Questions to ask – Yehovah

NOTICE : These questions are for those who have questions for their creator, these questions can be cross answered by others, NO RUDE COMMENTS OR INSULTS WILL BE POSTED (PA= Possible Answer)

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Q#1: Do demons stay in Hell as a punishment? or do they travel back and forth hell to earth

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – “That’s their place of dwelling, some are chained and some (majority) are free and traveling back and forth bringing people with them from earth to hell”

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Q#2 : What does it mean that the dead know nothing?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.gotquestions.org/dead-know-nothing.html

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Q#3 : Why does one scripture say there’s only one lord and in another scripture it says there where two lords?


1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live

Psalm 110:1, David says, “The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool’”


[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 -the first Lord is actually Yehovah and they replaced the word/name Yehovah with Lord _____________________________________________________________________________

[Maximum.A][R/B: Jew/ND- Christian]

Q#4: Why wasn’t this prophecy in the Bible fulfilled?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – http://evidenceforchristianity.org/how-do-you-explain-the-fact-that-the-prophecy-in-ezekiel-2917-20-about-nebuchadnezzar-and-egypt-was-not-fulfilled/

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[Maximum.A][R/B: Jew/ND- Christians]

Q#5: Why did God command the extermination of the Canaanites, women and children included?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Jew ] PA #1 – https://bible.org/question/how-could-loving-god-tell-israelites-kill-their-enemies-even-children?fbclid=IwAR3zYCgPj_e6D97xDnHWN6pw5GmH1WJF0c5huuMtYm94CII2Q3yX0L6h0Lw

[Maximum A.][R/B: Jew ] PA #2 – https://www.gotquestions.org/Canaanites-extermination.html

[Maximum A.][R/B: Jew ] PA #3 -“here’s your answer, YES Yahweh is in favor of capital punishment for MURDER of children, demons entice humans to sacrifice children and the passages you see God issuing a death sentence is when nations around ancient Israel where practicing this evil and where evil beyond imagination, demons offer rewards if you sacrifice children to them, demons also call themselves gods that the evil nations around ancient Israel worshipped.

Deuteronomy 12:31: You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12: When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire…Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.

2 Kings 16:3: He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

Psalm 106:38: They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.

Jeremiah 19:4-5: For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned sacrifices in it to gods that neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal – something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.

[Maximum A.][R/B: Jew] PA #4 –https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2010006?fbclid=IwAR3avKNdFbVgmpz8bvzjL1Gd7ALP49i3lYOkFZlhnNNLdmss_3QTa8WPx_4

[Maximum A.][R/B: Jew] PA #5 – https://www.bethinking.org/bible/old-testament-mass-killings


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Q#6: What Happens to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-happens-to-those-who-never-hear-gospel/

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Q#7: Is the mustard seed the smallest of seeds?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –https://christiananswers.net/q-aiia/mustardseed.html?fbclid=IwAR0Byf17YWAKFfP-RyrZS8YdKaLxSqHNEiXS4ZlWW9oDVF38alTVXrxqlvY

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://carm.org/is-mustard-seed-smallest-of-all-seeds?fbclid=IwAR1Nx8iFqdgMEGYQ8_cuVm0mokkujyi5gDU53HU3ctcD0jHj0tdmi6728JQ

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Q#8: Was Abraham justified by faith or by works?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/was-abraham-justified-by-faith-or-works/?fbclid=IwAR0GodyAGT7oF2NsDyh09fyCaPlj3hCUz8mhbpJvpiOTWjzyC2ABlSpm1GQ

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/betweentwocultures.com/2014/12/19/was-abraham-justified-by-faith-or-by-works/amp/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – https://christcovenant.org/sermons/wait-i-thought-we-were-justified-by-faith-alone/

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Q#9: A Donkey and Her Colt?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –https://apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=6&article=773&fbclid=IwAR3m7o1NKPg4sueQgilZCp6sT8lWIfbz4_6Pv2mXA9a6jEqKAN8K-IdJc94

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Q#10: Does God (Really) Desire All to Be Saved?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/does-god-really-desire-all-to-be-saved?fbclid=IwAR17hGASiNfq8_1ygPpGJgisFLeB6eOHdrWe3J2jg3RW7Kk__Qo3MV67fy4

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://thirdmill.org/answers/answer.asp/file/45600

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Q#11: Did Paul claim to be a Pharisee [in Philippians 3]?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1- https://www.quora.com/Did-Paul-claim-to-be-a-Pharisee-in-Philippians-3?fbclid=IwAR27R034H4XPTwFRio7FVaJtdlj5TPwufG6A8Cd9xQJfDDi-Ikc9TK2NG4A

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Q#12: Why do Matthew and Luke’s genealogies contradict one another?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://bible.org/question/why-do-matthew-and-lukes-genealogies-contradict-one-another?fbclid=IwAR2xKAfHxzKVftFaAxrWCoy3OjnPVBw2S0Y5dAF13DemqTk8T1BLNkls_5E

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Q#13: What do you think Christ “did” for three days after he descended into hell?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1- https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/did-jesus-really-descend-into-hell

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/he-descended-into-hell

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – https://ptv.org/devotional/where-did-old-testament-saints-go-when-they-died/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #4 –

For as Jonas was three days … – See Jonah 1:17

This event took place in the Mediterranean Sea, somewhere between Joppa and Tarshish, when he was fleeing from Nineveh. It is said that the “whale” seldom passes into that sea, and that its throat is too small to admit a man. It is probable, therefore, that a fish of the “shark kind” is intended. Sharks have been known often to swallow a man entire. The fish in the book of Jonah is described merely as a “great fish,” without specifying the kind. It is well known that the Greek word translated whale, in the New Testament, does not of necessity mean a whale, but may denote a large fish or sea-monster of any kind. – Robinson, Lexicon.

Three days and three nights – It will be seen in the account of the resurrection of Christ that he was in the grave but two nights and a part of three days. See Matthew 18:6. This computation is, however, strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. If it had “not” been, the Jews would have understood it, and would have charged our Saviour as being a false prophet, for it was well known to them that he had spoken this prophecy, Matthew 27:63. Such a charge, however, was never made; and it is plain, therefore, that what was “meant” by the prediction was accomplished. It was a maxim, also, among the Jews, in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received as the whole. Many instances of this kind occur in both sacred and profane history. See 2 Chronicles 10:52 Chronicles 10:12Genesis 42:17-18. Compare Esther 4:16 with Esther 5:1.

In the heart of the earth – The Jews used the word “heart” to denote the “interior” of a thing, or to speak of being in a thing. It means, here, to be in the grave or sepulchre.

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/matthew/12-40.htm

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Q#14: Why Would God Harden a Heart?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1- “ When a people’s sin reaches heaven, be they kings or pharaoh or not they are targeted by God for punishment one of those punishments is, God hardening their heart”

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Q#15: Why does Jesus one on hand honor the Law and on the other hand seem to replace or override it?

