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Apostles Of Jesus Christ Cast Lots;why?

why did the apostles of Jesus christ cast lots to choose between joseph surnamed justus and matthias after they had prayed[ACTS 2}

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@Uplawal

I will try again . . . . It's going to be short & simple

With all due respects this is what I wrote

“Jesus promised the whole shebang; the Holy Spirit (i.e. the diverse and different flavour of God’s spirit to receive/have at one go) to the disciples

On the day of Pentecost, in the upper room, this promised was fulfilled (Note: before Muhammed) when the Holy Spirit descended on 120 of them . . .”

How did you conjure up “Jesus Christ sent one of them to us” because I certainly didn’t write or imply that?

OK. Another simple illustration:

Uplawal is female.

Uplawal likely is a daughter; sister, wife, mother, etc

(i.e. there is only one Uplawal but different flavours of Uplawal)

Lastly before closing, concerning your query on “ANOTHER” and “HIM”,

the former refers to another “helper” besides Jesus

and the latter is used as a grammatical masculine gender (i.e. a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives)

The earth is referred as she - doesnt imply it is necessarily a woman

A curious question, have you read the bible through at all Uplawal? (i.e. back to back?)

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@Uplawal (f)

[img width=50 height=25]http:///cv5qb8[/img] a quick KISS before you go start a new thread (i.e. KISS – keeping it short & sweet)

Watch this space in 5 min for the answer to your question

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the question is a valid one. I dont see why the thread has to be derailed.

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hmmm two different interpretations, this could be interesting.

@noetic dat was so uncalled for

@tenry

ignorance is the best way to silence anyone

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what is the difference between Gods spirit that came upon the virgin mary and the holy spirit that we christians believed that christ sent for us, is as if the spirit never existed before thats why he said he will send it, and he refers it as HIM , if is not Muhammed hes talking about then,its confusing cos Gods spirit has existed even before creation and even after creation, pls i need sound explanation and no favouritism between the two religion,thanks.

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tenry do not answer noetic like that.

Let you texts be seasoned with grace (Remember)

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And, one thing though, I think this story was in the latter parts of Acts Chapter 1.

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@noetic you are a fool, big time fool to have made that statement concerning this topic.

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Jesus just left them, they have a decision to make, the Holy Spirit has not yet come. The decision is vvery urgent, so they had to follow the old way of making choices (remember the soldiers casting lot on the garment of Jesus). This was no more necessary when you get to Acts13. Because now they had the Holy Spirit.

Should we then cast lot when we have choices to make?

That you may not even Know how to go about it.

I think No.

Reason. When a man is born again, he can talk to God as his Father. Asking Him for direction on what to do. Jesus did not cast lot before choosing His disciple, he only prayed. We can pray too, following the steps of Jesus

Remember Jesus did not tell them to make the choice of replacing Judas. They only thought it wise. 12 symbolising God's government. 12 tribes, 12 foundations with the name of the twelve disciples

I think you can understand now.

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