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Sin is an offense against God (Catholic Catechism paragraph 1850). In no way could someone reasonably conceive of Jesus as an offense against God. God the Father was pleased with Jesus (Mt 3:17; 17:5) It's axiomatic that Scripture is the word of God if it is translated and interpreted properly. A translation of 2Cor 5:21 by David H. Stern, a Messianic Jew, ...


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What was it about the death of Jesus that allows God to forgive us? Many people attempt to see in the physical pain and suffering of the crucifixion that Jesus paid for our sins. While his death was much more physically painful than most, the sins he bore were for the whole world. 1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours ...


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Jesus' death did not "allow" God to forgive us. Were that the case, God would be subject to some external law that says "someone must die for sin". Instead, God Himself decided that this would be the best way to accomplish His purposes. He could have said that forgiveness could only be available to left-handed people who pray the rosary in Hindi...but He ...


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At the moment of Jesus's death, He entered paradise, where the spirits of believers were held until Jesus's sacrifice was made complete through the resurrection. Jesus was not referring to heaven at this point. Remember, in the day of His resurrection, He told Mary not to touch him because He had not yet ascended to Heaven. Once Jesus ascended to Heaven, He ...



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