Mark 7:6–12
6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
“ ‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
7 in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban” ’ (that is, given to God)4— 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother,


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Matthew 5:38-39
Eye for Eye
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’
39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTAR369.htm?fbclid=IwAR1AZt-ypzQeIgnJJMwyFt6CwtHQDI9fegCf7tz3t7WaLPO4cCZrktSKnYg

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://biblehub.com/commentaries/matthew/5-38.htm?fbclid=IwAR1fthXtdSDJATDHIYboJm3x3ub9k8-wgstB38ArVJFSP4YMD0mszcrn3s0

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 –
“You have the right to justice but Jesus was saying “BUT I SAY TO YOU” saying you have a alternative, Apostle Paul confirms this in his letter

1 Corinthians 6:12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but I will not be mastered by anything

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Q#16

“Why would Jesus condemn the Pharisees for all the wicked things that their ancestors did all the way back to Abel and Cain? That doesn’t seem very fair”

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/matthew-23-35.html?fbclid=iwar0go0x5uvldesxcqlucqpbah_3-2t3wylhyric2iczit5g9z8tbsic7hfc

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Q#17- Does God Hate people?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/ad-fontes/the-hatred-of-god-in-the-psalms-of-david/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.gotquestions.org/does-God-hate.html

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – God gives mankind and angels freewill if they choose to do evil and align themselves with satan and his demons then He will hate them because God hates satan and his demons and everyone who aligns themselves with them receive the same judgment, but if they repent sincerely then they will receive His mercy, it all comes down to freewill and God responds accordingly (2 Timothy 2:21)& (Jonah 4:2)&(Deuteronomy 7:9-10) so God responds according to mans action and may choose His representatives or chosen to bring people to Him, like Israel was/is His representatives on earth

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #4 – I think God hates people that know the truth and are in high positions of authority who are wicked, as David hated the wicked of his day (Psalm 139:21–22) &
(Hebrews 10:26-31) and also most everyone and every nation knew Gods chosen people that’s why David and God hated those wicked during his day they knew the truth and God and yet rejected Him and hated Him, you cannot hate something you don’t know

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Q#18- Why doesn’t God heal everyone when they pray in the name of Yeshua/Jesus but some you do?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – Some need to learn the lessons from their actions and others don’t, sometimes demons are attacking that person and the illness or sickness isn’t the persons fault, or God just decides to heal them regardless if it’s their fault or not, it’s really up to God and His sovereign will

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/smith_chuck/HolySpirit/hs_17.cfm

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Q#19- Why is there differences between Septuagint and Masortic text? Which one is more accurate?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA# 1- The Talmudic Jews altered their copy of the Old Testament

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA# 2 – https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_395.cfm

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Q#20-Where there other people you made besides Adam and Eve somewhere else? Because Cain found a wife somewhere from an unknown people

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA -#1 Adam and Eve had hundreds probably up to thousands more children, the critics may scream incest incest! as to what opposed to a single cell somehow turning into a male and female and having children and the children mating? no matter what way you put it we’re one big family, doesn’t mean incest is ok now, the Law was implemented by God which includes anti-incest laws, Adam lived so long that he had millions of children so the family tree was spread out quite a bit as to not interbreed as much as possible here’s the scripture

Genesis 5:4 “And after he had become the father of Seth, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.”

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_717.cfm?fbclid=IwAR28F9C82el1fAPYLsWwYKG7UEgFni9dOT5LSEv1mhUSAvR21njRKEdWXlQ

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Q#21- What is the difference between a prophet prophesying and a word of knowledge?

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Q#22- Where were was God during the mass murders throughout history? such as the holocaust and many others?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – God was operative, God sometimes reserves judgment for afterlife and sometimes brings judgment immediately like the law says life for life, It depends on Him

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Q#23- What race was Adam and Eve?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnwnVW7_OLE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3nYfwboyCgt4o0jbPyQLjNMAgqd7i2-AUh46EMDAZX4TsOl7-vrzatFKI

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F489856681158046%2Fvideos%2F1233495896821232%2F&show_text=0&width=560&hc_location=ufi

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Q#24- Why does God save some from Suicide and others He doesn’t?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – Because God appoints His representatives to help people and works through them and Sometimes we can’t get to everyone

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.gotquestions.org/God-save-everyone.html

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – God does chooses His representatives and makes them responsible to help others

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Q#25- Why did you kill Pharaoh and King Herod instead of saving them?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 -Jesus said, “He who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11; 18:14)

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – All the people that God punished with death in the Bible Pharaoh and King Herod where in high positions of authority and were using that authority to commit murder, Paul was not in high position of authority that’s why God had mercy on him, but Pharaoh and King Herod not only were in high positions of authority but committed crimes against Gods chosen after God had shown them who is boss

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 -Another reason God did that is because if God where to let king Herod continue doing murder there would be no church, another reason God struck him down as he was shown several times God is God and he wasn’t but still continued his course against the church therefore was left with no excuse (Hebrews 10:26-31)

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #4 – God sometimes reserves judgment for afterlife and sometimes brings judgment immediately like the law says life for life

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #5 – God is looking to be feared too, it’s called Godly fear He cant be nice all the time then people will trample over Him and His chosen

Hebrews 10:26-31
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #6 – God does allow each person freewill and will punish those who disobey Him in this life and or the next life, and will reward or punish based off what the person does

2 Timothy 2:21
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good works

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Q #26- Is it okay to worship Jesus?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – It is okay since He shares the same divine nature as God the Father and are three in one

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Q #27- Why did God harden the heart of the king of the Amorites?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – Because it was Gods judgment on the evil king and his people because their sin have reached the limit (Genesis 15:16)

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – God gives nations and the like time to repent and if they don’t then judgment comes on them, but God is a God of mercy and love and will give time like he did with Nineveh

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Q#28- Do angels have blood?

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Q#29- Was there demonic possession in the Old Testament?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/68420/demon-possession-in-the-old-testament

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – http://shamelesspopery.com/casting-out-demons-in-the-name-of-solomon-jewish-exorcisms-at-the-time-of-christ/

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Q#30 – Why didn’t God imprison/kill satan and his demons immediately after the fall? to stop them from corrupting mankind?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – God did declare judgment on satan and his demons but allows them to operate still to turn everything they do around for the good of His chosen and for mankind

Genesis 50:20, but as for you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.compellingtruth.org/God-vs-Satan.html

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Q#31 – Why did they remove the book of Enoch from the Bible?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – http://www.sherryshriner.com/church-coverup.htm?fbclid=IwAR1_Ib9gcVZdJho5unl2RibCvYSliJp7yHe9M4FlubPvuAw9B0EUpQIAJJQ

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Q#32 – Why does the Bible say “our righteousness is as filthy rags” but then how did the Old Covenant saints get into Heaven?

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Q#33 – What did Jesus mean when He said, “This generation will by no means pass away”?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/seven-prophectic-signs-before-jesus-returns/what-did-jesus-mean-when-he?fbclid=IwAR0lrSF3RL1o2SRj9NGDkxsv4vU4H1RCGYK1UqoeRnD-iqsHJPpfHDDKj1I

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.gotquestions.org/this-generation-not-pass.html

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Q#34 – Is Male Headship a “Curse”?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://answersingenesis.org/family/gender/is-male-headship-a-curse/?fbclid=IwAR0bD8h9wFWOspqTZ2TeLV0qup3dO2wkWhV7vwEbKmgoiSj7AfgSK1aCvVE

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Q#35 – If God hates human sacrifice, how could Jesus’ sacrifice be the payment for our sins?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.gotquestions.org/human-sacrifice.html

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2011/12/21/christianity-did-not-begin-with-a-human-sacrifice/?fbclid=IwAR0F5mFWxBCyUyOB4N1LHNQTV8pDuA3Wv6nu6LPCwvRqBVT-mse2U7Ea2OM

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Q#36 – If Noah’s Ark was literal, how did they go about cleaning up all the animal poop inside the ark on a daily basis?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.quora.com/If-Noahs-Ark-was-literal-how-did-they-go-about-cleaning-up-all-the-animal-poop-inside-the-ark-on-a-daily-basis?fbclid=IwAR3tJBcz1Reyoa30oXb1tuSTct82Gi6J5dp5sHSAcxOV_-uSlvMz7KGerLM

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Q#37 – How did the nephilim reappear after the flood?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/34181/how-did-nephilim-reappear-after-the-flood?fbclid=IwAR25s5St1178i2ipy6L_UNdRUnjJ2Djsr84-3v8OxXsRVwmwMgiheGjZJxU

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – Three words: demon sex rituals, the demons that created the Nephilim didn’t die, but continued on after it… and then continued on to trying to create hybrids namely the Nephilim

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Q#38 – Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – http://blog.adw.org/2017/08/satan-roam-earth/?fbclid=IwAR3KDiIQHvgz1LgJf-d6-3rJ0hAQqZCL_8qU1ilyWchVWUNRENVTV4jSCFw

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Q#39 – Why did Jesus say “My Father is Greater than I”

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_215.cfm?fbclid=IwAR0thQTW7DgPAxMH3dnkZXqmWBSbE115OGrTaP4W3VxVd7mC7XsIByaHvII

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Q#40 – What are the dietary laws? are they ceremonial or not?

