Jesus of Nazareth, generally held by Christians to be God incarnate.

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Did Satan really not understand God's salvation plan? [closed]

I've always been told that when Jesus died on the cross, he ultimately defeated Satan and won victory over death. Satan was not aware of the secret plan and thought that he had defeated Jesus until ...
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Jesus' Brothers (Matthew 12:46) [on hold]

What exactly did Matthew mean when he is talking about Jesus' brothers in Matthew 12:46? From Matthew 12:49, its clear that he didn't mean Jesus' disciples as his brothers. So who are the Jesus' ...
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What means that “(Jesus) breathed on them” in John 20,22

I always tried to visualize the moment when, after Resurrection, Jesus gave Holy Spirit to Apostles: 21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." ...
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How do JWs respond to Jude 9 in light of Matthew 4:10?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one in the same. However, in light of these two verses: Jude 9 (NIV): But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing ...
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Sexual role play in a marriage [on hold]

What does the Bible say about sexual role play in marriage. that is sex toys and anal sex for both partners?
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Was King Melchizedek actually Jesus? Where did this idea come from?

I have heard people state that King Melchizedek was actually Jesus. What is the biblical basis for this idea? Where in church history did this idea begin?
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Why did Jesus favor Peter, James and John more than the other disciples?

It's clear that Peter, James and John witnessed more miracles that Jesus did than the other disciples. Why weren't the other disciples permitted to see the miracles that Jesus perform in the way that ...
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How does scripture reconcile the idea that God hates his enemies while he tells us to love ours? [on hold]

Scripture tells us that God hates the sinner and wicked: Psalm 5:5, “You hate all workers of iniquity.” Psalm 7:11, “God is angry with the wicked every day.” Psalm 26:5, “I have hated the assembly ...
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God said to us loved your enemies. Then how can God hate his enemies? [on hold]

Hi my name is Perry Stephens and I was just wondering how can God say to love are enemies But he also says he hates all those who sin and break his commandments?
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In what way did the early church read Sapiental passages like Proverbs 8:22 Christologically?

The question is asked because it is known that the sub-apostolic early church fathers ( 2nd century up to the 4th century) read Proverbs 8:22 Christologically, that is, in reference to Christ. ...
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Did Philip see Jesus turn water into wine?

Did the disciple Philip witness Jesus turning water into wine? To my knowledge the verse doesn't explicitly state which disciples were with Jesus but is it known whether Philip was traveling with Him ...
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In whose name was Jesus baptized?

I know that people are baptized now in either: The name of Jesus (Acts 2:38) The name of Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19) But according to scripture, in whose name was Jesus ...
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What do Christians mean by “Jesus took our illnesses upon himself on the cross” and why?

Having a bit of holiday over Christmas and New Year I'm going over some notes I've made of topics I want to look at. One such question regards the use of terminology such as "Jesus took our illnesses ...
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Ephesians 1:5 adopted sons of God [migrated]

What is meant by adopted sons of God in Ephesians 1:5. I don't find the term anywhere else on the Bible.
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What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?

What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? [see footnote regarding answers] I understand this to be one of those scriptures that is meant to challenge our understanding, ...
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Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus? [closed]

Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus? Which of the two does the Bible put more light on?
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Was Jesus' human nature included in the Trinity?

Since Jesus had two natures, one divine and one human, is human nature included in the Trinity, or just the divine nature? What did the early Christians and the traditions have to say about this?
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What is the significance of Jesus and the Mount of Transfiguration?

Matthew, Mark and Luke all record the story of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. Matthew's version is provided below. It seems that each writer simply records that the event occurred, but none ...
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Did Jesus really die?

I know that Jesus is really God. But I'm still confused... I don't get how God could die or be killed by people. Isn't God always there? How can God die? Please explain this to me in an easy to ...
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On which date was Christ born?

Most Christians celebrate the birth of Christ (Christmas) on December 25. But was this really the day of Christ's birth? What was the actual date of Christ's birth?
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Where was Jesus before the events of the New Testament?

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son.. I only thought about this when recently explaining the difference between Old and New Testament to somebody. Did the Son of God appear in ...
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What Scriptures did Arius use to support teaching that Jesus was created?

Arius probably quoted the following: Revelation 3:14: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. Psalm 8:5-6: thou madest Him ...
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How is Christ's death so significant?

(the question title isn't quite right; I welcome any better phrasing - it is not intended to sound inflammatory) This is a genuine question, that regularly occurred to me during my youth, and was ...
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Does the Eastern Orthodox Church consider belief in the existence of Jesus' soul before the incarnation a heresy?

Does the Eastern Orthodox Church consider belief in the existence of Jesus' soul before the incarnation a heresy?
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What happened to Joseph, Jesus's father?

What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus, because the last time he was mentioned in the story of Jesus was "Jesus's finding in the temple" after that he was never mentioned again until the death of ...
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What is significant about the title of “Son of David” that was attributed to Jesus?

