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This is how I connect the request of the Apostles. As I see it, Jesus said something very harsh to the disciples.." It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones (believers, maybe those young in the faith) to stumble." Jesus went on to tell them to ...


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There is indeed a deeper meaning. The village in which they were going refers to the destination of the Apostles not to Christ. Christ was indeed not intending to stay with the disciples that night, he was there for a very important historical and biblical reason. He was there so that the desciples would know how to recognize Him. Luke 24:30-35 It is ...


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Verse 31 also says".... and He vanished out of their sight." In deed, Jesus had not intended to stay with the disciples for the night, but had only wanted `to open their eyes ' to and have them recognize Him. He had also wanted that the initiative for such a recognition with 'burning of the heart' come from the disciples with an invitation to Him to stay ...


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The interpretation that when the text says Jesus was acting like he was going to go on, he was "pretending" to go further may be true, but it is extrapolating from the text. The text tells us what Jesus' actions were, that he was "acting as if" he were going further. Whether this was pretense or not depends upon what Jesus' thinking was at the time, and ...


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This is more of an English question than a Christianity question, but the basic principles are: Capitalize Satan, Lucifer, Devil, Evil One, Father of Lies, etc., when used as a name or title of a specific being. Do not capitalize when used in a general sense, or when using it as an expletive. It may be helpful to consider the example of the word "mother" ...


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Here is my attempt to harmonize the accounts of Matthew 2 and Luke 2, This assumes a literal retelling of the story. (Luke as a careful writer has been vindicated again and again by archaeology.) NAZARETH (above Samaria to the north) to BETHLEHEM Luke 2:4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, ...


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Mary's blessedness is not from her being but from her belief (cf. Luke 1:45; Luke 1:48). 45And blessed is she who believed that there would beg a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” 46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked on the humble estate of his ...


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The most important figure in the history of the Church for this passage is St Maximus the Confessor, who considered it in the context of the Monothelite heresy. (Monothelitism is the belief that there is only one "will" in Jesus Christ; Maximus and the orthodox tradition have held that there are two wills in Christ as there are two natures: the human will ...


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The short answer is: Mat 26:41 All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tested. The spirit [PNEUMA="breath"] is indeed willing, but the body is weak." Which I would translate loosely as: "Talk is cheap but pain will turn your head around." I would add a few things: Jesus was not a volunteer It was not Jesus' will that he die Jesus ...


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Peace Comes After the Storm Simply put, Jesus did not experience fear and a lack of power and self-control; rather, as you pointed out, he experienced anguish (or stress, trouble, or agony). The infinite load of sin he was to bear in a few short hours was the reason for his anguish in the garden. Sin, as we know, is the very antithesis of peace. Peace, ...


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Does the Bible tell us what the phrase “times of the Gentiles” or "fullness of Gentiles" means? Often the Bible says something that offers a glimpse of something that raises many more questions than it answers. Luke 21:20-24 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which ...


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We often think of Jesus as Deity and ascribe those type of emotions and etc. to him. We need to remember that Jesus was also a human being and as such he knew all of those feelings which we encounter. He knew hunger: Matthew 21:17 through 19 KJV And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. 18 Now in the morning as he ...


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More of the biblical basis side of things than an overview, but we've just been looking at an answer to this question tonight, as found in Hebrews 4:14-5:10 - Jesus the Great High Priest 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not ...


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We can identify several views regarding the suffering of Jesus. (1) That he did feel fear and grief, but did not sin. (2) That he did not feel fear, per se, but did feel grief. Within (2), there are differing understandings of why Jesus felt grief and agony. Those who (a) accept penal substitution will argue that he was suffering on behalf of his people, ...


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This answer is based on the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and his spiritual mode of interpreting the Bible. It represents the view on this subject of the "New Church" or "Swedenborgian" denominations that accept Swedenborg's theology. The question is based on Luke 3:16-17: John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with ...


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The Bible says that Jesus will baptize the Holy Spirit and with fire (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33) The English word “baptism” came from the Greek word “baptisma” (to dip).This word has more than one meaning. In Biblical contexts, it means “to identify with” (union with someone) and “to be washed with” (cleansing) whether literally or ...


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16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire: 17 whose fan is in his hand, thoroughly to cleanse his threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff ...



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