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Your question uses terms that need to be looked at a little closer. You talk about bondage and penalty as two separate aspects. They are not. Let’s look a little closer at your question, and the scripture you used to support your question ... MAT 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their ...


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What's in a name There is a play on words here (in Hebrew) that sheds light on this verse. The play on words does not work in Greek or English, which has caused many to scratch their heads at this verse over the years. Jesus' name in Hebrew is Yeshua (ישוע--more than one vocalization has been suggested), which derives from "to rescue" or "to ...


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The actions (prophecying, casting out demons, performing mirracles) mentioned in Matthew 7:21-23: are by them selve not bad or lawless. But even when they are performed with the help of God, they do not automatically declare those wo performed the works automatically righteous or „saved“ for the rest of their lives (1 Corinthians 9:27). One of the related ...


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I agree that half the "answer" is as Yeddu says. In the same text Jesus said, "but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter". The other half is also in the text, and I'm surprised it has been overlooked so far (unless I missed it!) . . . Jesus rejects the person in question because, "I never knew you". ...


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I come from a Messianic Synagogue background, so this question will be answered from that perspective. The word "Torah" in Hebrew means "Law", so when Jesus says in verse 23 ... DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS, it can be also be said "DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE TORAH-LESSNESS." Torah is the old testament in ...


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The answer is right there in quoted verse. Only those who do the will of the Father will (law) enter heaven. Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in ...


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How do Jesus' words in Matthew 7 apply to us today? Answer: John 3:5, 1 Cor. 11:24-26 (per Lk. 22:19-20). It took me quite a bit of study to finally understand what Christ is saying in the first passage (John). But, I believe I've finally come to recognize what He was proclaiming (I've shortened it a bit for clarity): John 3:5: "[Unless] one is born of ...


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In medieval philosophy, scholastics, there was a category of causa finalis, the final cause, which semantically is the same as the final purpose, for the vision of the final purpose is the cause of our actions. Now, given this, what should be a driving force, the causa finalis of a Christian when he preaches Christ? When he prays? When he invokes His name? ...


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1 John 3:4: Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. Not every seeming good work comes from true faith. Matthew 7: 21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ ...


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Jesus clearly states follow the laws of before, he has not come to change them. so follow the teaching of Jesus not of others such as Paul who changed the laws. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest ...


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It is difficult to write down all the commandments here but a sincere study of the Gospel and also the epistles of the apostles makes it clear what are those basic moral commandments we ought to follow in order to obtain eternal life. The commandments are mentioned in details in the old covenant, however legalism or sinfulness of men made it into outward ...


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I think first of all these guys got the story of the past and the errors of their parents. What Abel gave was in recognition of the Love of the Father to him. He knew the greatness of God and appreciated what He has done for them to still be alive and be able to bring out something from their sweat. Thats why, it was decribed about Cain in I John 3 that he ...


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Psalm 106 New International Version 14In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test. 15So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them. a wasting disease Strong's 7332: Leanness, wasting, scantness They craved food. God fed them. In opposition, God also made them sick and scrawny. It was ...


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Good question. 1 Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, for ὑπὲρ (hyper) Preposition Strong's 5228: Genitive: in behalf of; acc: above. our ἡμῶν (hēmōn) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A ...


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I think Sapphira did have a second chance. She was given an opportunity to back out in Acts 5:8b, but doubled-down on the lie that they offered the full amount; which itself was not required. Acts 5:4 indicates that they could have sold the land and offered a portion of the proceeds to the apostles, and not present it as the full amount; which was the sin of ...


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All I know is Jesus didnt drink nor did he eat pork. So that being said I dont know why it's a debate. If the "son" of god did not drink and you follow his teachings, then you shouldn't drink. Peace


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Yes, Christians that in full understanding accept God's holy spirit and then later reject it are worse off than if they'd never heard the name Jesus. Those that die ignorant of the truth will be given their opportunity for salvation following the second general resurrection: But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. ...


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Natural knowledge of good and evil comes with years of instruction and experience, of which the man and the woman had neither. So whatever stage they were in physical development, in moral development, they were (appropriately) like little children. Even as an adult, I've had to learn from experience what it is like trying to teach my four year old why ...


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The short answer to the question is, "YES". It is possible for someone to loose their salvation, both according to 2 Peter 2:20-22 and many others. Here is a sample: King Saul who was a statesman and prophet called by God (1 Sam 10:11, 12, 19:24), yet was ultimately lost when he consulted demons for advice and then committed suicide. Ps 69:28 ...


