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Does the Bible treat any metaphysical subjects? [closed]

Are there any metaphysical concepts that are elucidated in the Bible? I am attempting to address a philosophical point raised by a friend; he worries there are no metaphysical perspectives offered in ...
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The Tree in the Center of the Garden

Is there one or two trees in the midst of the garden of Eden? Theory: The tree of life in the garden of Eden is one in the same as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. My proof of this is found ...
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Does everyone know God or not?

Romans 1:18-21 appears to be saying "yes": 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the ...
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What kind of knowledge will pass away according to 1 Corinthians 13?

1 Corinthians 13 (ESV) If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and ...
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How did Jesus know that the Samaritan woman had had five husbands? John 4:16-19 [closed]

John 4:16-19 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 ...
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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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What is meant by "the secrets of his heart are disclosed" in 1 Corinthians 14:25?

1 Cor 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling ...
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What's wrong with being wise and learned that warrants being denied by God the secrets of His kingdom? Luke 10:21

Luke 10:17-24 (ESV): 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 ...
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What is the knowledge of good and evil, and why is it lethal (Gen. 2:17)?

Following Adam's and Eve's disobedience, something profound occurred: Genesis 3:7: "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves ...
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Did Jesus exercise omniscience or a spiritual gift in Matthew 9:4?

Matthew 9:4 (ESV): 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? Did Jesus know their thoughts because 1) he was omniscient, 2) the Holy Spirit revealed the ...
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Difference between wisdom, knowledge and prophecy?

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NIV): 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of ...
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