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Not all Christians agree on what it means to "preach the Gospel." It is an opinion - I am not sure whether dogma - within the Orthodox Church that the the Gospel can be proclaimed only by the Church and not by heretical sects, since otherwise not the true Gospel (capital "G") would be preached, but rather some other "gospel" (viz. Galatians 1:8, 2 ...


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I think the simplest explanation is simply that the Evangelists had slightly different recollections of events. The Church Fathers recognized that there were inconsistencies in the Gospel accounts and accepted them. John Chrysostom discussed this the first of his Homilies on the Gospel According to Matthew, written in the late 4th century: And why can ...


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Should Christians defend their faith? 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye ...


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The difference between these verses is the influence of the Holy Ghost. AS a Christian we should always be ready to explain why we believe that Jesus was our redemption from sin. that is the lesson of Peter. Peter was as should all Christians ready to teach the Gospel, and defend our right to live in a way to secure our Eternity. