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In Mark's Gospel, the last 24 hours in the life of Jesus form a unique chiastic structure, with eight periods of just three hours each: A The celebration of the Passover Feast, which becomes the Last Supper, beginning "when it was evening" (Mark 14:17), which was 6 pm by first-century Jewish reckoning. The Passover meal typically took three hours and was ...


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While I am one who enjoys seeing deeper meanings in context, I do not see anything except, perhaps, what is obvious: "Father, these people are ignorant. Do not hold this sin against them" The "ignorance is innocence" teaching is implied in the scriptures: John 9:41 Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you ...


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There's a lot of hidden meaning in the sentence “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”. You see, Jesus knew God. When Jesus said that sentence, it had a very deep meaning. What Jesus is reffering to as "father" is the God within his killers. God or Father is a metaphor for that "thing" that is beyond the killers egos. That "thing" which is ...


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Carrying the cross is not a profane act. Carrying the cross is just a religious act. Why? When you think of an act as being profane, you are no different than any other sinner. Why? Because you treat the act with irreverence or disrespect - that's profanity. Whenever you treat something or somebody with irreverence or disrespect, you are no different ...


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The First-century Christian, Justin Martyr is frequently quoted in the Watchtower Society books and is considered by them to be a reliable source of information about Christ. However, in his book "Dialogue With Trypho" Justin Martyr describes the crusifiction in CHAPTER XCI -- THE CROSS WAS FORETOLD IN THE BLESSINGS OF JOSEPH, AND IN THE SERPENT THAT WAS ...


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From a Baptist point of view this display is wrong on two levels. Firstly there is the fact that the people who do these acts are self harming which we are told not to do. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a ...


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But I suspect these are only later interpretations. Has Jesus himself ever said his dead is a sacrifice? Jesus's death is placed in the context of a Passover (Seder) meal, and since the meal is literally a liturgy, it must be completed or the participants defy the commandment of God. Anyway, Four cups must be drunk to complete the ceremony, and the ...


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For Jesus to have gone voluntarily, even willingly, to his death, he must have been aware of an overwhelming benefit, which later theology tells us is the forgiveness of sins. In this regard, Rhoads, Dewey and Michie, in Mark as Story, page 113, caution the modern reader not to read into Mark [the first New Testament gospel to be written] theological ...


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The most obvious answer is Jesus' words to his disciples at the Last Supper, in Matthew's version: this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:28, New American Bible Revised Edition)


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The procession of the Way of the Cross is an important Catholic tradition, so any criticism of a transgender person taking part in such a procession can only be based on the person's gender identity. However, it is possible for Christians to object to participation in an actual mock crucifixion, and the evidence for this is mixed. Crucifixion in the ...


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You all could've found much better answers by actually reading what Thomas says about this: Summa th., III, q. 46, article 2. In point of fact, Thomas says that Christ's death was NOT necessary in the "simple and absolute" sense of the word, because, well: "Nothing shall be impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).


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How did Jesus' death on the cross turned out to become a sacrifice to redeem sins? While the Roman execution was taking place, there were other elements not as noticeable. Jesus allowed himself to be put to death. John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but ...



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