The Book of Matthew begins by identifying Jesus with the title of "Son of David": The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 NAS At one ...
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Why did Jesus use the expression, “I tell you the truth”?

I used to think nothing of it until someone said, "it makes you wonder what he was saying the rest of the time". Now I don't believe for one moment Jesus was a liar, but why did He use that strange ...
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Why is Jesus occasionally referred to as “The Christ”? Is there a different definition between the two?

I've occasionally heard of Jesus Christ referred to as "The Christ" and the phrasing has always struck me. What are the differences (if any) between referring to him as Jesus Christ versus "The ...
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At what time of day was Jesus crucified?

Mark 15:25, 18 KJV And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. and And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! John 19:14-16 KJV And it was the preparation of the passover, ...
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What was Jesus trying to convey in the parables of the mustard seed and yeast?

What message did Jesus Christ tried to give by comparing the Kingdom Of God(Isn't that Heaven?) with the mustard seed and yeast?
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Did God still dwell in the temple while Jesus was on Earth?

This is just a question that has intrigued me and I can't think of a definite answer. I understand that the presence of God dwelt first in the Tabernacle and then in Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. ...
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Why do Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? [duplicate]

Hi to the Christian community. I've always wondered why Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? Let me elaborate. I am Muslim, and in Islam we believe that God has no partner. He is alone. ...
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What is the Biblical basis for concluding 'Jesus is Yahweh (Jehovah or LORD)'?

Of course Christianity believes Jesus is God, but I am interested in this question for the argument that Jehovah (I AM), the name of God which later Jews were not allowed to speak, is a term not ...
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Purpose of giving up a prisoner on the Passover [duplicate]

Why did they give over a prisoner during the Passover? What was the reason for that
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Are there Christian denominations that are beginning a discussion about the fact that Jesus was really the son of God?

I don't know what others christian denominations say, but it is sure that Catholic Church doesn't pose any doubt that Jesus was the son of God, nor a discussion about this believing is in its agenda. ...
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In what sense was Jesus's death a sacrifice?

Why do we say that Jesus sacrificed himself for us? I don't mean to offend but I seriously don't understand how it would be a sacrifice. When Jesus died didn't he end up in heaven? To me, a sacrifice ...
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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?

Is it true that Paul did not quote Jesus a single time in the entire New Testament (of which he wrote 50%)? Did he ever refer to the virgin birth?
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What loss did God incur when he sacrificed his son to die on the cross? [closed]

We always hear the statement that God sent his son to die for us as a living sacrifice. A sacrifice always involve a losing something , eg: sacrificing a lamb involves losing a lamb's life. But what ...
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What does the phrase “God of God” means in the Nicene Creed?

What does the phrase "God of God" means in the Nicene Creed? We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son ...
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What arguments can be made that 1 Corinthians 15 is not about Physical Resurrection?

This is something of a long shot. I had a friend look at 1 Cor 15 (and other parts of the Bible) and he formed the conclusion that 1 Cor 15 was about a spiritual and not bodily resurrection. ie that ...
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Was the Trinity still a Trinity when Jesus died?

Christians believe a few basic things: God exists as Three Persons in One Being Jesus died on the cross (and rose again) Jesus was God. During #2, however, there seems to be a bit of a problem. ...
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Is it Biblical to think that Jesus died for me specifically?

Is it Biblical to think that Jesus died for me specifically? I know that He died for the whole world, but is it Biblical to think of Jesus as coming to die specifically for me? Is it possible that I ...
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When Pilate offered up Jesus or Barabbas for release, was this to the crowd for their justice or for pardon?

I have limited understanding of this was a tradition each year where Pilate would release a prisoner during the Jewish Passover but did this release mean a pardon? This was posed in my Sunday ...
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Where did the artistic rendering of Jesus originate?

There seems to be a pretty recognizable and consistent artistic image of Jesus Christ, despite the lack of evidence of what he looked like. Where did this initial image originate?
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A Catholic uncertain of the trinity [closed]

I struggle with my church's (Catholic Church's) teaching of the Trinity. I have no doubt that Jesus is the Son of God sent to bring us to the Father and to atone for the sin that separates us from ...
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If believing that Jesus is God is that important, why doesn't Jesus say it more often? [closed]

Why did many of his disciples not even know it? Jesus asked "Who am I?" to a bunch of his disciples. Out of so many, only Peter got it close. That he is the Messiah, son of the living God. Even that ...
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Did Jesus transform into spirit form after Resurrection

In the 40 days after the Resurrection and before his Ascension, Jesus appears and disappears to people, including his disciples. He also is not recognizable by some of his followers including Mary ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the concept that Jesus spent time in Hell?

The Apostles Creed makes reference to Jesus descending into Hell. I have heard it claimed that His time spent in Hell was part of His redemptive work--in other words, that was necessary for Him to ...
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Did Jesus sacrifice his soul to save ours?

I am not asking for an opinion, what I am asking is that you evaluate my interpretation of the Scriptures and show me where I have misinterpreted them. In the following scriptures; it is indicated ...