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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

The answer to the question does not lie in the statement but in the time/period. The first time Jesus was sent into the world His duty was to spread the Word of God to all men and not to judge anyone: ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

Suppose a lorry carries a load up a hill; we can say the lorry is responsible for taking the the load up the hill. But then we can say, no, actually the lorry was not responsible, it was the the ...
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Why does it appear that God punishes Syria in Amos 1 for attacking Israel, even though he previously caused them to attack Israel?

The puzzle is answered by the similar case of Assyria, which is explained in Isaiah ch10. On the one hand, Assyria was the instrument of God's punitive judgment on his own people Israel; "Ah, ...
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How do we reconcile Deuteronomy 22:5 with John 7:24?

The judgment, Deuteronomy 2:5, was already given by God to Moses. That decreed judgment is to be carried out. Enforcing God's judgment is not personally judging. There is no contradiction here. If ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

Maybe not a specific (or good) answer, but: anyone who reads Scripture will find hundreds of contradictions. The takeaway is that Scripture was intended to instruct, not intended to be taken word-for-...
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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

The punishment does not fit the crime by human standards. The traditional justification for the punishment often involves the idea that the law was plain and there can be no excuse for violating it. ...
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What are the attributes of the false teachers in 2 Peter 2?

In 2 Peter 2, the false teachers are described as having several attributes: Destructive Heresies. They introduced destructive heresies, denying the Lord who bought them, bringing swift destruction ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

Will the King of kings Judge? You can count upon it. If He didn't, He would be the first king that didn't judge. Jesus is the King of kings and LORD of lords. When will He judge? In His times--future ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

These statements are not contradictory but are referring to different things. When Jesus says he did not come to judge, he is referring to the purpose for which he was sent into the world. “God did ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

'If any man worship the beast' ... 'he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone' ... 'before the holy angels and before the Lamb' ... 'And the smoke of their torment ascends up to ages of ages' ... '...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

There are two approaches to this question about the literalness (or otherwise) of the "clouds" in Matt 24:30 - The Passage itself If "clouds" are taken metaphorically of God's ...
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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

Before answering this question, we should recall that the ultimate penalty for ALL sin (no matter how minor) is death according to Rom 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is ...
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What is the origin of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6?

The origin is of Hebrew / Judaism mysticism. Some suppose it to be from the Midrash and Talmud oral traditions passed down from the 3rd - 1st century BC, and then later picked up and reprinted as the ...
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Can Matthew 24:36 and the Book of Revelation be reconciled?

The Revelation of Jesus Christ is that which God gave unto him : The Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave unto him ... [Revelation 1:1, KJV] If it did reveal the time of his coming, then it is ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Jesus is the Judge; He judges under the authority given to Him by the Father. The New Testament repeatedly identifies the Father as the source of Jesus' authority. For example, from 1 Corinthians 15: ...
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Does numbers 16 showcase the reality of Hell/Sheol?

Answer to your Q 1: Can this be interpreted in more than one way? Of course there's more than one interpretation to this passage of scripture. You have mentioned one, and others will mention different ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Positive Argument Negative arguments provided in a separate post for readability What is Gehenna Literally: a valley southwest of Jerusalem notorious for the burning of bodies (and potentially much ...
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What does John 3:16 mean by "perish"?

What does "perish" mean in this context? "Perish" is described as the fate opposite "eternal life". Eternal life is defined by Jesus: And this is life eternal, that they ...
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How do we reconcile Deuteronomy 22:5 with John 7:24?

This is not an isolated problem - the NT appears equivocal about the matter of whether we judge anything - see appendix below. In the particular case at hand, we have two different situations: Deut ...
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Is "Vindicate" or "Judge" more aligned with the Ancient Hebrew Old Testament when it comes to translating Psalm 54:1?

The operative word here is דִּין (din). Its primary meaning is "to judge". That much is not controversial. To understand the meaning of the ancient Hebrew idea of judgement we must recall ...
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Concerning the phrase, "Judge not, that you be not judged" in Matthew 7:1: whose judgment is to be avoided?

I suppose looking at the verse in complete isolation as you suggest, one could argue that Jesus might be speaking of avoiding worldly rather than heavenly judgment. This is not what is suggested, ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

I think an excellent question, but perhaps needs to be more specific. - You need to differentiate is ‘what is being judged’, because this makes a difference, it makes the difference - that is, the ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

Does Jesus Judge or Not? There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgment. Jesus Judges all people: Jesus acknowledged that God had ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

God is in Christ. "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." (2 ...
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Is Peter implying that the righteous can lose their salvation in 1 Peter 4:17-18?

Liddell & Scott reference the Greek word makran in order to explain molis, the idea of being 'a great way off'. Thayer translates molis as 'with difficulty' or 'not readily'. Luke uses the word in ...
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