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The actions (prophecying, casting out demons, performing mirracles) mentioned in Matthew 7:21-23: are by them selve not bad or lawless. But even when they are performed with the help of God, they do not automatically declare those wo performed the works automatically righteous or „saved“ for the rest of their lives (1 Corinthians 9:27). One of the related ...


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I agree that half the "answer" is as Yeddu says. In the same text Jesus said, "but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter". The other half is also in the text, and I'm surprised it has been overlooked so far (unless I missed it!) . . . Jesus rejects the person in question because, "I never knew you". ...


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I come from a Messianic Synagogue background, so this question will be answered from that perspective. The word "Torah" in Hebrew means "Law", so when Jesus says in verse 23 ... DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS, it can be also be said "DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE TORAH-LESSNESS." Torah is the old testament in ...


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The answer is right there in quoted verse. Only those who do the will of the Father will (law) enter heaven. Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in ...


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How do Jesus' words in Matthew 7 apply to us today? Answer: John 3:5, 1 Cor. 11:24-26 (per Lk. 22:19-20). It took me quite a bit of study to finally understand what Christ is saying in the first passage (John). But, I believe I've finally come to recognize what He was proclaiming (I've shortened it a bit for clarity): John 3:5: "[Unless] one is born of ...


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In medieval philosophy, scholastics, there was a category of causa finalis, the final cause, which semantically is the same as the final purpose, for the vision of the final purpose is the cause of our actions. Now, given this, what should be a driving force, the causa finalis of a Christian when he preaches Christ? When he prays? When he invokes His name? ...


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1 John 3:4: Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. Not every seeming good work comes from true faith. Matthew 7: 21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ ...


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Jesus clearly states follow the laws of before, he has not come to change them. so follow the teaching of Jesus not of others such as Paul who changed the laws. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest ...


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It is difficult to write down all the commandments here but a sincere study of the Gospel and also the epistles of the apostles makes it clear what are those basic moral commandments we ought to follow in order to obtain eternal life. The commandments are mentioned in details in the old covenant, however legalism or sinfulness of men made it into outward ...


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What is 'That' in, "That which was from the beginning..." 1 John 1:1 Let's look at the literal translation of 1 John 1:1.... (bolding mine) "Which was from beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen to the eyes of us, which we viewed and the hands of us felt, about the word of the life." With a view to emphasizing the 'Which' (...


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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us ESV 1 John 1:1-2 That ...


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The answer to the OP's question is at the other end of the same sentence which begins in 1 John 1:1 and continues (in the Greek) until the end of V3. The "that" is actually identified as: "the Word of life" (v1) "life eternal" (V2) This is consistent with other writings of John where he says: John 1:4 - In Him was life, and ...


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την ζωην .. την αιωνιον .. ητις ην .. προς τον πατερα [1 John 1:2 TR - undisputed] the life .. the eternal .. which was .. with the father [Literal] 'The life the eternal which was with the Father', is that which is revealed. Manifested : audible, visible and handleable. If eternal, then Deity. If with the Father eternally, then Son. The eternal Son of ...


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