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General question time. Who are the 2 witnesses of Revelation? Nowhere does the Bible identify these two witnesses by name, although people through the years have speculated. There are three primary theories on the identity of the two witnesses in Revelation: (1) Moses and Elijah, (2) Enoch and Elijah, and (3) two unknown believers whom God calls to be His witnesses in the end times.
What are your thoughts on this?

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Atheist Advocate (AA): How can god be good if he abandoned his own son?
Mark 15:34 - "At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”"

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Bible Contradiction? Yes or no?

Keturah was Abraham's wife [Gen 25:1]
Keturah was Abraham's concubine [1 Chron 1:32]

Gen 25:1 - "Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah."

1 Chron 1:32 - "The sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.

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Atheist's Advocate (AA): God will both destroy us and not destroy us for being bad . . . huh? What gives?
Because of man's wickedness God destroys him - Gen 6:5-7
Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him - Gen 8:21

Gen 6:5-7 - "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them."

Gen 8:21 - "And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done."

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Atheist's Advocate (AA): Acts 1:5-8 says the Holy Spirit was bestowed at Pentecost but John 20:22 says the Holy Spirit was bestowed before Pentecost. Why the contradiction?

Acts 1:5-8 - "5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

John 20:22 - "And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit."

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