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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

This is an excellent question that has plagued the Christian church for millennia with copious arguments on both sides. What are the Biblical facts: There is no explicit Biblical command against ...
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Are 1 John 1:8 and 1 John 3:9 contradictory?

There are several matters here that are crucial - First, 1 John 1:8 should never be read without also reading 1 John 1:10 - 8 If we say we have no sin [noun], we deceive ourselves, and the truth is ...
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Job 1:4-5: Why does Job not discipline his sinning sons instead of bailing them out all the time?

When the Bible says that his sons feasted, it is not "every day" - it is on "every one his day". That might have been his birthday. Or, it could have been that the sons all took ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22? The short answer is "Yes, most definitely." The following response may be unpalatable to some. However, it is certainly not my ...
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Are 1 John 1:8 and 1 John 3:9 contradictory?

The seeming contradiction is from not paying careful attention to the verb tenses; the continuous action of the present tense in particular. 1 John 1:8-10 isn't so much of an issue in an English ...
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How did the Lord 'put away' the sin of David? 2 Samuel 12:13

The answer can be gleaned from other places in the Bible where King David and his sin is spoken of. Paul writes in Romans 4:5-8: “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ...
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Why is man condemned if he is incapable of doing good?

Since this is a hermeneutic site (not a theological discussion), I will limit the answer to Paul’s intent and theology. Paul does acknowledge people are incapable of not sinning or keeping the Jewish ...
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Why Devil's sin didn't bring death?

Human death is the result of Adam's sin--which brought sin into the world. But the devil's turn is coming as well, for his own sin, which brought sin into the universe (beginning in heaven). The ...
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Genesis 2 and 3 - Why was nudity suddenly a shame for Adam?

My dad, who is a pastor, has an interesting theory as of why. He says that prior to the Fall, they were clothed in light as a result of walking with God. They were physically naked, but because they ...
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In Leviticus 12, why does a woman remain unclean longer if she gives birth to a daughter than if she gives birth to a son?

Leviticus 12:5 (a.) Some possibilities. Jacob Milgrom: The reason for this disparity between the sexes is unknown. Some have conjectured that the postnatal discharge for a female lasts longer (...
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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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How do I interpret Matthew 5:28?

Strong's translates the lust verb (ἐπιθυμέω) as "to set the heart upon". Had Jesus stopped with βλέπων (to look upon) or combined it with a form of the verb πειράζω (to be tempted), indicating that ...
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How do I interpret Matthew 5:28?

Your alternative explanation seems to be in plain agreement with this passage. Nearly all versions of verse 28 emphasize intention, with the version quoted in the question explicitly using the word ...
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Genesis 2 and 3 - Why was nudity suddenly a shame for Adam?

The sudden shame for Adam's (and Eve)nakedness is an allegory, the physical of the spiritual. Not just the gained knowledge from eating the fruit. First, they were commanded not to eat the fruit ...
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What does "Porneia" mean?

The English word “pornography” comes from the Greek word porneia. The essential meaning of porneia is sexual perversion or illicit sexual intercourse. In Greek literature around the same time as ...
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How did the Lord 'put away' the sin of David? 2 Samuel 12:13

God sent Nathan to David to expose his sin and pronounce God’s judgment upon him: “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife ...
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Did death enter the animal kingdom as a consequence of the curses that God declared in retribution for sin after the Fall (Genesis 3)?

I don't believe the Bible answers this question explicitly, but here are a few pieces of the puzzle I think can be supported by the text: 1. The state of the world changed as a result of the Fall As ...
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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

Most of these questions ask for subjective answers, but in the spirit of this site I will try to answer from a hermeneutical perspective. :) Is there anything inherently wrong with alcohol or getting ...
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Does Romans 5:12 say that we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

The answer(s) to your question requires a foundation. For most, that foundation is doctrinal. It is that foundation that was established via seminaries, and the systematic theology they present. This ...
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Is it a sin to be afraid?

Is it a sin to be afraid? Revelation 21:8 NET 8 But as for the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells,[a] idol worshipers,[b] ...
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In Paul's view: Will Habitual Sin Affect the Believer’s Eternal Salvation?

A sinner who is habituated in sin is unlikely to have been saved from their sin (by putting faith in the one provision for dealing with sin). That is because they are enslaved to sin, which is the way ...
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Is there a deeper meaning for the phrase " to sin with the right eye "?

The meaning of "right eye" here can be understood better by looking at the verse in context: You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you, everyone who ...
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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 correct translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Corinthians 5:21? What did God make Jesus?

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 Jesus Christ. ...
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Is Leviticus 12 saying that giving birth to a child is a sin?

The book of Leviticus is frequently concerned with various bodily discharges. These are often the result of a variety of illnesses. In antiquity, nearly all illnesses and maladies (including physical ...
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