[Maximum A.][R/B: Jew/Christian] PA #1 – https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/RA/k/1049/Clean-Unclean-Meats.htm

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Jew/Christian] PA #2 –https://youtu.be/ugrL259KZSU

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Q#41 – Why will God release Satan after 1000 years after Christ returns?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_88.cfm?fbclid=IwAR2mlgHhdNTED8wohjrvsJpE-ifHTSKxIrLF6MaEG-FVr5VmeOO1mTvWOBc

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.jvim.com/question-of-the-week/why-is-satan-loosed-after-1000-years/?fbclid=IwAR1w4sQatRrk4zWfI9ed8Nzt4V_xqrqu4sVUnetPFcgIW1PWlSO1e5fzVwM

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/you-can-understand-bible-prophecy/beyond-the-millennium?fbclid=IwAR3YkuF8pngY2c1MHd4v88hAJPQAIz3pRAJvhce1–Ilg65otDlxehgN_t4

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Q#42 – Why can’t we see God?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://cogentchristianity.com/2018/08/06/why-does-god-feel-so-hidden-a-defense-of-divine-hiddenness/?fbclid=IwAR1QgkXwC3LPFemlp0-jiNLzSWvaZXhJUGS-mpyZkMQTobs5WOCcnVGp7_k

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – We cannot see Yahweh God the Father yet but Jesus the son who is God we can see, and Jesus came down and dwelt among us…

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Q#43 – Why did Moses order female virgins to be kept alive but all others killed in Numbers 31:17-18?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5579/why-did-moses-order-female-virgins-to-be-kept-alive-but-all-others-killed-in-num?fbclid=IwAR388TGpQtoEs8bT3FzalHLGUivXW0gm8A2hI01aF4aJFpkT6Fincx8shOc

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Q#44 – Did Jesus and Paul teach the same thing?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://carm.org/questions/other-questions/did-jesus-and-paul-teach-same-thing?fbclid=IwAR0tag9aUjE975GlfJq1fLj1vmYfy2JjsBSUGow-xRRcmJm6H1enCAgrtdI

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Q#45 – Why did David name his son solomon when God said to name him Jedidiah

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –https://ebible.com/questions/18857-why-did-david-name-his-son-solomon-when-god-said-his-name-was-to-be-jedidiah?fbclid=IwAR3ZPuT3zqDBFEMSniJVGYDmTpIxyYHsWWg2Z8-pnEMwH6QWqOf3dihZ-eM

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Q#46 – What does Romans 7:9 mean?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.bibleref.com/Romans/7/Romans-7-9.html?fbclid=IwAR39mToeMCGYic3QkiuY59uqmUTiGqv_LWk-GGuClqrIJZJxqcUMOPaVL7M

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Q#47 – Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus was tempted in every respect as we are. What does it mean that He was tempted “in every respect” as we are?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/7146/what-does-it-mean-that-jesus-was-tempted-in-every-way-like-us-yet-without-sin?fbclid=IwAR0Pq5GCR6sodUgHsARCWoaDkS6EqwiOWvOhV7TqlHNoGhPVWzYIbzzs3xo

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Q#48 – Where in the Old Testament is tongues mention?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –http://www.gospel.org.nz/index.php/articles/articles-by-rodney/203-joel-s-prophecy-for-the-day-of-pentecost?fbclid=IwAR39mToeMCGYic3QkiuY59uqmUTiGqv_LWk-GGuClqrIJZJxqcUMOPaVL7M

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/this-is-what-was-spoken-by-the-prophet-joel

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Q#49 – What did Jesus mean when He said “There are some here that will not taste death”

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.ligonier.org/blog/some-standing-here-will-not-taste-death-unfolding-biblical-eschatology/?fbclid=IwAR2zxwYG7P9CpKR7C_0ApKpgsMQADWGBXIlH2A-ykGh4IgZCLLMS-U-4_OI

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Q#50 – Did Old Testament Law Force a Woman to Marry Her Rapist?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://cbmw.org/topics/sex/did-old-testament-law-force-a-woman-to-marry-her-rapist/?fbclid=IwAR2UCkE7L7SDeGzMqeLiJqrYpKUWzjIkPvJubSjNqix8JP8RV5sbNXv78P4

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://answersingenesis.org/bible-questions/feedback-does-bible-teach-sexual-assault-victims-must-marry-their-attacker/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.christianpost.com/amp/does-the-bible-say-a-rape-victim-must-marry-her-rapist.html

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Q#51 – Can you be rich and be a Christian?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.geneva.edu/blog/faith/can-a-christian-be-rich-7-8-2016?fbclid=IwAR0y0qGdvhUQlfrB2SybGl2y82Q9cxoXZuvIn0EvS2YyUxlirGvBz_FnqjI

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Q#52 – Is Jesus and his story a retelling of a earlier story of Horus?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/is-jesus-simply-a-retelling-of-the-horus-myth/?fbclid=IwAR1brphilANcv85OApGtoR22RZtTh1FR1Rz7k6am40KsETKYAkuAn2hmoDw

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Q#53 – Does the Bible condone slavery?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://creation.com/does-the-bible-condone-slavery?fbclid=IwAR1EUuBeikSWs3F5iEWK81xox7a9NBcUP2bsvppCIH1CkCMXyrSjtj2x20A

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Q#54 – Why was this woman a bond-maid scolded?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/7745/was-only-the-woman-to-be-scourged-in-leviticus-1920?fbclid=IwAR2mlgHhdNTED8wohjrvsJpE-ifHTSKxIrLF6MaEG-FVr5VmeOO1mTvWOBc

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://bibleforums.org/forum/christ-life/apologetics-and-evangelism/81547-hard-question-about-leviticus-19-20-22?fbclid=IwAR1OFCmpxZls1U4349zIgcN64VdkpEgaXTXWqovWbw896rZhjH3SSkHbIts

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Q#55 – Bible Says It’s Okay to Beat Your Slave, As Long As They Don’t Die? Exodus 21:20-21?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.revelation.co/2013/06/09/bible-says-its-okay-to-beat-your-slave-as-long-as-they-dont-die-exodus-2120-21/?fbclid=IwAR05rgIbpHo1UaWhl2QRg-LtfZJirgT0EHgiDQMWWmuhx1fO6hl-MwGlffc

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Q#56 – Was Jesus Hypocritical About Fear?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – http://www.tektonics.org/gk/jesuschicken.php?fbclid=IwAR1D7APsgDbBTCfRA4G0i73jAx4sPFZcAsquN9AVg7v4NCinRG5-S9KG5A0

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – “ I woke up with this revelation from God concerning this supposed contradiction, no Christian would negate that Jesus was/is prudent so this scripture applies ‘Proverbs 22:3
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.’ the fear Jesus was talking about not to have was overly paranoid death, but there’s nothing wrong with taking shelter when danger is near it’s part of self love which is one of the greatest commandments ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ “

