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    Judgment on Jesus' generation

    That all have sinned is not in doubt. By this logic all should be judged. So, why does Jesus say that his own generation would be responsible for all the blood shed by all previous generations. You are misusing the word 'generation' if you assert that the whole human race are a single...
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    Judgment on Jesus' generation

    The question is why all the previous generations are not judged for their part in killing the prophets and why all the wrath falls on the last OT generation. Certainly Jesus' generation had far less excuse for rejecting God than former generations, seeing, as they did, the miracles of Jesus and...
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    Judgment on Jesus' generation

    I would appreciate the views of the forum on these verses from Luke. It is very clear that the generation alive during Christ's ministry had unprecedented light, but to heap all the blood since the creation on them, suggests that previous generations were exempted, even though they killed the...
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    God and Science

    I would turn the tables on the atheists, since you hold all the cards. Ask them to explain how a universe arose from nothing. No argument makes sense. Lawrence Krauss has tried to make the scientific case for this idea. It is utterly demolished by John C. Lennox. See the you tube videos! Or...
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    The Jesus and Judas prophecy

    You are right on all counts. The contradiction I referred to was that if Jesus is speaking in a prophecy, it would be a contradiction if he confessed to sin. Jesus was sinless and no one is disputing this. My point is that if you read the Psalm, verse 9 says that 'my close friend, whom I...
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    Who is the Judge?

    I see what you are saying, but when Jesus does takes on His primary role of Judging on the last day, He says that He will not Judge, but the word that He speaks will Judge, as though this word were not Jesus Himself because Jesus flatly states that he does not Judge! It is the word Jesus has...
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    Who is the Judge?

    I do not disagree with you on this. Each person of the Godhead has a clearly defined role and they all agree on all things. This is what you would expect. God is infinitely wise.
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    Who is the Judge?

    To repeat, in the first part of the passage I quoted in the first post, Jesus says he did not come to judge the world, then in the second part, he says that there is a judge for the unbeliever, it is the words that Jesus himself has spoken. Now, I take this to mean that Jesus will be the Judge...
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    Who is the Judge?

    The word became flesh means that God became a man in Jesus Christ. It is perfectly understandable.
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    Who is the Judge?

    You make a good point, which comes immediately afterwards in John 12:49. But this would imply that Jesus is in disagreement with the Father, which He never is. So, ignoring that as a possibility and taking it for granted that the Father and Son agree on all things, we could assume that what is...
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    Who is the Judge?

    The last part of verse 48 says that Jesus' word will condemn those who do not believe. If I say that my words say something, it is taken that I say them. I do not separate my words from me and say 'I say this', but 'my words say that'. I hope this is understandable. Clearly it is too much for...
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    Who is the Judge?

    Hi folks, I have a question about John 12:47-48. “As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will...
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    The Jesus and Judas prophecy

    Dear friends, In John 13:18 Jesus is predicting his betrayal. "I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfil the scripture: 'He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me' ... This is a quote from Psalm 41:9. The 'he' in this verse is Judas and...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    1) Well, you may think Christ is sitting at the right hand of the Father doing a crossword, but I suggest to you that he is reigning now. Such a view is supported in 1 Cor 15: 25 'He must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet' and this started when he sat down i.e. at the ascension...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    Then you are faced with certain difficulties. Why would a temple be built if Christ is already reigning at the right hand of the Father and the temple is a symbol for God’s presence with his people? Since Christ’s ascension He has been reigning and we, the church together with God are the...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    If I believe it to be true, why keep it to myself?
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    This question is discussed in the first few posts of this thread. Ezekiel wrote during the exile. God's promise at this time was that he had not given up on his people, he would gather them from among the nations and they would return to the land he promised. This was hard for Jews to accept...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    This is all very well, provided you ignore the entire letter to the Hebrews. The temples were a shadow, Christ was the fulfilment. The temple signifies God living with his people. Now we are the temple, God lives in us. That is the new covenant. There is no need to build any more temples and if...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    So long as the translation makes clear what it is doing in the footnotes, there should be no problem. I think modern bibles try to convert to standard SI units, like meters, so that we can visualise what is being described. We think in meters not in reeds. MY NIV says penny and the footnote says...
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    Ezekiel's Temple

    The bible certainly wants us to believe that the return of Christ is 'at hand' and it seems that if we live with this expectation, then we are more likely to be pleasing to God. But, you are right. Christ may come in 10,000 years! This is why I don't think much about the end times. The main...