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Why did God give instructions about the arrangement of the Israelite tribal camps?
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If you do the math, you'll find that the greatest number of people were on one side of the tabernacle with the least amount of people directly opposite on the other side. The two remaining sides had ...

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How exactly does parable of a tower and a war (Luke 14:28-33) mean that we should give up everything we have?
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Jesus ends the passage with "he who has ears to hear, let him hear". That tells us that this is a significant metaphor. The context is one of giving up everything. Now the traditional way to view ...

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Per Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3 why did John the Baptist preach the "baptism of repentance" and not "repent" for the forgivness of sin?
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There is a significant difference between the phrases “the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” and “repent for the forgiveness of sins”. The former statement is: God oriented grace ...

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Per Acts 3:19, to whom or to what does Peter say to "return"?
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Acts 3:19 (NASB) 19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; Peter in Acts 3:19, was calling ...

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In Romans 12:3 what is the μέτρον that God has allotted to each believer and how is one to use it to "think soberly" about one's gift?
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The instruction to “think soberly” deals directly with the idea of being prideful derived from the previous chapter. In chapter 11, Paul was admonishing the Gentiles at Rome not to be proud since they ...

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In Luke 2:38 what does "redemption" (λύτρωσις) mean and to what does it refer?
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Luke 2:38 (YLT) 38 and she, at that hour, having come in, was confessing, likewise, to the Lord, and was speaking concerning him, to all those looking for redemption in Jerusalem. The verse ...

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In Romans 8:3-4 what is "the righteousness which is of the Law"?
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Romans 8:3-4 KJV For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the ...

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The "but" in John 1:17
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The contrast is between the Law of Moses (Old Covenant) and the Grace of Jesus Christ (New Covenant). So, the contrast is rather substantial. The OT is the testament of the law, which 2 Corinthians 3 ...

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In Matthew 19:28 what is "the regeneration"?
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According to the Greek, the regeneration is the new birth and the restoration of all things. In order to put proper meaning to the definition of the new birth, we need to make sure we understand ...

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Did God forbid Moses from entering the Promised Land because of the concession he made concerning divorce and remarriage?
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No. The reason that God did not allow Moses to enter the Promised Land was because Moses was the Law Giver. Think about the metaphor of Israel entering the Promised Land. Israel represents the ...

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In Romans 8:2 what is the "law of the spirit of life"?
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I see that you answered your own question, giving rise for me to ask the question, what was your intention by asking the question in the first place? Are you interested in an answer or only wish to ...

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Is God the creator / bringer of evil according to Isaiah 45:7 and 2 Kings 22:20?
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I don’t’ think you can answer this question without offering an opinion. It’s my considered opinion, that there is no conflict between God creating evil while still keeping intact, His character as ...

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Was the baptism by Jesus' disciples representing repentance? John 3:26
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Yes baptism is linked to repentance but you must understand biblical repentance. John the Baptist preached the "baptism of repentance" for the forgiveness of sin. He did not preach "repentance" for ...

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