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This is a two-fold question which I will answer in the reverse order: 1. Scripture to support termination of Levitical/ceremonial laws Probably the earliest is the conclusion of the first council of Jerusalem as recorded in Acts 15 as a result of this very debate - should gentiles who become Christians keep the ceremonial law as typified by the rite of ...


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You will find strong Bible believing Christians arguing on either side. A view that settles the conflict within the scriptures is God knows who is saved and will endure to the end, but people can be mistaken about being saved and can turn away. We say the Sun rises and sets, but that is only from our point of view. It is the Earth that rotates, not the ...


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“then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had ...


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The event that resulted in the change was Peter's vision before going to Cornelius (Acts 10:9-48  And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” (Acts ...


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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 intent to wound those who believe we simply cannot be lost once we receive salvation in Christ. The far greater imperative here is for the truth to be told, ...


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Yes, of course, how otherwise? Moreover, it will be even worse for that person for "a servant who knows the will of his lord will be beaten more than a servant who does not know it" (cf. Luke 12:47). To claim, upon a wrongheaded interpretation of 1 Corinthians 3:15, that a person who has been enlightened by Holy Baptism and has become a Christian ...


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Act 15 describes the Jerusalem Council. The decision was reached and a formal letter was dispatched. 23b The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. 25 So we all ...


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Two verses come to mind immediately: Mark 7:19 and Acts 15 Mark 7:19 - For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) Acts 15:28ff - It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond these essential requirements: You must abstain ...


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Who's to say that their deaths were punishments? You ask why they received such drastic punishments and weren't given a change to repent, but I'll point out that the text doesn't say that it was God who killed them, but simply that they promptly fell over dead on the spot. It's entirely possible that they died of entirely natural causes like a heart attack ...


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Based on Bible scripture, we can infer/deduce that God is forgiving, gracious and compassionate but when a certain God-defined "threshold" has been reached when it comes to a person sinning then God responds with His anger to uphold Justice. We can infer/deduce that there is a certain God-defined "threshold" has been reached when it comes ...


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Why were Ananias and Sapphira not given a second chance? We don't know if they were given a second chance. Why weren't they simply confronted and led to confession and repentance? Why such a radical and drastic punishment on the spot? So that verse 11: great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things. Their punishments served as ...


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Peter tells the guilty party : How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? [Acts 5:9 KJV] Sins against the Holy Spirit are extremely grievous. Jesus makes it clear that there is no forgiveness for the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, in this life or the next, Matthew 12:31-32 and Mark 3:28-29. Whereas, other blasphemies ...


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A) Why were Ananias and Sapphira [of Acts 5:1-11] not given a second chance? Perhaps we might wish to contemplate the end of the previous chapter (Acts 4). The profound charity among the believers seemed especially reverential. The entire fledgling congregation was fully devoted to sharing all they had. During this crucial time, it was probably imperative ...


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Tanak refers to a sin offering for unintentional sins. When a person commits an intentional sin and is caught he has to pay back what he has taken and more to the person he has offended When a person commits an intentional sin and is not caught but feels guilty of what he did he brings a guilt offering Sacrifices were meant for sins that were not severe and ...


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The Knowledge of Good and Evil Question: What is the Knowledge of Good and Evil and why is it spiritually lethal? (Gen. 2:17) Suppose we break down the identity of the Tree a bit. The first part of the clause is the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good." But the first couple already possessed that knowledge. Therefore, perhaps we might safely ...


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In Genesis 2:17, Why would 'eating' from the עֵ֗ץ הַדַּ֨עַת֙ ט֣וֹב וָרָ֔ע Ets HaDaat Tov Va-Ra | "Tree of The-Knowledge of Good and-Evil" [be] spiritually lethal? - Its side effect included : Lying - an abomination (Proverbs 12:22), making humans doubt God by selling the idea that humans can be כֵּֽאלֹהִ֔ים "like God" in Genesis 3:5. In ...


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David does the same thing in his prayer of Ps 32 and Ps 51. The sacrifices were only ever a symbol, a reminder, to seek pardon from God. Ps 51:16, 17 - For You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You take no pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. 1 ...


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ESV Numbers 30: Case 1: 10And if she vowed in her husband’s house or bound herself by a pledge with an oath, 11and her husband heard of it and said nothing to her and did not oppose her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she bound herself shall stand. Case 2: 12But if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears ...


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Therefore, repent and be converted, so that your sins may be blotted out. If you repent and are converted, then your sins will be erased. https://biblehub.com/commentaries/acts/3-19.htm Barnes' Notes on the Bible The expression to "blot out sins" is taken from the practice of creditors charging their debtors, and when the debt is paid, cancelling ...


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