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Q#57 – Why did Jesus ask God to “let this cup pass from me”?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.gotquestions.org/let-this-cup-pass-from-me.html

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Q#58 – Dashing the Little Ones Against the Rock – Does This Verse Really Belong in Scripture?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 –https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/ad-fontes/dashing-little-ones-rock-verse-really-belong-scripture/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.gotquestions.org/dashing-babies-against-rocks.html

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Q#59 – What did Jesus mean when He said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.gotquestions.org/camel-eye-needle.html

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Q#60 – Is the Lord a God of peace or of war?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://carm.org/lord-god-peace-or-war?fbclid=IwAR1nyr3LH-bD9ZT9u3ZM1j6Pa-PvLCMjp-Gyvy9zYkEnWN42ysqf9caIpeA

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Q#61 – Why wouldn’t God want Adam and Eve to have the knowledge of good and evil?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/tree.html?fbclid=IwAR1rct5tabRhTIhgBTXJwESydb6CQF4QRbKQYKklMmq-oT76-SspTW_nWAM

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Q#62 – Why do Christians think that Isaiah 7:14 was a prophecy about the future and not something that only involved Ahaz and his lifetime?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/isaiah-7-14-ahaz-sign.htm?fbclid=IwAR1EUuBeikSWs3F5iEWK81xox7a9NBcUP2bsvppCIH1CkCMXyrSjtj2x20A

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Q#63 – Does Jesus really want us to hate our family?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/does-jesus-want-hate-family/

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Q#64 – Why do the Gospels have differences?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/bible-contradictions-explained?fbclid=IwAR3ThZvq0N58u6Pk3eUVl8DBYwg-xuksnapYblItaFWotq6rQ0SdOwPyYDA

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #2 – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/review/why-are-there-differences-in-the-gospels-ancient-biography/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #3 – https://alwaysbeready.com/are-there-contradictions-in-the-gospels/

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #4 – https://alwaysbeready.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/apparentcontradictions.mp3

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #5 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.currentargus.com/amp/2677881002

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #6 – https://youtu.be/lhqVti__wDk

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #7 – “ When I was younger I received a revelation from the ruach ha-kodesh concerning this, because in my heart I wondered about these differences in the Gospels and what I understood was that these 4 gospels always said “THE Gospel according to” that let me know that these gospels were written in accordance with what that specific writer recalls things and how things were said, THAT is why there is variants in the Gospels, because they all remember things differently and even if they don’t agree with one another..

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #8 – “I recently in the time of writing this asked The Lord Yahshua for understanding why there was differences in the Gospels and I heard from the ruach ha-kodesh and got understanding that the Gospels were like a set of movies I use to watch that used certain characters in one movie and didn’t in one sequel and would omit details in one movie and reveal more in another movie that was pre-sequel.. so basically the different movies omitted and revealed different details and characters, and the ruach ha-kodesh gave me understanding that the gospels are similar omitting and revealing different elements from other Gospels just like 21st century movies

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Q#65 – What does Genesis 6:3 mean?

[Maximum A.][R/B: ND- Christian] PA #1 – https://www.bibleref.com/Genesis/6/Genesis-6-3.html

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Q#66 – How was Joseph’s children Jewish if he married an Egyptian woman?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm2HmRRKNgw

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Q#67 – What is the age of accountability for children?

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Q#68 – I understand that God forgave people pre-Christ, Did Christ pay for our sins? Or just become the eternal high priest? Why did Christ die for sins if God can forgive without Christ’s sacrifice?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.neverthirsty.org/bible-qa/qa-archives/question/were-old-testament-saints-forgiven-on-the-basis-of-christs-future-sacrifice/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – http://www.judev3.co.uk/Jude%20v3%20Website/1SinsCoveredOrGone.htm

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA # 3 – https://answersingenesis.org/sin/did-animal-sacrifices-remove-sin/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA # 4 – https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1018-was-there-forgiveness-under-the-law-of-moses

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA # 5 – God preached the Gospel of salvation & forgiveness in advance to Abraham the Father of the Jewish nation and eventually the world It says right here in this passage

Galatians 3:8-9
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Romans 4:3
What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Isaiah 49:6
he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #5 – “We have to remember that God is one in three persons, during the time of animal sacrifices, God the Father would forgive & save them and

faith working in them, and additionally following ceremonial laws that Christ was going to fulfill forever as the final High Priest that would never die again, because He resurrected and is alive and comes into the Holy of Holies in Heaven with His own blood in intercession for all mankind”

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #6 – https://ptv.org/devotional/where-did-old-testament-saints-go-when-they-died/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #7 – https://www.timberlandchurch.org/articles/forgiveness-before-christs-death

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #8 – https://bible.org/seriespage/2-doctrine-repentance-old-testament

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Q#69 – was God being evil when He killed all the firstborn in Egypt?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – http://christianthinktank.com/killheir.html?fbclid=IwAR3GrxNIO6JdrUS0hrm49xYQfk2a0zIzs-VSFIHa75XpKO32jGSZpT6HMbg

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Q#70 – Doesn’t the Old Testament tell Christians to stone homosexuals?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/doesnt-the-bible-tell-christians-to-put-homosexuals-to-death

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Q#71 – Where hurricanes and tornadoes part of Gods original design?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.globalresearch.ca/weather-warfare-beware-the-us-military-s-experiments-with-climatic-warfare/7561/amp

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – https://www.mediamatters.org/alex-jones/alex-jones-explains-how-government-weather-weapon-could-have-been-behind-oklahoma

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #3 –

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Q#72 – Why does the accounts of acts and epistles of Paul seem to contradict?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2009/jan/05/christianity-acts-apostles

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – http://www.tektonics.org/ntdocdef/actspaul.php#slam

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #3 – https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/n/new-testament-of-the-bible/summary-and-analysis/acts

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #4 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/scripturethoughts.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/the-apostle-paul-the-silent-years/amp/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #5 – https://reknew.org/2018/12/is-the-book-of-acts-reliable/

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Q#73 – Why is Christianity considered a separate entity from Judaism if all the prophecies of the Old Testament where about a Jewish Messiah? Isn’t Jesus’s arrival simply Judaism?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://youtu.be/THGSiw-1dpw

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Q#74 – How did Moses and the Israelites know which captive women were virgins or not?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://ebible.com/questions/7475-how-did-they-know-the-younger-women-were-virgins-how-old-were-they/discuss

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – https://freethinkingministries.com/god-behaving-badly-the-midianite-virgins/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #3 –

“What fellowship has light with darkness?

As to the question about how would it be known if a person was a virgin. I think you are over-complicating the issue a little. In such cultures a female is either:

i. a child
ii. an unmarried (and virgin) young woman
iii. a married woman.
iv. a temple prostitute

It would not be hard to see who was married and who was not.

The young girls are saved because they are still sexually innocent. The older ones are complicit in seeking to seduce the Israelites and lead them to the worship of Baal-Peor.”

