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The Bible doesn't say that Jesus didn't tell his disciples that he was going. It says he went "as it were in secret" (KJV). But it doesn't say the secret was from his disciples. Read the previous couple of paragraphs, especially John 7:1b,"He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him", and 7:6a, "Then Jesus said to them, 'My time ...


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Study to show thyself approved to God, a worker who needed not be ashamed. Rightly divided the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15


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The events surrounding Jesus' death are rife with trickery and very clearly outside of normal legal proceedings for the time. The short answer is that the Jews believed Jesus committed blasphemy, but they had it out for him long before He supposedly did blaspheme. Before Jesus was captured and executed, the High Priest and his assembly plotted to kill ...


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Michael Card's hypothesis is interesting, and certainly not outside the realm of possibility. It is quite true that skilled Greeks were enslaved and brought to Italy during times of conquest and revolt, and perhaps even during times of peace between Greece and Rome, such as was the case when Luke was living. But it seems to me that Card's main argument ...


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Abrahams test was one of gauging the magnitude of Abrahams faith. God didn't change his mind. When God saw that Abraham would willingly sacrifice his only son, He was pleased by Abrahams faith. This parallels with God's faithfulness who followed through and sacrificed His perfect son Jesus for all of humanity. As for the Samaritan, Jesus knew her ...


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It is against God's nature to lie. One cannot call oneself 'truth' and have ever demonstrated anything other than 'truth'. If God had ever stated one thing and done another in contradiction to what He stated, then the entirety of the Christian faith (or Judaism for that matter) would be for nothing.


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As a German I know which is the best. Easy to read but not as accurate as Elberfelder to the basic-text is the Luther 2009. The most accurate Version of German Bibles is the Elberfelder Bible. The Elberfelder is the only German version that is accepted by the Catholic Church.


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From your comments on other answers, it is clear that what you are really asking is if biblical nuptials are a religious or civic/contractual affair. The answer really is that Biblically, it is both. This is because in Biblical times, the Israelight nation lived in a theocracy. The books of Exodus, Leviticus and Dueteronomy have large swaths dedicated to ...


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There are NO wedding ceremonies in Scripture. Isaac took Rebecca to be his wife. How did he take her? By consummation. "Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah's tent. He took her as his wife and loved her." (Gen 24:67 KJV)



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