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Why does James associate physical illness to sin?

We read in James 5:14-16 (NIV); 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in ...
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How accurate is Larry Pierce's Outline of Biblical Usage of the word "sin"? [closed]

According to an entry for "sin" on blueletterbible.org, Larry Pierce provides an outline for biblical usage of the word "sin". Looking at the fine print he derived this from Strong'...
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What are the attributes of the false teachers in 2 Peter 2?

What is the status of who these false teachers were. Were they once saved and fell away. What was the primary reason for them to be judged?
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What was the significance of 'horns' of the sacrificial altar in Exodus 30?

We read in Hebrews 10:1-4: The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after ...
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Did King Abijam and King Asa have the same mother? The Bible says their mother is Maacah of Abishalom but says the two kings are father and son?

”Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam began to reign over Judah. He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.“ ‭‭ ”...
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Implications of Mathews 12:32 and trinitarian theology

Matthew 12:31 states: "And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven." This verse raises an intricate question ...
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Does the Bible condemn homosexuality? [closed]

Biblical references on homosexuality.
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What is the range of meaning of ganab (steal) as used in Exodus 20:15 and projected into a modern context?

It is fairly common to see Exodus 20:15 ("Thou shalt not steal") cited as Biblical support for the idea that copying creative works without permission is theft, or, in other words, the claim ...
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What does the expiatory sacrifice for the sins of the non-elect mean? [closed]

1 John 2:2 New International Version He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. What does the expiatory sacrifice for the sins of the ...
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Why was discharge in need of a sin offering

In Leviticus 15:15, 30 NKJV 15 And the priest shall use them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord for his discharge. ...
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How could Jesus, as one man, suffer the death penalty of multiple people? [closed]

In Genesis 2:17 God tells Adam: ”but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”‬‬ Because of Adam’s sin this rebellious ...
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Where in the Torah does it claim male effeminacy as a sin?

1 Cor 6:9 says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of ...
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Does the phrase 'strike the heel' in Gen 3:15 have a deeper meaning?

We read in Gen 3:15 how God curses the serpent: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. A snake ...
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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

When Hosea married a "wife of whoredoms", did he sin? Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and ...
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Can a person be forgiven if they have willfully sinned? [closed]

Are people who sin willfully apostate based on Hebrews 10:26-29; 6:4-6; Numbers 15:24-31; 2 Peter 2:20-22 regardless of whether they have professed and experienced salvation. Such people might have ...
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Why was David afraid of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord if he went to the Tabernacle, which was then in Gibeon? -1 Chr. 21:29-30

The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, ...
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The personification of sin

Why did God warn Cain in Genesis 4:7 against sin and not the devil. The devil tempted Cain's mother in the Garden. Wouldnt it have made more sense for God to warn Cain against the devil? Unless this ...
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What fruit was God referring to?

In Genesis 2:16, 17 when God commanded Adam not to eat the fruits from the tree of knowledge. what fruit was he referring to an apple or sexual sins Gen 2:16, 17 - And the LORD God commanded him, “...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

In Ezekiel 18:2, Ezekiel conveys a message from God to the people of Israel. Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s ...
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(Isaiah 28:13) (go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive) discouraging/cynical prophecy/prediction despite God's careful guidance

For the most part, Isaiah 28 begins with a declaration of judgment against Ephraim (i.e. the most predominant tribe in the Northern Israelite Kingdom which suggests a parlance that would consider ...
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Uzzah's sin of touching the ark was actually meant to be in reverence for same, with no time for aforethought, or consequence, so why death? 2 Sam 6:7

One would hope that Uzzah's punishment of death, carried out immediately by God, would not extend to a resurrection to further punishment, as opposed to a resurrection to eternal life, but then again ....
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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

God's no nonsense judgement against working on the Sabbath of being "Stoned to death" seems awfully harsh on the post Exodus, most likely long suffering, wilderness wanderer, who was merely ...
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Is there a deeper meaning for the phrase " to sin with the right eye "?

We see Jesus exhorting in Matthew 5:29 that if a person's right eye causes him to sin, he should rather gouge it out and enter eternal life short of a member of the body. The same rule is repeated in ...
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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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Leviticus 16:16 - Does Uncleanesses + Transgressions(Rebellions) = Total Sin?

Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel and because of their transgressions, all their sins. And so he shall do for the tent of meeting, ...
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Could women initiate a sin or guilt offering in Second Temple Judaism?