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Q#75 – Where was the Philip the Apostle in acts?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.christianity.com/jesus/life-of-jesus/disciples/what-do-we-know-about-the-apostle-philip.html

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Q#76 – Did Jesus want us to hate our family members? Like Luke 14:26 says?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/does-jesus-want-hate-family/%3famp

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – “ No, I believe that is an already existing condition that Jesus would call them in”

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Q#77 – Does Acts 13:48 mean some are destined to believe and others are not?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://effectualgrace.com/2014/08/16/appointed-for-eternal-life/

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2 – https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/CGG/ID/1471/Appointed-Eternal-Life.htm

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #3 – https://biblebrodown.com/blog/acts-13-are-we-appointed-to-believe

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Q#78 – If God treated everyone equally and shows no partiality to anyone, why did He permit the Israelites to do usury?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.biola.edu/blogs/good-book-blog/2017/what-does-the-old-testament-say-about-loans-and-interest-part-1

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #2- “Those usury laws were seasonal and no longer apply in the grace era… just like a lot of the Old Testament laws

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Q#79 – Are the Gospels anonymous?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – http://www.wall.org/~aron/blog/the-gospels-arent-anonymous/

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Q#80 – What does 2 corthians 5:10 mean?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.bibleref.com/2-Corinthians/5/2-Corinthians-5-10.html

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Q#81 – Why Did God hate Esau?

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #1 – https://www.crossway.org/articles/what-does-it-mean-that-god-hated-esau-malachi-1/

PA #2 –

The answer to this I think can be found in Obadiah chapter 1:

Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever. 11 On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them. 12 You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble. 13 You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor gloat over them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster. 14 You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.

And in Psalms 137:7

Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. “Tear it down,” they cried, “tear it down to its foundations!”

And in Ezekiel 25:12-13

Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

From these and other biblical verses it appears that Edom actively participated in the destruction of Jerusalem, and gleefully helped the babylonians destroy Jewish cities and fields. This is actually quite understandable given that the Edomites were subdued by the Israelites and were their vassals until the fall of the Judean kingdom. Whatever has originally triggered the Edomites hate towards Israel, the feelings were mutual and the Israelites never forgave the Edomites for commiting hateful crimes against them, and this is precisely the reason for Obadiah’s oracles of divine judgement against Edom. And I suspect that this is also the reason for Malachi’s hateful words against Esau. Malachi according to most scholars was composed after the babylonian exile, (see also this post), so it makes perfect sense that the hate was generated by the Edomites’ hateful acts against them. It’s not a genetic thing as some have suggested here, neither is it a religious crusade, or any bias towards Esau’s seed, it’s simply a matter of revenge. That’s the simplest explanation.

[Maximum.A][R/B: ND – Christian] PA #3 – https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/mcgee_j_vernon/eBooks/evolution-and-you.cfm

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  1. Well, if there is false there is always a true. Just like theres genuine money and fake money. On these list of books that were different in numbers but there is of course 1 genuine number of books approved by Bible scholars and theologians and that is 66 books.
    Scrolls of biblical passages were found and that was methodologically and meticulously and spirtually discerned to know the truth.
    Any books that contain passages contradictory to the messages of the Bible were deleted. And any book that complement were added. And it sum up to 66 books.
    On those 66 books, even if it was written 1500 yrs old or more and was written by different authors at diff times, none of the passages contradicts to each other. That is why the Bible is so unique and perfectly and accurately preserve. It was 96% accurately write. And no other books written like the Bible.

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  2. That argument also happens to destroy Islam, since the Quran affirms the inspiration and preservation of the gospels and the torah during the time of Muhammed.

    This most probably included all the books of the old testament and 22 books of the new testament known as the Syriac Peshitta. Just because the other 5 books weren’t recognised until later doesn’t mean they weren’t canonical.

    Muhammed had the Syriac peshitta available to him, including books that contain doctrines condemning him for adultery, unbelief in Jesus’s Divinity, etc, and yet he affirmed the inspiration of the torah and the gospels.

    What we have left is the Islamic dilemna. If Islam believes the gospels to be inspired, which the Quran affirms, and they are inspired and preserved, then Islam is false, because the gospels condemn Islam. If the gospels were uninspired, Islam woupd be false, because the Quran affirms the inspiration and preservatioj of the gospels. Either way, Islam is false.

    Muslims always try their hardest, but they constantly fail. Why? Because they believe a lie.

    The canon of scripture was officiated at the council of Rome in 382, the council of Carthage soon afterwards, and the second council of carthage after that. Even though the Syriac church’s canon was different at the time, ir doesn’t change the truth of scripture.

    A couple hundred years later you get a pagan rock kissing, pedophilic, adulterous, murderer called Muhammed. Muhammed was a false prophet.

    Only Jesus is Lord

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  3. Daniel, you ask a sincere question and I want to give you a sincere answer. In context, this passage is talking about false prophets. They work miracles… but they do not do the will of the Father. At the judgement, Christ will sort them out and they will not have part of His eternal kingdom. The passage is a warning… and indeed a necessary one. All over the world there are people claiming to be prophets of God or “miracle workers.” God does heal. And there may be true prophesies. But people are gullible and need some standard by which to know if prophets/miracle workers are true or false. I founded a Bible College in Ethiopia and my students there ask me this question all the time. A few years ago, I put some ideas down on paper. Forgive me for this long attachment… but you may find it helpful.

    Article follows——————

    Signs of False Prophets

    By Howard Brant

    The art of deception has been with us from the beginning. Old Testament writers cautioned against false prophets and even told how to identify them. Jesus Himself warned of “wolves” that would come in sheep’s clothing.[i] Other New Testament writers like Paul warned that Satan can appear as an Angel of Light.[ii] John, the aged Apostle John counseled the church to “test the spirits, to see if they be from God.”[iii] In Revelation, he even wrote of one church that allowed a false prophetess to teach in their church.[iv] In unison, both Old and New Testament writers tell us that in the end times, many false prophets will appear.[v]

    We are told many things about these false prophets

    They will increase at the end of the age
    They will be many
    They will not be easy to identify
    They will use the art of deception
    They will pretend to come as being gifted and sent by the Spirit of God
    They will lead many astray and disrupt the church
    Churches which allow them access to their flock and freedom in their church are censured and warned by Christ Himself to repent.
    It should not surprise us that this invasion of false prophets comes at a time when God’s true Spirit is being poured out upon all the earth. While evidence of God’s presence has been visible in the church from the beginning, a new emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit is a relatively new phenomenon. At present, up to 70% of evangelical Christians hold to some level of charismatic or Pentecostal belief. That is, they believe in miracles, signs and wonders, prophesies, healings, speaking or praying in tongues and other manifestations of the Holy Spirit. It would be a terrible mistake to suggest that all this is spurious and evil. Not at all! In fact, this renewed emphasis on the life and work of the Holy Spirit has led to the renewal of the church and the expansion of the Gospel all over the world. Certainly this is NOT what our Scriptures were warning of. True renewal comes from God and we want to affirm every good thing that comes from above.

    What has happened, however, is that while the true signs of the Spirit are in evidence all over the world, the Master of Deception (he was a liar from the beginning[vi]) has cleverly brought in counterfeit signs and wonders. His aim is to destroy the faith of true believers and make a mockery of the true Gospel. He is using the oldest trick in the world, and that is to shift the focus of the church away from true faith, repentance and evangelism to a burning desire and need to see miraculous signs and wonders. No wonder Jesus became angry with the people of His day who grasped after signs and wonders. Twice He told them: “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.”[vii] He rebuked the 70 who had gone out working signs and wonders when they jubilantly reported, “even the demons are subject to us.” [viii] His point here was not that demons should not be cast out – but rather it was a rebuke to the returning disciples who were more excited about casting out demons than making sure that their names (and the name of others) were recorded in the Book of Life.

    It is true that in the early church there were many signs and wonders. Jesus predicted that they would follow the preaching of the Gospel.[ix] It is also true that the early church prayed that God would extend His hand and work many signs and wonders.[x] But the focus of Jesus’s ministry and that of the early church was not simply to see signs and wonders, but to expand the Gospel, to bring people to faith and repentance in Jesus Christ. Other than the resurrection of Dorcus[xi] and the boy who fell out of the window at Troas,[xii] there is no other example of healings or exorcisms inside the church. Everything was done among non-believers in the context if preaching the Gospel to those who did not know Jesus.

