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  1. If a pretribulation rapture is true, why wasn't it a core belief and teaching of first century believers, rather than its first mention made by John Nelson Darby, and susequently presented in the Scofield Reference Bible in the early 1900's?
  2. Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?


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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

Please understand that many words, including proper names, change over time with each translation. Even before the time of Christ, the Israelites translated...

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Who decided why and which names should be changed to English, like David or Mark, while others are unchanged, such as Mephibosheth, Athaliah, Aquila, and so on?

What I meant is that several Hebrew names in the Bible have remained as Hebrew ... Mephibosheth, Aristarchus, Ahaziah, etc. So my question involves those nam...

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Should I attend my daughter's transgender wedding?

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Should I attend my daughter's transgender wedding?

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What do I do if my husband likes not just porn, but especially gay porn? And this is the second time?

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What does the Bible say about death?

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Is it wrong for a Christian to pray for the death of an evil person, such as a murderous tyrant?

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How are we to interpret Mark 13:10 with regards to the rapture and the church?

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