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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 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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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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Is there a deeper meaning for the phrase " to sin with the right eye "?

There is nothing literal about Jesus' words here. He is using a graphic illustration to shock his listeners into realising the horror of sin that is not 'dealt with' before a person dies. To step out ...
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What fruit was God referring to?

Actually, "fruit" is never mentioned in Gen 2. The first time we hear about fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is in Gen 3:2, 3, 6 & 12. The operative word here is ...
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Is there a deeper meaning for the phrase " to sin with the right eye "?

I agree with @Thermion in regard to 'the most important part' or one might say in the context of sight - the 'sighting eye'. One's leading eye is the one that focuses on the perceived object. The ...
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Uzzah's sin of touching the ark was actually meant to be in reverence for same, with no time for aforethought, or consequence, so why death? 2 Sam 6:7

The is no definitive answer to this question, except to say: the ark should have been carried on poles by the designated priests; that is, it should not have been on a cart it should have been ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

There are several instances in the Old Testament of people misunderstanding God on this matter. The misunderstanding originated long before the Ten Commandments were set in stone, where that bit about ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

It is not only Ezekiel 18 that seems to run contrary to Deut. 5:9. Deuteronomy itself says (24:16): Parents shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their ...
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The personification of sin

That is the traditional understanding of the Hebrew scriptures, that the "serpent" was a representation of man's inclination to sin. Earlier Judaism spoke of the human tendency to evil [...
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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

The commands in Leviticus 21:14 apply specifically to the High Priest, not to the general population, as can be seen when looking at the verse in context. Leviticus 21:10-15 (NIV) 10 “‘The high ...
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Does the phrase 'strike the heel' in Gen 3:15 have a deeper meaning?

The common understanding of the double-crushing (שׁוּף) that would happen is that... You (Satan) will crush him (i.e. Satan will crush the Messiah to death) He (Jesus) will crush him (i.e. Jesus ...
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Where in the Torah does it claim male effeminacy as a sin?

The operative adjective in 1 Cor 6:9 is μαλακός (malakos) which means: "soft". It occurs four times in the NT as is usually applied to soft clothing such as was worn by wealthy people (as ...
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Why does James associate physical illness to sin?

James says "If they have sinned …". This means that sin is a possible cause of illness, not that it is the only cause. Irresponsible lifestyles are obvious examples of this (e.g. promiscuous ...
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What is James teaching about sin?

If you use the translation, "sin, when it has run its course", you could liken it to a person running a race, determined to get to the finishing tape. That would be to complete the course. ...
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How is it possible that when we are in heaven we will be perfect and sinless, if the angels sinned while they were in heaven?

Understanding for specific questions comes from different places in the Bible, keep reading seeking God and you will find. Here are a few of those places and how they fit together for your question. ...
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Can "we confess our sins" (1 John 1:9) in a general manner?

There are several points to note about the state of human sinfulness: All are sinful, Rom 3:10-23, 1 John 1:8, 10, Ps 51:5, etc. The human condition is so desperate that many times we do not even ...
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Leviticus 16:16 - Does Uncleanesses + Transgressions(Rebellions) = Total Sin?

Hebrew is usually a paratactic language. Rather than subordinating thoughts and words into logical sequences like Greek (e.g. ⲙⲉⲛ..ⲇⲉ, ⲟⲩⲛ, ⲇⲓⲟ, ⲁⲣⲁ, etc.) Hebrew usually connects words and thoughts ...
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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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The personification of sin

There is more than one question here, but the basic answer is this: God did not warn Cain about the serpent or Satan because the real issue was Cain's responsibility to resist sin (in this case ...
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The personification of sin

Perhaps the question can best be answered by focusing on the word 'desire', and seeing its connection with God also using it in Genesis 3:16. The Hebrew word 'teshuqah' means 'longing'. When God ...
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Why was David afraid of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord if he went to the Tabernacle, which was then in Gibeon? -1 Chr. 21:29-30

There are two matters here: (1) David's fear (2) Place of worship/sacrifice I will examine these in the opposite order for reasons that will become obvious shortly. Place of Worship/sacrifice Deut ...
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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

The question of whether Gomer was a prostitute at the time of her marriage to Hosea is controversial. One explanation suggests that she became a prostitute after the marriage. This was because the ...
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How could Jesus, as one man, suffer the death penalty of multiple people?

Adam’s (and Eve’s) fall has an ontological dimension in that through this fall the power of sin and, that of its consequence - death, infected the human nature. Only the Father’s co-eternal Son having ...
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Implications of Mathews 12:32 and trinitarian theology

Let me begin with my thoughts then conclude with some quotations: Let's first look through the lens of trinitarian theology. We know that trinitarian theology affirms the unity of the Father, Son, and ...
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Did King Abijam and King Asa have the same mother? The Bible says their mother is Maacah of Abishalom but says the two kings are father and son?

This is an old "chestnut' of a problem that many commentators have wrestled with. For example, Ellicott says this: (1 Kings 15:10) His mother’s name was Maachah.—Maachah was (see 1Kings 15:2) ...
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