    What we see today is far from what happened in those early days of the church. Today, we see “prophets” pushing people backwards until they fall on the ground – some unconscious. We have heard recently of one “prophet” who starts his service by “binding” a member of the congregation so that they cannot move until he “releases” them at the end of the service. In another place, the “prophet” raises money by auctioning off “holy oil” to the one who will pay the highest price. Still others come to the houses of believers offering to pray for them and then making a prophesy over them…all for a financial gift of course. One such lady was told she would bear a child in the next year. When the same “prophet” came looking for more money the next year, she rebuked him sharply for his false prophesy.

    These false prophets have turned the church into a theater. They are actors manipulating the people… often for money. They prophesy that everyone will be healed. If they are not, they tell them they did not have enough faith. One such prophet told a lady we know that God was going to shower blessing down upon her that very day. A few hours later she was killed in a road accident. Another has told a young woman that she will go to America – so she has remained single for years waiting for the prophesy to be fulfilled. One lady continually urged her husband to come to a women’s prayer meeting where people were being prayed for. Because of her constant urging, he dressed up like a woman and went. Imagine his shock when the leader came and placed his hands on him (dressed as a woman) and told him that he was soon to conceive and have a son! Today young people leave churches that don’t have “signs and wonders” and run to where the show is going on. More and more, people don’t want to hear the Word of God taught to them or be reminded of their sins. They run to see the sign and wonders.

    Now these false prophets need to be exposed. The church needs to be rid of them. Unfortunately, most people in the church today would not know how to identify them… and frankly they fear them because it is unpopular to rebuke someone…especially in cultures like that of Ethiopia. So they are allowed to go on unchecked. As they go on, they become bolder and bolder leading people astray. One such prophet has learned a very old magician’s trick. He makes money appear… hundreds and hundreds of dollars – pretending that he is doing it in the power of the Holy Spirit. Any junior magician could do the same thing. The trick is a very ancient one. Enough! May God deal ever so strongly with such like this who pervert the Gospel of our God. All over Ethiopia, we have people jumping up during a message or a song, shouting and disrupting the service. They simply draw attention to themselves rather to the important teaching form God’s Word. In a recent meeting, an aged and well known Bible teacher was teaching. When one lady jumped up and started shouting, he rebuked her in a firm voice. “Sit down, the Holy Spirit does not speak through two people at the same time.” He was right.

    Our problem here is that many Christians are shallow Christians and do not understand the deeper things of God. Young and immature believers are drawn to this sort of thing. As we read in Hebrews, these people are still drinking the milk and are not eating the meat of the Word of God. They have not yet learned to discern between what is good and evil.[xiii]

    12 Signs of False Prophets

    How then shall we identify these false prophets? What are their signs and characteristics? How can we know them? The following points are ways that discerning believers can identify them.

    1. Prophesy must never be contrary to the Word of God. Deut 13:1-3 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.

    2. In the Old Testament if their prophesy does not come true, that person should be put to death. Deut 18:20-22 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.” You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

    3. False prophets are usually seeking financial gain. Jesus said, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give” (Mt 10:8). They are like Balaam, the prophet who advised King Balak how to entice the Israelites to sin. It is clear that he did this in order to get the generous gift offered by the king. He is condemned both in the Old and New Testaments. (I Pet. 2:15/Jude 1:11).

    4. False prophets are proud and boastful. They do not give all the glory to God but try to take the glory for themselves. A true prophet is humble about his gift and always gives the glory to God. Read Daniel 2:26-28.

    5. False prophets concentrate on their signs and wonders but have very little to say that really feeds the spiritual needs of those to whom they are ministering (I Pet 2:17; Jude 1:12).

    6. False prophets exaggerate the outcome of what they are going to do. They come saying, “Everyone is going to be healed tonight…” and many are not healed. They say, “God is going to bless all of you in a special way” and it does not happen. We were in a service recently where the speaker invited everyone who wanted to be healed to come forward. One faithful lady in the church is lame. She bounded toward the front with great eagerness and expectation… and she hobbled back to her seat with despair and disbelief in her eyes. Surely this is not God’s way.

    7. False prophets are masters of deception. They promise much more than they can deliver and in doing so they destroy the faith of the simple. Particularly the week and sickly ones are drawn to them hoping that somehow they might be healed. But all too often, they go away disappointed because the “prophet was not able to deliver what he promised.” This of course is very destructive to the faith of simple believers – who if they are not healed or the prophesy does not come true, begin to doubt their own salvation.

    8. False prophets shy away from the difficult, the lowly, the humble places. They always seek their self-comfort, the best of everything. They are NOT willing to suffer for the Gospel. The seek their own and not the benefit of those whom they serve let alone the glory of God. Jesus said, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. “By their fruits you shall know them.” Matt 7:15-20

    9. False prophets are unlikely to have any long standing, permanent ministry. They like to fly from place to place. The reason is that when their prophesies do not come true, then people begin to doubt them. It becomes embarrassing for them to be surrounded by their unfulfilled prophesies and so they quickly move on.

    10. False prophets like to work in a controlled environment. When Jesus and the Apostles ministered, they ministered in the context of their travels, on the road, in the market, among the multitudes. These false prophets never heal anyone on the street or in the market place. It is always in some church or stadium where there are lots of sympathetic people watching.

    11. False prophets usually deal with symptoms that cannot be verified. They like to “push people over” by hitting them on the forehead. They cast out demons. They say they restore hearing etc. But you never see them opening the eyes of the truly blind, or causing someone with a limb cut off to have two healthy feet, or someone who is seriously deformed to be fully restored.

    12. Perhaps the most important question we should ask when we see someone like this at work is, “In the New Testament, do we see Jesus, Peter, Paul or any of the Apostles doing things like this. If not, then we should be suspicious that we are seeing a false prophet at work.

    What then should we do?

    What then should we do with false prophets? There are some very key words that are used in Scripture concerning them.

    1. Beware: Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Mt 7:15 The word (prosecw prosecho), means to “hold back. It implies that we should not be gullible and simply believe everything we see.

    2. Test: John wrote, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God” I John 4:1 Later in Revelation he wrote: “You have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.” Rev. 2:2 The word for “test” here refers to those who used to examine coins to make sure that they were genuine and measured to the proscribed weight. It implies careful testing and analysis.

    3. Subject: Paul directed the Corinthian church that when someone was prophesying others should “weigh carefully what is said.” I Cor14:29 Every true prophesy will be in agreement with the Word of God. The word for weight carefully means to act like a judge who hears all the evidence and calls witnesses before they give the final decision.

    4. Examine their fruit: “Watch out for false prophets…By their fruit you will recognize them. Matt 7:15

    5. Test and Hold on. “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. I Thess 5:19-21

    6. Do Not Tolerate: “You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. Rev. 2:20.

    7. Expose: Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Eph. 5:11. The word “expose” means to reprove and rebuke publically.

    8. Repent: I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, …Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev. 2:14-16

    Concluding Thoughts

    In these last days, we need mature Christians who can guild the church and help discern truth from error. We should teach our people about false prophets and warn against them. When we identify them, we should never allow them to preach or teach in our churches. If we know of false prophecies, we should expose them. We should also pray that God gives us all wisdom on now how to discern between that which is the true fire from heaven – and that which comes from below.

