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If God is perfect order, wouldn't entropy mean we are in a fallen reality? If you are quantum waves in a wave universe, do you have any idea that you are not physical? Isn't it more likely God would first create a Universe without the disorder of entropy? Imagine you're God, you have infinity to do whatever. You decide you want people that can think for ...


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The verb is poeio ('made') which is a very broad concept covering both 'make' and 'do' in English. 'Effected' is, I would say, a better translation. In God's eyes, sin was accounted to him. Sin itself. Sin which came into the world. That God sees sin in him, at Golgotha, is all that is required for it to be so. And sin is seen being destroyed when Jesus ...


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We should clearly distinguish between an atonement metaphor such as the sanctuary system and the theological reality, the removal of our sin. The Bible talks about the reality of Jesus taking our sins many times - here is a sample of what is known as the great "Divine Exchange" - 2 Cor 5:21, God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that ...


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On this verse, the Russian Synodal Version is not a faithful translation of the Greek original. Jesus was the perfect offering, not an imperfect sin offering. He was made to be identified with sin itself. He himself had no sin. Galatians 3:13a Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ...


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The question is the same as to ask: "When Lord teaches His disciples to say in the main prayer, 'Our Father, may your name be sanctified" (ἁγιασθήτω, sanctificetur), what does He mean? Is not God-Father's name already sanctified?" But it is and is not at the same time. In itself God's name - that is to say, His essence and reality, for "...


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I believe the answer is in the context. I agree with the above, “sanctify” Is a verb; an action of purification, cleanliness, and setting apart. We have to look at the verses before and after. John 17:7, Jesus says sanctify them through thy truth: Thy Word is Truth. So His Word is what sanctifies us and Jesus. John 15:3 Jesus says: Now ye are clean through ...


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I always took 'death' to mean spiritual death not physical. The wages of sin is death and Jesus took away that debt. But, most of us will die as in fall asleep. But the saved in Christ shall live as in spiritually. I am thinking that Jesus prayed to the Father so that the Father could help Him overcome temptation. That application in my live has been useful.


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Starting at vs3 the Apostle Paul is saying even though we walk in the flesh our warfare is spiritual in nature empowered by God. So, since our implements of war are empowered by God we are able to pull down, overpower, conquer, and destroy spiritual strongholds. What are these "strongholds and fortresses?" Such fortresses were the prisons for the ...


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An interesting question! Naked (gymnos, eyrom - uncovered.). Is there a connection between these two verses? Yes, and no. Let’s look a little closer. An important question to ask regarding the verses in Corinthians is ‘Who is we?’ 2 COR 5: “¹For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with ...


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