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If a born again christian remains a babe and never grows up in Christ what will be the consequence in terms of reward and final destiny?

The answer to your question depends a great deal on whether you believe in eternal security or eternal insecurity. My tongue-in-cheek way of expressing the binary "security/insecurity" issue ...
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If a born again christian remains a babe and never grows up in Christ what will be the consequence in terms of reward and final destiny?

1 Corinthians chapter 3 (regarding "babes in Christ") is about works for reward. Paul is admonishing the Corinthian church a bit, as they are not growing in the faith due to their struggle ...
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Why did Paul place Romans 10:9-10 in the middle of a discussion about salvation of Jews in Romans 9 to 11?

When the whole argument of Paul, starting from Romans 1:5 to 11:36, is read in one go, it can be seen that he is constantly weaving the salvation of Jews in with the salvation of Gentiles. There he ...
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Why did Paul place Romans 10:9-10 in the middle of a discussion about salvation of Jews in Romans 9 to 11?

Genesis 17:18-26 NIV 18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” 19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will ...
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Why did Paul place Romans 10:9-10 in the middle of a discussion about salvation of Jews in Romans 9 to 11?

Paul is interpreting Jewish scripture as consistent with his own teaching about salvation through belief in the resurrection of Christ. So he begins this passage by saying: 5 Moses writes that the ...
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Why did Paul place Romans 10:9-10 in the middle of a discussion about salvation of Jews in Romans 9 to 11?

Paul's audience includes both Jews who had the law, and Gentiles. Verse 1 is in regard to his past Jewish brethren who continue to regard the law as being their path to righteousness, where they &...
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Did the 5 foolish virgins lose their salvation or were they never saved to begin with?

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.” – Matthew 25:1 ESV Notice the first word, THEN (Gr. 5119 τότε “then, at that time”). When ...
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Did the 5 foolish virgins lose their salvation or were they never saved to begin with?

The "virgins", just like the "two men in a field" (Luke 17:36), are all awaiting Christ's physical return to earth to restore Israel's long awaited kingdom (Acts 1:6). They must ...
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Did the 5 foolish virgins lose their salvation or were they never saved to begin with?

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 NIV [6] God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you [7] and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is ...
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What is the significance of the terms "holy," "chosen," and "peculiar people unto Himself above all the nations" in God's plan and purposes?

In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel was God’s chosen instrument for witnessing about God’s saving grace. It was in this sense that Israel became the “chosen nation” (Ex 19:5). Specifically: ...
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What is the significance of the terms "holy," "chosen," and "peculiar people unto Himself above all the nations" in God's plan and purposes?

These terms are related and in regard to Israel's calling of being God's chosen nation of priest's to the world. Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

Peter, speaking to Israel, which must "endure unto the end" (Matt 24:13) of their coming final seven prophetic years of tribulation (Matt 24:21), while they await with hope that their "...
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In John 1:12, what is the grammatical significance of the tense of the four verbs in understanding the relationship between faith and salvation?

Interpreting Greek tenses is part science and part art. While not in anyway an expert, I will try to break down the tenses in John 1:12 and interpret their use as best I understand them. Sentence ...
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