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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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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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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 2 Samuel 21:8-10 was Rizpah’s use of the sackcloth a sign that the land had repented of its sin?
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I don’t believe there is biblical evidence that the land could repent. Sackcloth was worn by many people in the OT to reflect certain states of mind. Used as sign of mourning: Genesis 37:34 (AKJV)...

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What tone was Paul intending to convey in Acts 23:5?
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It appears that the tone could have been sarcasm. The impetus for sarcasm was in that the office of the high priest was vacant at that time and Ananias was the last one to hold the office. It is most ...

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What did Jesus mean when he said, "...go with him twain" (IE: "go the second mile") in Matthew 5:41?
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Matthew 5:38-45 (KJV) 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy ...

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Good Samaritan Luke's Gospel - Chronology, Geography
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The two stories in Luke 10 are perfectly placed as they are definitely connected. In the account of the lawyer, you will notice in verse 25 that the lawyer asks the question in order to “tempt” (or ...

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Does Romans 13:1-17 teach that it is a sin to disobey any of the laws of the land in which someone is living?
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To answer your main question: the answer depends on how you view New Testament scripture. If you view these types of NT instructions by the Apostles as commands, then you may view not heeding the ...

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Matthew 19:29 leaving everything behind
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Verse 29 has to be taken within the context of verses 13-30. The verse is not about physically leaving your family or job to follow Christ. There is a spiritual application here. 13 Then were ...

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In Genesis 1:26, is there a play on the Hebrew words translated "image" and "likeness" to represent male and female?
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From a contextual point of view, it would seem that there would be no wordplay intended. The bible clearly states that mankind (both male and female) was made in both His image and likeness. Genesis ...

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Why did Satan take everything Job had (his sons, daughters, and all his wealth) but spared his wife?
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I believe there would be no definitive answer seen in the scripture but here is my speculation. I believe that Satan spared Job’s wife because Job did not value his wife. There was value in everything ...

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What's the difference between Jesus being unable to escape notice in Mark 7:24 and him hiding himself from the Pharisees in John 8:59?
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No, there is no contradiction. Just because Jesus has the ability to do something and either refuses to do so or speaks of His desires, does not mean there is a contradiction. Jesus had the ability ...

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Does Paul contradict what he said in Acts 17:29-30 in Romans 1:18-25?
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In order to properly answer your question we must first understand the context of the latter verses of Acts 17. Paul was speaking to the Athenians. He used their own altar to the unknown god as a ...

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In 2 Corinthians 4:4 why does Paul call Jesus the "image of God"?
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The point of using “image” in 2 Cor 4:4 is another reference to Christ’s deity. 2 points relative to your questioning Paul's usage of the word “image”. There is a very interesting usage of the ...

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Does Paul's use of 'we' in 1 Corinthins 9:5–6 imply Barnabas was unmarried?
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Paul is referring to himself and Barnabas. Paul throughout the epistles repeatedly had to defend his apostleship as there were many who doubted his position since he did not physically see the Lord ...

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What is the relationship between “be ye doers of the word” (James 1:22) and “the doers of the law” (Romans 2:13)?
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James 1:22 and Romans 2:13 are directly connected via the theme of partiality (respect of persons). Romans 2:11-16 11For there is no respect of persons with God. 12For as many as have sinned ...

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In Jonah 2:5 is Jonah expecting to see God's temple?
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4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The KJV lists the word as “yet”; which would be the correct translation. In Jonah Chapter 2, Jonah is ...

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How does the concept of "righteousness" cause the Spirit to be "life" in Romans 8:10?
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Romans 8:10 (KJV): 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. To be able to properly answer your question of “how does the ...

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Why does the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew (NASB) omit Admin of Luke 3:33 (NASB)?
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This must be strictly an NASB issue. King James has them as identical. Matthew 1:3-4 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat ...

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Is there a parallelism intended in Romans 9:4?
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I believe we need to look at the entire context to get the proper view of Paul’s intended grouping. I believe the key lies in verses 3 and 5 with the reference to “the flesh” and then connect that to ...

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How does the NKJV apply 2 Samuel 7:14 to 2 Corinthians 6:18?
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From the context in 2 Corinthians 6, it would appear that there is no direct connection between 2 Samuel 7:14 and 2 Corinthians 6:18 other than a topical reference to “sons and daughters”. My KJV has ...

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Does Paul allow divorced believers to remain as they are within the church in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11?
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I will address your question: How can we reconcile 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 with Matthew 18:15-17? Very good question. The answer lies with understanding the complete context of each section of ...

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In Luke 15:1-7 is the shepherd in the parable equated to the Pharisees and the scribes?
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I think your position has merit. I am not a student of Greek but I believe the simple context confirms Jesus’ intention. The motivation for Jesus to utter these verses is the grumbling by the ...

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In 1 Peter 4:5 what does "ready to judge the living and the dead" mean?
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To understand the meaning of “the living and the dead” in verse 5 you need to look at verse 6. 6 For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according ...

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What is being loosened and bound?
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Matthew 18 is one of the most misunderstood chapters on the NT. This has nothing to do with church government and trying to get someone to repent. The purpose of the text is the reconciliation of two ...

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Did Moses compromise by allowing the Israelites to divorce in Deutoronomy 24:1?
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No, Moses did not compromise in allowing divorce. Divorce was allowable by the law. Jesus did not dispute the fact that the law allowed divorce. The Pharisees on two occasions asked him as to ...

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According to Hebrews 1:4 when did Jesus become superior to angels and become a son?
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Answer: in eternity past. "Being made (having become) so much better than the angels, as he hath 'by inheritance obtained' (by being assigned as family heir) a more excellent name than they." Per ...

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Is Job 32:8 equating "the breath of life" of Genesis 2:7 with the Holy Spirit?
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No, I believe Elihu in Job 32:8 is not equating the use of the word spirit with the Holy Spirit. The simple context will tell you this is true. Verse 1: This verse is key to understand the context of ...

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What was sanctified by the blood in Hebrews 10:29?
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No need to move away from the simple context; "he" is sanctified by the blood. The context of Hebrews 10 will tell you this is true. That section of Hebrews 10 deals with "drawing near" or "drawing ...

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