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Matthew 21:31 is it about faith or deeds, or both?

Matthew 21:31 reads: Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the ...
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Is Ezekiel 33:10-20 relevant to the contemporary Church, and what are its theological implications for soteriology?

God says that a righteous person who sins will not be saved by their past righteousness. Conversely, if a wicked person repents and turns from their sins, they will live and not be punished for their ...
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Was King David's sin only against God?

Psalm 51 is David's repentance after his affair with Bathsheba. The psalm is clearly addressed to God when it begins: Have mercy upon me, O God... But then in verse 4 we get: Against you, you only, ...
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Why does Jesus say that calling anyone a fool will send us to hell?

I don't understand why Jesus says that calling anyone a fool will send us to hell. Does Jesus not want me in heaven? What happened to repentance? And faith in Jesus and his resurrection? Matthew 5:22 ...
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Can "we confess our sins" (1 John 1:9) in a general manner?

Can we be forgiven of things we don't presently know are sinful? In 1 John 1:9, we're told the following (NKJV, emphasis added): If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins ...
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Why does God promise Zedekiah a peaceful death?

Jeremiah 34:4-5 includes a promise for this seemingly unrepentant king to die a peaceful death. Why does God offer him this when king Josiah died by the sword? Was this a conditional promise, and if ...
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Job 1:4-5: Why does Job not discipline his sinning sons instead of bailing them out all the time?

4 And his sons visiting one another prepared a banquet every day, taking with them also their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the days of the banquet were completed, Job sent and ...
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Was Jesus speaking ironically of the Pharisees in Luke 15:7 when He said "99 righteous persons who need no repentance"?

Luke 15 is all about repentance V.2-3 Both the Pharisees and scribes began to grumble, saying, "This Man receives sinners and eats with them". So He told them this parable...
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Why/How did the condemnation of Jesus spark remorse in Judas? Matthew 27:3

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, - Mat 27:3 LSB What inferences from ...
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What are the implications of 1 Peter 3:20 in terms of the scope of the Flood Judgement?

1 Peter 3:20 says that, after the crucifixion, Jesus preached to: [those who] sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing......
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What Was the Sin of Nineveh? (Jonah 1:2)

The Book of Jonah begins with God's call to the famous reluctant prophet: “Arise, go to Nin′eveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” As far as I can ...
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