1 Peter 3:3, 4

1 Peter 3:3, 4

Is it true that 1 Peter 3:3, 4 should be translated "Your beauty should not so much come from outward adornment . . . but rather it should be that of your inner self"?

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1 John 5:7

I understand that not all of 1 John 5:7 was originally written by John. How can that be?

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Titus 2:13

Why do some people say that the title "God" in Titus 2:13 does not refer to Jesus? The passage seems very clear: "While we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" (NIV).

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Ransomed!

Could you give me a couple passages from the New Testament from which the substitutionary death of Christ is taught?

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Will satan ever acknowledge his sins?

In attempting to answer any biblical question, it is good to find a biblical passage or narrative that could provide an immediate explicit response. In the absence of an explicit passage, one could present a good case by bringing together several texts that linguistically and contextually suggest a probable answer.

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Revelation 13:11

Please, explain the phrase "I saw another beast, coming out of the earth" (Rev. 13:11, NIV). I'm not convinced that the "earth" refers here to nonpopulated land.

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Leviticus 16:22

Leviticus 16:22 says that the goat for Azazel "shall bear all their iniquities upon him" (RSV); and Isaiah 53:12 describes the promised Saviour with the words "He bore the sin of many." Does that not make the goat for Azazel a symbol of Christ?

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God as Commander in Chief

This is a difficult question, and there is no quick answer. I can only outline a few elements that should be taken into consideration. We cannot concentrate on a few verses that provide a biblical response; we have to take into account the Scriptures' teachings concerning God, evil, human society, and war and also reject…

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Exodus 21:23, 24

This piece of legislation sounds barbaric and inhumane to many modern people. And until rather recently scholars tended to interpret it in terms of the practice reflecting a very early stage in the development of the Israelite legal system.

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Psalm 82:1

Let me quote the two verses you seem to have in mind: "God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgments among the 'gods' " (verse 1); * "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' But you will die as mere men" (verse 6). The New International Version puts…

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