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As Christian believers, why don't we follow the Mosaic Law according to specifically Matthew 5:17-20, but more generally Matthew 5-7?
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The OT law is not binding on the NT believer today. Colossians 2:14 states plainly that the law has been taken out of the way by the sacrifice of Christ. 14 blotting out the handwriting of ...

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What is the meaning of Rev 12?
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The answer to your question depends on the eschatological position of the responder. Not everyone will respond the way you might be thinking when you asked the question. There are four main views on ...

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In Romans 7:9 what does Paul mean by "I died"?
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In answer to your question: Is Paul suggesting that Adam did not directly bring death on all men but instead each person dies only when they sin by interacting with the Torah? You are on the ...

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1 Corinthians 12:12-31 - Should Unpresentable Parts be Honoured Too?
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I'm not sure if I'm missing something in your question but yes, each part of the body is treated the same by God so (as verse 25 states) that there by no schism in the body. In God's design, the ...

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Is it possible that Saint Mark's account of Christ's prediction of Saint Peter's denials is doctored?
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There is no conflict among the four gospels and no need for anyone to edit the text. By stating "before the cock crow" does not mean "only" once, ie, the phrase does not preclude the cock from crowing ...

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In Romans 8:29 is Paul speaking of "predestination" with regard to birth or to judgment?
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I believe that we can answer your question by using some help from Ephesians 1. Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy ...

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Bondage through fear of death?
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The answer to your question is found in later chapters of Hebrews, so there’s a lot of ground to cover to get from chapter 2 to chapter 10. The simple answer is that those who have been in bondage ...

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Why does Paul start with the subject matter of Ephesians 5:3-5 immediately after Ephesians 5:1-2?
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In answering your specific question: Is Paul saying that sexual immorality, impurity, and covetousness are the primary reasons a person does not love like Christ? …it’s just not those specific ...

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Exodus 33:11 Moses saw God face to face as a friend. John 1:17,18 Jesus said “No one has seen God.” Who should I believe
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This response addresses your initial question about the apparent conflict between Exodus 33:11 and John 1:17-18. The reference to the phrase “face to face” in Exodus 33 is an idiom and not to be ...

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How is daily pursuing righteous behavior different from striving for righteous standing ? what role does faith play?
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Romans 9:30-31 talk about the difference between seeking a relationship with God (and obtaining righteousness) through the two main biblical covenants (testaments). The Old Covenenat was a works ...

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Circumcision: for Seed or Seeds?
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I don’t believe your answer will be found in manuscript evidence. I believe this is a contextual issue. To net this down to the simplest factor, it appears to me that your issue boils down to Paul’s ...

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In Romans 5:9 why does not say "all" but "many"?
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Actually, both words are used in Romans 5, ie both “many” and “all”. The word “many” is used in Romans 5 to convey the concept of going from “one” to “many”. The idea being that through the sin of ...

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In the context of Galatians 2:1-14, what does Paul suggest by using the word "poor"?
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Based on the context of Galatians 2 (and the rest of Galatians) the reference to the “poor” would mean physically poor and not spiritually poor. Remember the entire context of the Book of Galatians is ...

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Why does Jesus say "hereafter" in Matthew 26:64?
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I believe that Jesus uses the term “hereafter” (lit henceforth) because He wanted to draw attention to the fulfillment of prophecy. Note Jesus’ words and the High Priest’s reaction in Matthew 26 (KJV):...

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Could the line of David be adopted?
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There are two points to be made here. First, the subject of 2 Samuel 7:4-17 is not Solomon; this is a reference to the Messiah. In verses 4-7, God tells David that He has never asked anyone to ...

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Does Isaiah 51:4 speak of a new law?
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Yes, I believe this is a reference to the New Testament Law of Liberty referenced in James 2:12. Look at the immediate context of Isaiah 51:4 (KJV). 1Hearken to me, ye that follow after ...

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To whom were the Jews referring in John 6:31?
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I believe the immediate context of the verse tells us that the Jews were referring to God. 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and ...

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In Galatians 2:11-13 why does Peter fear the Jewish believers?
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Peter and Barnabas both feared the believing Jews because they were both still struggling with the total acceptance of New Covenant doctrine. Peter was trying to associate with both the Judaizers (...

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Why does the Greek translation read in Acts (Luke-Acts) that Jesus was killed by “hanging him on a tree?”
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All three verses you reference in Acts use the same word for tree in Greek (xulon). The word is derived from the root meaning timber; so by implication anything made of wood (stick, club, tree or ...

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The subtle change in meaning of "The Circumcision" in ESV Ephesians 2:11
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In many cases in the NT, "the circumcision" is a reference to the Jews. "The uncircumcision" refers to Gentiles: "And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with ...

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Why was Aaron not punished for making the golden calf? (Exodus 32:1-4)
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God is always demonstrating mercy to His people. In the last book of the OT (Malachi) God states that since the law was given to Moses, that NO ONE has been able to keep the law (Malachi 3:7). God ...

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How come the righteous Servant gets to see "His seed" even when he has no generations? Is 53:8,10
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The two previous answers are good ones. If you're still having trouble with the seed being counted as a generation, here are a couple more verses that may help. Psalm 22: 30 (KJV) "A seed shall ...

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Who did God's will in Acts 4:27, 28
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I think the context makes it clear. In Acts 4:25-26, Peter is quoting Psalm 2:1-2. Acts 4:26, "The kings of the earth stood up and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against ...

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What is the covenant of Levi?
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I just completed preparation of a bible class on the book of Malachi which I am currently teaching to my men's group. So your question has perfect timing. The covenant with Levi is just a reference ...

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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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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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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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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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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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