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Second, third , fourth marriages is adultery unless the man has died for the woman and both if they remarry. So many have stay in sin.. Lets get real.. Mark 10: 7-12..
20.10.2014 22:43
More suitable for today's time if an armed gunman is standing before me and my initial reaction is panic I have sinned...but that does not mean that I did not have fear. However it's a good man is standing before me and I have fear but I remain calm in inside of myself I pray and and trust in the Lord I have not sinned. We have to understand that as humans we will have any emotion, but it is what we do with the emotion that will determine the sin.
18.10.2014 14:44
Again I disagree.. The Bible encourages us to fear not, but where does it call fear a 'Sin'? If that is the case then anger is a sin... And we know very clearly the Bible says be angry but sin not. I respect that you may be well educated, however I disagree that fear is a sin. The Bible says to bring everything to God and so if I have a fear my initial reaction is to bring it to God. There for having the fear is not the sin, but it is a reaction that determines whether or not you have sin. If I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I worry I have sinned. But if I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I pray and trust God I have not sinned.
18.10.2014 14:39
I don't agree that fear is a sin.. I do believe that the action you perform once you feel the emotion of fear could be sinful but to fear is not sin. Just like to have anger is not a sin for the Bible declares to be angry but sin not. So if I have a fear it's what follows that emotion that determines the sin. If It's raining and I have limited visibility that will create fear, and if I panic I have sinned, but if I am calm and pray I have not sinned even though I did fear.
15.10.2014 23:23
ALSO I AM NOT ;/.....http://www.mes-series-ddl.com
21.09.2014 18:22
Beloved Pastor, the portal and question and answers are very useful to many(teens, young men and Adults). As a Bible Teacher in my area (Tamilnadu), India, I pray that Lord Almighty will give you more wisdom and practical knowledge to answer many questions like in the Biblical way. Prof.S.Needhidasan sneedhidasan@gmail.com
16.09.2014 12:01
Beloved Pastor, the portal and question and answers are very useful to many(teens, young men and Adults). As a Bible Teacher in my area (Tamilnadu), India, I pray that Lord Almighty will give you more wisdom and practical knowledge to answer many questions like in the Biblical way. Prof.S.Needhidasan sneedhidasan@gmail.com
16.09.2014 11:58
Jesus is the only way to be save
07.09.2014 22:44
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Did the Gentiles have the right to enter the synagogue?

28 iun 2012 | ora 09.59 Society | Priest Vasile Filat

Question:

Did the Gentiles have the right to enter the synagogue? If so, then were there any conditions?

The word “synagogue” comes from the Greek word [συναγωγή] which transliterated is the actual word “synagogue”. The meaning of the word is “gathering”. The synagogues originated during the Babylonian captivity by the exiled Hebrews who were far removed from the Temple in Jerusalem, the chosen place of God for worship. The purpose of the synagogue was to keep the Jewish faith in God by being a place where the Word of God was taught and explained. While in the synagogues, the worshippers would hear and repeat the Sh’ma (Deuteronomy 6:4) as well as hear readings from the Law and Prophets. They would spend time in prayer and fellowship. The well trained scribes would hand copy the Holy Scriptures and teach them to the worshippers. By the time of Jesus Christ, the scribes were considered the experts of interpreting and explaining the Law.

The word synagogue is found in the Bible only in the New Testament. There are several passages in the book of Acts the relate the fact that the Gentiles had access to the Jewish synagogues. For example, we read the following in Acts 18:

4 And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

In Acts 13:13-52 we find Paul serving in Pisidian Antioch. While there, he spoke in the synagogue and taught about Jesus Christ.

42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath. 43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.

In the previous text, there are two groups of people mentioned in the synagogue, the Jews and God-fearing proselytes. The word “proselyte” means:

a new convert (as to a faith or cause)

alien resident, from Greek prosēlytos

Source

We find this same word used again in chapter 2 of Acts:

7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans ? 8 “And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born ? 9 “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes

According to this text, among the Hebrews celebrating the feast of weeks were Gentile proselytes who had traveled to Jerusalem as commanded in the Old Testament.

As we have seen, the Gentiles were able to enter the synagogue and be taught the Word of God.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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