    Dr. Howard Brant

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    17 June 2014

    [i] Mt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    [ii] 2Co 11:14 Do not marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    [iii] 1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    [iv] Rev 2:20 You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

    [v] Jer 29:8; Mt 24:4-5,24; Ac 20:30; 1Co 14:29; 1Th 5:21; 1Ti 4:1; 2Pe 2:1; 1Jo 2:18; 2Jo 1:7; Re 2:2.

    [vi] John 8:44 When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

    [vii] Mt 16:4. See also Mt 12:39.

    [viii] Luke 10:17-20 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

    …However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

    [ix] Mk 16:15-18 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

    [x] Acts 4: 29-30 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

    [xi] Acts 9:36 ff.

    [xii] Acts 20:9 ff.

    [xiii] Heb 5:13-14 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

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    1. Jesus’ statement shows that saying that you are a “Christian” doesn’t make you a Christian. Since this was before the founding of the Christian congregation at Pentecost, he was foretelling that there would be apostate Christians making claims in his name. He calls them “workers of lawlessness”.

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    2. I believe I know the answer, there are some that will prophesy (speak in His name) and cast our demons (like the Catholic Church priests) and do mighty works (meaning good works and charitable deeds)

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  4. https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5357/what-did-the-70-elders-see-if-man-cant-see-god-and-live

    In the appendix of the KJV Bible as printed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is found this translation of Exodus 33:20. The portion of the verse in italics signifies where it completes what is found in the KJV: “And he said *unto Moses,*Thou canst not see my face at this time, lest mine anger be kindled against thee also, and I destroy thee, and thy people; for there shall no man among them see me at this time, and live, for they are exceeding sinful. And no sinful man hath at any time, neither shall there be any sinful man at any time, that shall see my face and live.

    This being considered a correct translation adds clarification to the question of how can a man see God and live. A “man,” as in sinful and unworthy cannot see God. A man such as Moses and the seventy were evidently worthy and qualified to see God’s face on that occasion.

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  5. Moses is considered the author of the first five books of the Bible; the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 31:24). Liberal scholars have rejected this claim, and theories abound as to the “true” authorship. Despite the detractors, the life and death of Moses are contained within these books, along with the account of the creation of the universe and the calling of the chosen people through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel).

    After wandering through the wilderness following the Exodus, the Children of Israel are poised at the edge of the Promised Land. At this time, the authority of leadership held by Moses was transferred to Joshua (Deuteronomy 31:23). Joshua was to lead the nation into their new homeland without the company of Moses.

    Deuteronomy 34:4
    Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”
    After having seen the Promised Land, Moses died and was buried by God (Deuteronomy 34:5–6). If Moses was dead, then how could he be considered the author of Deuteronomy?

    This does not mean that there is an error, but that the demarcations are different.
    At the time of the writing, books were contained on scrolls. The ending of one book and the beginning of the next were not clearly delineated. In modern translations there are many instances where the last verse is considered the first verse of the next chapter in the Jewish text. This does not mean that there is an error, but that the demarcations are different.

    Likewise, the last chapter of Deuteronomy could as easily be considered the first chapter of Joshua without harming the integrity of the text. This is one possible solution to the inferred contradiction.

    Another possibility is that, having recorded the final words of blessing in Deuteronomy 33:29, another writer completed the story of Moses after his death. Being divinely inspired (2 Timothy 3:16–17), the author noted these last activities of Moses and placed them in the records. Exactly who this author was is a matter of dispute. Whether Joshua, Ezra, Eliazar, or another, the account simply closes out the life of Moses.

    Whether we should rearrange the chapters or ascribe a different author to that small portion, there is no contradiction in the text. No truth of Scripture is altered by either of these resolutions to the apparent problem. If, upon your death, someone were to take your journal or personal memoirs and add a short description of your death, you would still be considered the author of the biography.

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  6. It is describing how horrible the men of Benjamin were, and how the woman’s husband had to publicize her brutal murder in order to have all Israel take vengeance on the tribe of Benjamin to avenge her murder. They did not have cell phone pictures to forward then, so he had to prove that the woman had died by sending them her limbs, so they would come out to fight against her murderers.

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  7. The Talmud names Samuel as the author, but this is hardly probable since he dies in chapter 25
    The naming probably relates to the role he played in the first 25 chapters of this history.
    The Hebrew canon places the work under the former prophets giving a possible clue to at least the role of its author, if not also its sources

    a. It is possible that Samuel was compiled from the writings of the prophets Samuel, Gad, and Nathan whose works were preserved within the nation (1 Chron. 29:29; cf. 1 Sam 10:25; see also the “book of Jasher” 2 Sam 1:18)

    b. It is also possible that Samuel wrote chapters 1–25 and then Gad and/or Nathan completed the remainder of the book

    c. Nevertheless, there is also evidence that the books of Samuel were written after the death of Solomon (cf. 1 Sam. 27:6)

    d. Johnson writes, “The books of Samuel were composed after the death of David from court records, eyewitness accounts, and the writings of the prophets Samuel, Nathan and Gad. The actual author or prophetic historian is unknown. But it bears the marks of a prophetic revelation.

    e. In any case, there is certainly a tone of warning to the kings from the point of view of the prophet who proclaimed the word of God to the king.

    Date:
    The textual clues seem to place the writing of the book sometime during the divided monarchy and yet before the fall of the northern kingdom.

    1. Israel and Judah are distinguished (11:8;17:52; 18:16)

    2. Ziklag, the city of Philistia where David is sent by Achish, is described as belonging “to the kings of Judah to this day” (27:6)
    This not only speaks of a time after the divided monarchy, but of a time when there had been “kings” in Judah.

    3. However, there does not seem to be any indication in the text that the northern kingdom had fallen

    4. Therefore, it seems best to place the writing of Samuel sometime after the divided monarchy (913 B.C.) but before the fall of Samaria (7:22 B.C.).

    You’re welcome

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  8. According to passages 14b and 15a of the Bava Basra tractate of the Talmud, the book was written by Samuel up until 1 Samuel 25, which notes the death of Samuel, and the remainder by the prophets Gad and Nathan.

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  9. This kind of dishonest interpretation of ancient Hebrew shows blatant ignorance and a disregard for the truth.

    Firstly, “tapas” means to lay hold of something or someone literally or figuratively. It does not necessarily mean to seize violently. Context is key. It is used in the Bible in many ways, including holding a harp or organ (Gen 4:21), a woman grabbing a man’s clothing and asking him to lay with her (Gen 39:12) etc. The context of Exodus 22:16 is consensual sexual relations, since it is qualified by the term “seduce/entice.” This denotes consent, or a wilful yielding to the solicitation of the man. Just to add, if the father refused to give his daughter as a bride to a man (for example because of rape), the man still had to pay the bride-price anyway (Exo 22:17).

    Secondly, “shakab” means to lie down. Depending on context, it can refer to resting, sexual relations or even being dead. When referring to sexual relations between man and woman, it always denotes consensual sexual relations. To say that it expresses violent sexual behaviour is a blatant lie.

    https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=lie%2A+H7901&t=KJV#s=s_primary_0_1

    Thirdly, “anah” means to defile or violate a woman’s purity when used in regards to sexual relations between a man and a woman. In Israelite culture, a woman was considered “humbled” if she had sexual relations before marriage. When “anah” refers specifically to non consensual sexual relations, it is translated as “forced.” In other cases it is translated as “humbled.” To say that it always refers to non consensual relations is another blatant lie.