Here, I am not referring to offerings made in response to childbirth. Say a woman was coerced into regular but proscribed sexual behavior by her husband, would she be capable of initiating a sin or ...
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How is it possible that when we are in heaven we will be perfect and sinless, if the angels sinned while they were in heaven? [closed]

I've been wondering this for a few days (please correct my reasoning if faulty): How is it possible that in heaven we will have a perfect body and be without sin, if the angels themselves sinned while ...
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Were the accused even present for the crime? (Acts 2)

Peter straightforwardly accuses his audience on the day of Pentecost of murdering their Messiah. this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and ...
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Jonathan sinned against Saul not God

In 1 Samuel 14 why was Jonathan’s action of eating the honey when he was unaware of his fathers command, more of a sin than the Israelites eating meat with blood?
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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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Why Devil's sin didn't bring death?

1 John 3:8 King He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin Since the devil ...
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Was the sacrifice of Hebrews 9:7 preventative?

Hebrews 9 compares the annual sacrifice of the high priest (v. 7) to the greater, one-time sacrifice of Jesus (vv. 11-14). In verse 7, the writer states (NKJV, emphasis mine): But into the second ...
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Exodus 23:20 what is meant by “he won’t forgive you”

“Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭23‬:‭21‬ ‭ Is this saying the messenger has ...
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What is James teaching about sin?

James 1:15 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it has run its course, brings forth death. ...
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Jesus took away the sin of the world; takes away or will take away the sin of the world?

On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (Jn. 1:29 NET) What is the proper verb tense?
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In Paul's view: Will Habitual Sin Affect the Believer’s Eternal Salvation?

I want to understand what Paul believed about habitual sin (Biblical theology) according to 2 Thessalonians 3 about habitual sin, considering where Paul touches on the matter elsewhere in his first ...
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How did God forgive sins, without dealing with the guilt of the the past sins in their conscience

Heb 10:1 BSB For the law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to ...
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Ex 34:7 " ... forgiving iniquity and transgressions and sin", how do these three words differ?

What is iniquity? What are transgressions? What is sin? 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law Is this saying that transgression is ...
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Willful sin and apostasy (Hebrews 10:26)

NOTE: I understand that people have asked about Hebrews 10:26 on this forum. My question is very specific and to my knowledge has not been addressed. Please don't refer me to others who are not asking ...
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Do prophets sin? Genesis 27, Numbers 20, Jonah [closed]

Jacob Jacob is a prophet in both Christian and Jewish traditions. Among his prophetic activities were his dream of the ladder in Gen. 28:13 and the blessings he gave to his sons on his deathbed in Gen....
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Does 1 Corinthians 5:3‭-‬5 imply that Paul believed salvation is possible for a sinner after he dies?

When you are assembled, and my spirit is present with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day ...
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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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Romans 5:12 - Did Adam cover Eve, until he didn't?

Romans 5:12 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned Romans 5:12 states sin came into the world through ...
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Hosea 6:7 Did God make a covenant with Adam? How do we know?

Is the comparison, Hosea makes between Adam and the people of Israel, that they both transgressed a covenant with God or simply that they both transgressed? Hosea 6:7 (ESV): But like Adam they ...
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Rom 5:12 - Did death come to Eve through Adam?

Was Eve's death a consequence of the sin of Adam and not a direct result of her own sin? In Romans 5:12, death is blamed as originating exclusively from Adam, and it is Adam from whom death has spread ...
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How to explain the Lord permitted the days of Gibeah to happen, and later called it sinned?

In Hosea 9:9 & 10:9, God condemned the days of Gibeah and claimed Ephraim (Israelites) were wickedness and remained sinned since then. The days of Gibeah was generally referred to the event in ...
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Is Luke 22:53 a reference to Satan?

I was reading a book on “Satan & His Deception” by various authors (small booklet). In it, A.W. Pink referenced Luke 22:53 to Satan/devil, but I am not sure it is a reference to Satan. Then ...
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Does the "body" of Romans 8:10 describe the same "the body" of Romans 6:6 & Colossians 2:11?

Is the striking body language of Romans 6:6... 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to ...
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Romans 6:10 and Jesus's relationship with God and Sin

I find Romans 6:10 quite provocative: Romans 6:10 for in that he died [past,prior to resurrection], to the sin he died once, and in that he liveth [present,post resurrection], he liveth to God; ...
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What is the difference of the words πόρνος (pornos) alongside μοιχός (moichos) in Hebrews 13:4 compared to πορνείας (porneias) in 1 Thess 4:3?

Q: What is the difference of the words πόρνος (pornos) alongside μοιχός (moichos) in Hebrews 13:4 compared to πορνείας (porneias) in 1 Thess 4:3? Texts to compare: “Marriage is honorable among all, ...
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