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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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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 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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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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How does Genesis 2:6 reconcile with Genesis 1:11-13 AND to Genesis 2:5?
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There is no contradiction between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. If you will notice, in Genesis 2:1-3, the text says God completed the creation, so everything that God created was complete including man. ...

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The Phrase "Hebrew of Hebrews" in Philippians 3:5?
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The phrase is used by the Apostle Paul to state that he was the greatest example of someone who attempted to attain righteousness by trying to keep the law. Paul claims to be head and shoulders above ...

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What was nailed to the cross in Colossians 2:14?
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14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; - KJV The reference to “handwriting of ordinances”...

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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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Acts 1 & 2 were more than the Apostles baptized in the Holy Spirit?
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I believe the text tells us that there were more than Apostles who were overcome with the Holy Spirit. Chapter 1 tells us that there were 120 disciples in the upper room. In Acts chapter 2, the text ...

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Was Paul showing some pride in 1 Corinthians 9:15?
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I do not believe Paul was exhibiting pride or boasting as referenced in verse 15. If you keep reading in 1 Corinthians 9, you will see that Paul explains himself. If we use another version, it’s a ...

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In Job 42 why was Elihu not equally rebuked?
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The reason that God did not rebuke Elihu is because he spoke the truth about Job’s condition, unlike Job’s three friends. Job’s three friends accused Job of either doing something sinful or refraining ...

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Does 1 Corinthians 10:18-22 contradict 1 Corinthians 8:4-13?
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There is no contradiction; just keep reading in 1 Corinthians 10, you’ll see the same premise as in chapter 8. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices ...

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What prompted Jesus to say "Get thee behind me, Satan" to Peter in Matthew 16:23?
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I think if you look at the context of the verses to follow, you get a good idea of why Jesus rebuked Peter. Matthew 16:23-28 (KJV) 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan:...

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Are the principalities and powers in Titus 3:1 the same as in Ephesians 6:12?
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The context should help you out a great deal. In Ephesians 6:12, the verse says that these powers are spiritual in nature and not physical. That's why he starts out by saying "we wrestle NOT with ...

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In Proverbs 18:21 what is the control that the tongue has over life and death?
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The verse is suggesting that we have a choice as to how the power of the tongue is used. It can be used for either good or evil. The fruit will follow its usage. Verse 20 can help understand verse ...

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Is it significant that Zacchaeus who wrongfully accused(συκοφαντέω) others climbed a sycamore tree(συκομορέα)?
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I think you are dead on! The author of this article does a great job explaining the word play and metaphor. Nice job! Who Cares That it Was a Sycamore? Climbing Trees and Playing on Words in Luke ...

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How was the preaching of Christ supposed to add more afflictions to the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:15?
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In Philippians chapter 1, Paul is addressing the disunity at the church at Philippi. Just like the church at Galatia, there were Jewish believers who wanted to bring the Law of Moses back as a ...

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Were the Pharisees baptized by John?
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I believe the King James and Young's Literal versions are more clear. Matthew 3:7 (KJV): But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation ...

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The faith of Abraham is uncertain...?
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There is no conflict between Genesis and Romans. The Book of Romans (amplified by Hebrews) speaks about a life long exercise of faith with Abraham, not just one incident. Did Abraham listen to Sarah, ...

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Has God ordained the divorce decree?
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This issue of the apparent conflict between Jesus’ teaching on divorce versus the Law allowing divorce, was posed to Jesus on two separate occasions; Matthew 19:3-19 and Mark 10:2-12. However, 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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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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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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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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What does Paul mean when he said, "she ... is dead even while she is still alive" in 1 Timothy 5:6?
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I agree with Dr. Peter and would only add that the immediate context tells us in what way she is spiritually dead. Here are verses 3-6: 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4 But if any widow ...

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The time of restoration of the Kingdom asked in Acts 1:6? Why didn't Jesus answer plainly?
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No, I do not believe that Jesus was evading the question. I believe that He deliberately did not answer because the disciples were not ready to receive the answer. Think about the context of Acts 1:...

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(Galatians 3:10-13) Understanding "a curse for us" phrase
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I believe the phrase “being made a curse for us” is a direct reference to the “blessing and the curse” described in Deuteronomy 28. Here Moses is reminding Israel that they must do ‘everything” ...

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Who was the original audience for the story of Job?
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This response addresses the questions you raised as to the purpose of the Book of Job. My personal opinion is that the Book of Job is demonstrating the human struggle to deal with his own self ...

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Why does Jesus' wording of the Shema include the addition of 'and with all your mind?'
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I believe that the reference to “all your mind” is just a further explanation of the depth of the commitment required by the Old Testament Law. The OT law required perfection and complete obedience to ...

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How can we understand 1 Corinthians 8 in the light of 1 Corinthians 10?
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If we keep reading in 1 Corinthians 10 we see that there is no contradiction. Paul is stating that we are free to eat whatever is put before us, unless there is an issue of conscience, ie the ...

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