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    1. Job 1:21
      and said, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

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    2. I think the solution to this apparent contradiction comes in what we understand as “sin” there are degrees of sin, some worthy of death and others not,
      Here’s one example ;

      2 Chronicles 25

      Amaziah’s Reign
      25 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother[a] was Jehoaddan, who was from Jerusalem. 2 He did what the Lord approved,[b] but not with wholehearted devotion.[c]
      3 When he had secured control of the kingdom,[d] he executed the servants who had assassinated his father the king. 4 However, he did not execute their sons. He obeyed the Lord’s commandment as recorded in the law scroll of Moses,[e] “Fathers must not be executed for what their sons do,[f] and sons must not be executed for what their fathers do.[g] A man must be executed only for his own sin.”

      And this article also confirms

      https://www.rationalchristianity.net/punish_sons.html

      while God decreed that some sins merited the death penalty, humans were not to apply the penalty to anyone other than the guilty party. If, as in the case of Achan, a family or nation was to be corporately punished, only God had the authority to decide that corporate punishment was merited.

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    1. This request that seven of Saul’s male descendants be given to the Gibeonites to be killed and exposed, is often regarded today as ‘strange and repellent’ because it involved the execution of seven supposedly ‘innocent men’. It therefore is the current fashion to explain this ‘in terms of the culture and attitudes of the age’. This approach however, casts an aspersion on the LORD, who led David to dispense this justice for the Gibeonites in the first place. It suggests that God was himself boxed-in by the culture and attitudes of the age and felt compelled to allow this essentially reprehensible deed to be done to accommodate contemporary primitive notions of justice. Meanwhile, we can feel good that we are more enlightened!

      An assessment of this kind however, ignores the most simple and basic fact of all — a fact that has to be a basic interpretive principle for what was going on in these events — namely, that GOD approved of this as a just retribution for the original genocide by Saul. In the past, King Saul had tried to apply the ‘final solution’ of genocide to the ongoing ‘problem’ of the Gibeonites (2 Samuel 21:1). God indicated his anger at Saul, how in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah massacred the Gibeonites ( with whom Israel had made a covenant in the Lord’s name Joshua 9:15,16).

      Charles Simeon rightly observes

      “Such a kind of retribution would not be justifiable among us ; because the children are not to suffer for the parents’ crimes (Cf Deuteronomy 24:26) ; but, as ordered of God, it was right, and, if the whole truth were known, we would probably find that the sons of Saul had aided and abetted the wicked devices of their father ; and that they therefore justly suffered as partners in this crime.”

      It is significant that ‘seven’ only of the descendants of Saul were to be killed. This number represented the action of God and the completeness of his action. The Gibeonites asked for the minimum number by which the justice so done could be seen to be the work of God rather than the revenge of men. Even in this, the Gibeonites showed a restraint which evidences a profound understanding of and submission to the canons of divine justice. David’s response was to grant the request.

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    2. The descendants of Saul that were hanged, were culpable by commission and omission to Sauls crimes, same with the whole nation of ancient Israel, once the perps were dealt with. the judgment of Yahweh was lifted and healing can flow to the land

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    1. The Old Testament has two distinct methods of claiming kingship. One is by descent from David, and the other is by prophetic or divine appointment. Where did David himself get his kingship? It was by prophetic appointment, through Samuel.

      One was applicable to the southern Kingdom of Judah, with its capital in Jerusalem, while the other was applicable to the northern Kingdom of Israel, with its capital in Samaria. The requirement for the throne of Judah was Davidic descendancy. No one was allowed to sit on David’s throne unless he was a member of the house of David. So when there was a conspiracy to do away with the house of David (Isaiah 7:2-6), God warned that any such conspiracy was doomed to failure (Isaiah 8:9-15).

      Now, Matthew’s genealogy traces the line of Joseph, the step-father of Jesus. Joseph was a direct descendant of David through Solomon, but also through Jeconiah (see Matthew 1, verses 6-16). Now here, we have a big problem, because Jeremiah 22:24-30 says,

      “As I live,” says the Lord, “though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off; and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of those whose face you fear—the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of the Chaldeans. So I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into another country where you were not born; and there you shall die. But to the land to which they desire to return, there they shall not return. “Is this man Coniah a despised, broken idol—a vessel in which is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his descendants, and cast into a land which they do not know? O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord: ‘Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days; for none of his descendants shall prosper, sitting on the throne of David, and ruling anymore in Judah.’ ”
      This passage says that no descendant of Jeconiah would have the right to the throne of David. Until Jeremiah, the first requirement for messianic lineage was to be of the house of David. So not only must the Messiah come from the line of David, He must also be apart from Jeconiah. But, as we read in Matthew’s genealogy, Joseph is of the lineage of Jeconiah—meaning, none of his descendants could sit on David’s throne. So then, one must beg the question: how could Jesus be the Messiah, if the Messiah must come from the line of David, but also not be of the line of Jeconiah?

      This is where the Virgin Birth comes into play. Remember, Jesus is not Joseph’s biological son, so the Jeconiah curse doesn’t apply to Him. He is, however, Mary’s biological son per the Virgin Birth. But this still doesn’t explain how Jesus is the descendant of David. To answer this, we must discuss Luke’s genealogy.

      Unlike Matthew, Luke follows strict Jewish procedure and custom in that he omits no names and mentions no women. However, if by Jewish custom one could not mention the name of a woman, but wished to trace her line, how would one do so? He would use the name of her husband (possible Old Testament precedents for this practice are Ezra 2:61 and Nehemiah 7:63). That would raise the second question: if someone studied a genealogy, how would he know whether the genealogy was that of the husband or that of the wife since in either case the husband’s name would be used? The answer is not difficult; the problem lies with the English language.

      In English, it is not good grammar to use a definite article (“the”) before a proper name (“the” Matthew, “the” Luke, and “the” Mary). However, it is quite permissible in Greek grammar. In the Greek text of Luke’s genealogy, every single name mentioned has the Greek definite article “the” with one exception: the name of Joseph (Luke 3:23). Someone reading the original would understand by the missing definite article from Joseph’s name that this was not really Joseph’s genealogy, but his wife Mary’s.

      Furthermore, although many translations of Luke 3:23 read: “…being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Heli…” because of the missing Greek definite article before the name of Joseph, that same verse could be translated as follows: “Being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph the son of Heli…” In other words, the final parenthesis could be expanded so that the verse reads that although Jesus was “supposed” or assumed to be the descendant of Joseph, He was really the descendant of Heli. Heli was the father of Mary. Ultimately, Joseph was Heli’s “son-in-law.”

      Next, remember King David had more than one son. One of them was Nathan. None of Nathan’s descendants had any “Jeconiah-like” curses. Mary was a descendant of Nathan (Luke 3:23 and verse 31—remember, as explained above, although the English text says “the son of Joseph, the son of Heli…” since the original Greek says Heli is the father-in-law of Joseph, logically, Heli is the biological father of Mary). Now, Jesus is completely safe from the problem of the Jeconiah curse, all while being from the line of David, and of the Tribe of Judah.

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    1. The Lord’s probing question “Would you build me a house to dwell in?” does not reject David but points out how unsuitable it would be for him to lead such a project (cf. the negative declaration in 1 Chron. 17:4). Elsewhere it is explained that David’s warfare, though legitimate, makes it incongruous for him to build the temple of the God of peace (1 Chron. 22:8; 28:3). The noun “house” (Hb. bayit) is a key word in the chapter, employed in three senses: as palace, temple, or dynasty. It is used once by the narrator, six times by God, and eight times by David.

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  10. Q # – If the Torah is eternal why did Father Yahweh allow things prohibited in it?

    A- In Father Yahweh’s mercy He didn’t reveal the Torah at once time, and allowed ignorance but progressively revealed it because once you know something is wrong then it is sin, but without knowledge, it isn’t

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    1. Romans 3:25-26
      New International Version
      25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[a](A) through the shedding of his blood(B)—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished(C)— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

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