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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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Is what Paul says about boasting in Galatians 6:4 a contradiction of what he says in Ephesians 2:9?
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In order to answer your question, we need to continue reading in Chapter 6. Galatians 6:1-5 and 12-16 (NASB) Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an ...

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How can we harmonise Daniel 5 & 8?
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It appears that you made an assumption that may not be true. It is possible for Daniel to have “carried on the King’s business” without Daniel having personally met the king. Remember, Daniel already ...

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Are these two different groups that are being referred to in Numbers 14:22-23?
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The entire chapter context would suggest that this is one group. All the chapter verses prior to 22-23 talk of "the company" or "the people"; ie one group. Note verse 15: 15 Now if thou shalt ...

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Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus on the cross before he died? If not, why not?
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No, there was no separation of the Godhead at any time during the crucifixion. I believe there has been a great misunderstanding about Christ’s quoting of Psalm 22 on the cross. Jesus quoted Psalm ...

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Why the leaven prohibition in Exodus 23:18 and Leviticus 2:11?
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I did not see a response to my comment about providing a strictly New Testament answer, so I’m taking a risk that you may find this response useful. I apologize if the NT doctrine here offends you but ...

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What is significance of "wife of [your] youth" such as in Malachi, Proverbs, or Isaiah 54?
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I believe you answered your own question without realizing it. Referring to: Isaiah 54:6 "For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is ...

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Was David right in his desire to build a temple?
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No, God did not sanction the building of the Temple in Jerusalem. In fact, God told David in no uncertain terms in 1 Chronicles 17 and verse 4: 4Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, ...

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Which law is Galatians 3 referring to?
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This refers to the Law of Moses which would include the 10 Commandments. In Galatians, Paul is refuting the Judeizers who believed in Christ as Savior but also believed that the Christian was ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of fish swallowed Jonah (Jonah 1:17)?
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I believe that it’s impossible to tell what type of fish swallowed Jonah but my response would be does it really matter. Whether the story of Jonah is literal or not does not detract from the ...

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What does "as Jesus did" mean in 1 John 2:6?
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I think we need to stay within the context that these words were written. 1 John 2: 3-11 (KJV): 3 And hereby we know that we know Him: if we keep His commandments. 4 He that saith, “I know Him,” ...

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In Romans 11:19 why did the Jewish branches have to be cut off in order for the gentiles to be saved?
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This is a great question. The answer lies in recognizing the plan of God for the salvation of mankind. God’s plan has two parts, the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. The Jews are a part of the Old ...

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What is the implication of "satisfied" or "filled" in the Synoptic feeding of the multitude stories?
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In looking at the context, I would have to say that by adding the words "and were filled" or "and were satisfied" would just add to the magnitude of the metaphor on display here through the parables ...

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Did Joshua give a wrong timeline in Joshua 1:11?
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Joshua 1:10-11 (ESV) 10 And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, 11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are ...

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Was God lenient with the house of Samuel in 1 Samuel 8?
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It is not possible to tell whether or not God judged Abiah and Joel. Just because the bible is silent in that regard, does not mean it didn't happen. It appears that the reason for the account to be ...

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What does it mean to be meek, as commanded and praised in the Scriptures?
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Most people have the wrong idea when trying to define the biblical usage of meekness. Here’s how Vines Expository Dictionary explains the NT word prautes (meekness): *“The meaning of pruates is not ...

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What did God see in Noah, that earned his grace? As I can find no reference to what he did, or how he lived in the scriptures.
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I think the bible is clear; Noah pleased God because, just like Abraham, he believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Without faith, it is impossible to please Him. Hebrews 11:6-7 (...

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What is the significance of Sarah denying having laughed in Genesis 18:15?
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I believe the text is demonstrating that Abraham and Sarah were on the same page with respect to not quite being 100% sold on God’s plan. The bible tells us that both Abraham and Sarah shared the ...

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Why do the King James and some other versions translate וְשַׁ֣בְתִּֽי as "And I returned"? (Ecclesiastes 4:1)
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I believe the translation is proper; the usage would be a part of normal literary expression. We have to remember to greater context concerning Solomon’s purpose in the Book of Ecclesiastes. ...

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