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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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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 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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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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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

It is important to recognise that John’s gospel and Paul’s epistle do not use the same words here, even if an English translation uses “judgement” as (part of) its translation in both verses. In John, ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

They were both talking about judgement, but different aspects of judgement. Notice that Jesus' statement, in John 5:24, speaks to the assurance of salvation for believers who have accepted Him. They ...
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Why exactly were Aaron and Miriam denied entrance into the "Promised Land" in addition to Moses in Numbers 20:7-12?

First, there is no such thing as, a "seemingly innocent misappropriation of God's specifics". If God specifically specified something, then it must be specifically done. More importantly, ...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

Adding to @Dottard's answer, I would suggest various possible metaphorical interpretations of the clouds, lightening, sun, moon and stars etc. Cloud. A suggestion may be given in Hebrews 12:1: "...
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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

It is for much the same reason that Jesus spoke to the people in parables: Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. ...
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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

The reference to Ephraim is apparently a previous prophecy inserted here as a warning to the leaders of Judah. Is. 28:13 ("go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive") ...
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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?

Although most of the book of Amos is taken up with God warning the nation of Israel of his impending judgment on them, and why he is bringing it, the first chapter, through to 2:3, foretells God's ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

The answer is found in understanding the definition of "good" in 2 Cor. 5:10. The word translated as "good" is Strong's Gr. 18 "agathos" and it means inherently, ...
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How to interpret? - "As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just" (John 5:30, ESV)

There is much here of interest, and it has been very well expressed. However, the point of asking a question on this site is to get others to expound the text, the OPs question in view, and then the ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

They do not contradict each other a tiny bit. Does the Lord contradict Himself when He says that He will judge and open gates of Heaven to the righteous while shut them to the wicked (cf. Matthew 7:22-...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

There is no significant divergence in comparing Jesus' statement in John 5:24 and Paul's statement in 2 Corinthians 5:10. Unlike earthly trials, where judgment occurs after the trial, the Lord's ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Paul says that they must "appear before the judgement seat". John says each true Christian "shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (KJV). All mortal ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

This is a great question, and in my understanding, it is not a contradiction (which some perhaps can think) but both of these are true at the same time. All will stand in the seat of judgment, also ...
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Is judgment ongoing or is it a future event?

The question of the OP is that it assumes "judgement" is used in the NT in a single way. However, Biblical usage suggests that it is a broad concept that covers several ideas including both ...
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What are the attributes of the false teachers in 2 Peter 2?

2 Pt. 2:1-2 There will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who ransomed them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow ...
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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?

This is an excellent question and not easy to answer. Not only did God support Syria's attack against Israel, he even sent the prophet Elisha to anoint Hazael (1 Kings 19:15) in the first place. There ...
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Why exactly were Aaron and Miriam denied entrance into the "Promised Land" in addition to Moses in Numbers 20:7-12?

It is hard to compare the two accounts of the rock and see a difference in Exodus 17 and Numbers 20 that would account for requiring a different method for getting water from the rock. And maybe this ...
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Why exactly were Aaron and Miriam denied entrance into the "Promised Land" in addition to Moses in Numbers 20:7-12?

The reason Moses and Aaron did not enter is specified clearly. They rebelled against the Lord. God apparently saw Aaron as complicit in Moses' sin, for they acted together. The text does not say that ...
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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

It may be worth noting that Isaiah 28:1-13 does not speak to the same people. Verses 1-4 refer to Ephraim, 5-6 depend on interpretation, and 7-13 refer to the priests and prophets of Judah. Through ...
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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

The answer to this question is in the previous verse, namely Isa 28:12 - He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,” And, “This is the resting place,” but they would ...
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Isaiah 27:8 Use of the word "measure" in "Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them;" is missing in some bible translations

The pertinent word in Isa 27:8 is the first Hebrew word in the verse, namely, בְּסַּאסְּאָ֖ה which consists of two parts: בְּ = a preposition = "in" סַּאסְּאָ֖ה = verb, piel infinitive ...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

Clouds as God’s sky-taxis--both symbolic and real (pre-scientific) This coming on the clouds was a very significant eschatological sign. It was used in three distinct ways in the OT. to show God's ...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

It is my understanding that in Mt 24:30, Yeshua is referring to his coming in judgment, not only against the Jewish nation but against all the nations (or tribes) of the earth1 from ca. AD 67–70. ...
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