. When the author wrote the sentence ...
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Concerning the phrase, "Judge not, that you be not judged" in Matthew 7:1: whose judgment is to be avoided?

Matthew 7:1-5 NIV: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at ...
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In 2 Samuel did God cause Absalom to sin?

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed her husband Uriah the Hittite, God said that this would be his punishment: 11Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee ...
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How should 1 Corinthians 3:17 be interpreted? If someone is destroyed will that person meet judgement? [duplicate]

To me, a non denomination believer, this verse also applies to defiling someone else's temple. To defile/destroy the temple brings the wrath of God (the Father). The Greek word for "will be destroyed" ...
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What does "overlooked" mean in Acts 17:30

Paul, after reasoning about idolatry in Athens, states: Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has set a day ...
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What does John 16:10 mean? The Spirit will convict the world "concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see me"

John 16:8-11 - 8 And He, when [the Holy Spirit] comes, [he] will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning ...
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Interpretations of Revelation 16:8-11

What possible interpretations are there of the following verses? I am interested in hearing from both the scientific community and Christian community. I am wondering if my interpretation (now ...
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Genesis 3:16 Does God make them suffer? [duplicate]

In Genesis 3:16 does the Hebrew actually reveal God saying 'I WILL (greatly increase your pains)? Is there any query in the Hebrew about God causing them pain as opposed to God simply foretelling the ...
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