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It true that in both Hebrew (רוּחַ ruach) and Greek (πνεῦμα pneuma) is used for all of the following: the Holy Spirit the Spirit of God the spirit of man (ie, the air itself) the spirit of animals (ie, the air itself) the breath of life the breath of man evil spirits or devils mental attitudes (eg, the spirit of selfishness) "God is Spirit" angels ...


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No, I don't see anyway they are instructions. Not just because Jesus isn't using them as instructions(like you said, his point is clearly about discipleship), but because what Jesus is saying is such plain common sense. No one needs to instruct you to check if you have enough money to afford the building of a tower; you'd have to be a fool if you didn't ...


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The Bible does not indicate what spirits are made of. Some words age poorly Oxygen wasn't discovered until approx. 1604 (you'd think someone would have noticed it before then =) ). In the ancient world, there was no need to distinguish between the material in the air that is processed by our lungs and the entity that God supplied to make inanimate clay alive....


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Background As we meet Jeremiah at the beginning of his prophecies, he is in the midst of puzzling out the punishments coming upon Judah in his day, and YHWH gradually unveils for him many various ways in which Judah was in stubborn rebellion. Despite YHWH's call upon Jeremiah to be a 'fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls' (1:18), at first he does ...


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He didn't? Land animals were not created with the ability to reproduce? Is that what you are suggesting? Or, are you suggesting that their ability to reproduce was not blessed by God? Or, are you suggesting that they were not blessed with reproductive powers until a later stage in the narrative? Or are you suggesting that their ability to reproduce was a ...


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“*Is there any fundamental difference at all between the "spirit" of a human being ("breath of life") and the "spirit" of a disembodied (evil) spirit? Yes. But as is often the case with your questions, the answer needs a foundation. And there are many different foundations, and mine is not necessarily the ‘traditional’ one - but ...


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And what is this presumed "abrahamic covenant theology from the Arab perspective"? And who were the "Arabs"? And were there such a people who self identified as such then, or was it an identity imposed on them externally, perhaps the Romans? In Galatians where Paul recalled his sojourn in Arabia, he wrote: But what does the Scripture say?...


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Is evaluating Luke 14:25-33 verses which discusses the Parable about Discipleship Tested / Counting the cost as instructions for Personal Financial Planning/Project management/Business Planning be considered as taking said verses out of context? First, consider that the way Jesus taught was mainly through illustrations or parables. "Jesus generally drew ...


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