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No, it doesn't, that mistake of interpretation is known as allegory and is opposed to the literal interpretation. We should not expect allegories contained in historical texts like the gospels, Acts, Kings, Samuel, Genesis, etc. unless the text itself specifies it (for instance, the parables). We should not add allegories to the Bible, but we should ...


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One Roman writer, Thallus, apparently acknowledged the darkness. He explained it as an eclipse of the sun, presumably to discredit the Christian claims of a miraculous event. Thallus' work is believed to have been written about 52 AD, so it is an important witness to early knowledge of the darkness to the extent we can validate the claim that Thallus wrote ...


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There actually is but it is not so readily apparent. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Matthew 11:28 through 30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. ...


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In addition to the other insightful answers, the Book of Mormon records intense earthquakes, fires, and tempest for three hours followed by three days of darkness in the Americas at the time of Christ's death (3 Nephi 8). In reference to caseyr547's answer, the Book of Mormon was, ironically, recorded on gold plates and stored in the earth to keep it safe ...


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Phlegon freedman of the emperor Adrian was born at Tralles in Lydia. He was author of several works one of which was entitled "The Olympiads" or "A Collection of Olympiads and Chronicles" in sixteen books. It was a kind of general history of the world from the first to the two hundred and twenty ninth Olympiad or to the times of Adrian. "In the 4th year ...


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There is no conclusive evidence as they did not have gold plated digital information storage guaranteed to last for millennia and vaults dug so deep in the earth that they surely would survive the worst of wars. Josephus did not so write but Thallus may have we dont really know: Thallus (Greek: Θαλλός), was an early historian who wrote in Koine Greek. ...


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Jesus' death was sufficient simply because DEATH is the punishment for our sins, not suffering. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Savior must suffer for a long time to cover our sins, only His death. If you look at all these verses, we'll see that "Christ died" and it is enough: ...


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Your question goes to the heart of Salvation, and surprisingly you are not alone in not understanding how our sins can be transferred to Jesus and thus be forgiven. So lets see if we can clear it up for you. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. First of all we need to start with one basic fact, that being that ...


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Jesus' suffering and death were more than just surrogacy of suffering, Jesus also vanquished the devil. From Hebrews 2:14-15: ...through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Jesus sacrifice sanctified us before ...


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Since nobody has mentioned this yet, let me add one other important point to the great answers already given (ie: that since it was from top to bottom, it shows it was God doing the ripping -@Waggers, that it meant God was opening His holiness to all men through Jesus -@Jonathon Byrd). With the tearing of the curtain, the atonement ritual for Yom Kippur ...



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