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Category: Biblical and Historical Questions

Does 1 Peter 3:18-20 Teach a Second Chance? (61)

EKERUKSEN (Proclaimed/Preached) –to Spirits in Prison - 1 Peter 3:18-20 A.  Bible Versions   1. “in which”  Proper appreciation of the preposition affects your interpretation. ASV – “(18). . . being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (19) in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,..

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The Meaning of “Faith” and “Justified” in Romans 4:1-6

Originally posted June 2008 Many religious teachers use this passage from the Book of Romans to convince people that sinners are initially forgiven of sins or are saved from past sins apart from any human activity.  Their definition of the term faith is “mental acknowledgment or a mental recognition that somebody or something exists and/or..

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Salvation – Is It by Grace Only?

INTRODUCTION This study is very important because it could spell out one’s eternal destiny: go to heaven or go to hell.   “Saved by grace only” disregards humble obedience to many instructions and the exercise of human free will.  DEFINITION Grace (Xaris) – “. . but the N.T. writers use Xaris pre-eminently of that kindness by..

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Who Are the Other Sheep of Christ in John 10:16? (59)

Answer:  The Gentiles are the other sheep of Christ. “Gentiles” are the non-Jews.  In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel was the chosen people to be educated to bring out the Messiah.  And when the Messiah comes, the whole world would be included to be rescued from sin.  That includes all people outside the..

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Where in the Bible can we read the word Biblia? 53

Question #53 –  Mayroong mga nagtatanong ng ganito: “Saan natin mababasa sa Biblia ang katagang Biblia, liban sa cover sapagkat yung cover ay gawa ng printer, hindi kinasihan ng Diyos yun?”  (Some folks in our country, the Philippines, ask in the dialect:  “Where in the Bible can we read the word Biblia, except the cover..

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Does Islam believe in the Pentateuch and the Gospels? 51

#51 – Does Islam believe in the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers Deuteronomy), and in the Gospel Record (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)?  Answer:  Yes, they believe, based on readings we glean from the Qur’an itself.  Observe closely the following quotes and judge for yourselves. But the Qur’an states that Jews breached their covenant with Allah...

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