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In Malachi 4:6,what is meant by the phrase, "and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and heart of the children to their fathers"?
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The meaning of the phrase “and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and heart of the children to their fathers” can be found by understanding the connection between Elijah and John ...

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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?
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I believe that Polyhat did a fine job explaining that the two malady’s (leprosy and issue of blood) were to be treated differently per Old Testament (OT) instructions and that Jesus just followed what ...

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Did Paul misquote Isaiah in Romans 15:12?
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No Paul did not misquote. He quoted the Septuagint. Isaiah 11:10 LXX 10And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall arise to rule over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles ...

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What does in the "Form of God" mean?
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I believe the answer to this question is found within the verses you referenced. You quoted the ASV. Here’s Young’s Literal Translation: Philipians 2:5-8 5 For, let this mind be in you that [is] also ...

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Did Balaam actually curse the Israelites as alluded in Deuteronomy 23;5?
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The answer here lies with the principle of scriptural harmony as well as word choice in translation. There is a detailed description of the account in Numbers 22 – 24. In that narrative, it is very ...

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What does "having the eyes of your heart enlightened" mean in Ephesians 1:18?
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I believe Paul is speaking metaphorically here. All verses KJV. Paul’s repeated emphasis throughout his writings is the transition from the Old Covenant of the law to the New Covenant of grace. Paul ...

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In 2 Timothy 4:6-8 is Paul speaking of his death or of his "departure" per 1 Thessalonians 4:17)?
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I think that Nigel is correct in that we can’t be 100% sure but I believe there are enough contextual clues that would give us a good indication that Paul was speaking of his death. All verses KJV. In ...

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How is rebellion likened unto the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness as both iniquity & idolatry?
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Describing how rebellion is likened to witchcraft and how stubbornness is likened to iniquity and idolatry is best answered in light of the gospel. The story in 1 Samuel 15 is a metaphoric ...

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Meaning of the Jews’ response in John 8:41?
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I believe the context of John 8 gives you the answer to your question about the meaning of John 8:41, “…They said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” Even though the ...

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Could James 1:17 be stating that even our own goodness is from God?
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I don’t know if there are many places in scripture that speak directly to your question of where our good nature comes from. However, just as you pose in your question, I believe it can be inferred. ...

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Is There A Thematic Link Between Exodus 3:15 and Psalm 2?
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Yes, I can see a general commonality between Psalm 2 and Exodus 3:15. While I don’t believe the Psalmist is directly alluding to Exodus 3, I can see some commonality. In both sections of scripture ...

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Job 22:13-14, does Eliphaz falsely claim that Job said God does Not know or understand how human's conducting themselves?
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Yes, I believe you have interpreted the text correctly. Job’s three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, as well as Job, all ascribe to the same erroneous religious doctrine. All 4 men believe that God ...

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In Luke, Jesus speaks about the righteous not needing a physician. Just who were the righteous? (Luke 5:31)
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To answer your main question, there are none righteous in Luke 5:31. Christ is speaking ironically here. Even though His metaphor about the healthy people not needing a doctor (symbolic for sinners ...

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Matthew 5:17-19
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I’ll address your question “Given that all of the prophesies about Jesus have not yet been fulfilled, on what Biblical basis can the Church teach that the Law was nailed to the cross?” from the ...

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Was Elihu not a friend of Job?
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There is nothing in the text that would indicate that Job either knew or did not know Elihu prior to Elihu’s speech toward the end of the book. Elihu’s appears abruptly and disappears abruptly. Many ...

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In Luke 24:13, two apostles are mentioned. Who is the second?
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The simple and direct answer to your main question of what was the name of the other "apostle" (disciple) on the Road to Emmaus, is that the bible does not tell us. He remains unnamed. Now, ...

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God's decision regarding The Great Flood
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This answer lies with God's grace. First, verse 7 does not say God will get rid of "all creation". Here is Genesis 6:7 (YLT): 7 And Jehovah saith, `I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off ...

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In Mark 11:17, what is the proper context to drive the correct understanding of the phrase, "but you have made it a den of theives?
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Mark 11:15-17 (MEV): 15 And they came to Jerusalem. Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the moneychangers ...

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Is the spirit of man a created thing?
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This is a truly provocative question +1. Unfortunately, I don't believe you can answer this by solely looking at scripture; this answer would need some deduction. I believe the answer would lie in ...

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Is John 3:8 an allusion to Ecclesiastes 11:5?
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Yes, it is very possible that Jesus had in mind Ecclesiates 11:4-5 as He spoke the words in John 3:8, for the context in Ecclesiastes 11 supports His intention in John 3. Ecclesiastes 11:4-5 (KJV) ...

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Could Moses's instructions have indirectly lead to the bad report of the ten spies in Numbers 13:17-20?
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I would reject the notion that Moses could have "led the witness" by giving them "either/or" choices. I believe the source of their "bad report" was strictly due to a lack of faith and fear. Note the ...

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Why did testing come to Job? (Job 23:10) ERV
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This is the same answer I used for a similar question back in September. My personal opinion is that the Book of Job is demonstrating the human struggle to deal with his own self righteousness. Job ...

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In Genesis 9:15 what does the covenant promise about floods?
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Genesis 9:9-11 speaks to the covenant between God and Noah: 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10 And with every living creature that is with you, of ...

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Is the story of Barabbas possibly fabricated?
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There would be no reason to doubt the veracity of the bible on the subject of the story of Barabbas and the custom of releasing a prison from prison at the time of the Passover. There is in fact ...

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Could there have been some duplicity on the part of the Israelites in Achan's transgression in Joshua 7:10-12?
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No, I do not believe the bible is alluding to duplicity on part of others in Israel in verse 11. I believe the context of verse 1 helps to clarify. Joshua 7:1 (KJV) But the children of Israel ...

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Does 1 Peter 3:21 teach baptismal regeneration?
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To answer you main question, no, the bible does not teach baptismal regeneration. Your text starting at verse 18: 1 Peter 3: 18-21 (KJV): 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just ...

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How had God hedged in Job? (Job 3:23)
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I will defer to the experts in Hebrew but the context leads me to believe that the phrase “has not thou made a hedge about him” is a Hebrew idiom. The Hebrew phrase here, suwk, means to entwine, i.e. ...

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Why was Jesus consistently not recognized by those who knew him after his resurrection?
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This is a difficult question to answer because I don’t believe there is a definitive body of evidence in scripture to be certain. Scripture is limited in speaking about this but there are a few verses ...

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In Galatians 2:18 how do Torah "works" affect justification by faith in the Christ?
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Your question was “how do Torah works affect justification”? The short answer is they don’t; for salvation is solely by grace and faith and not by the works of the law for you quoted an appropriate ...

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Are Christians who don't tithe "disobedient" and "robbing God"? Malachi 3:8
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Since your question is posed from a Christian point of view, my answer is from that perspective, ie New Testament related. There is no biblical justification for teaching tithing as a requirement in ...

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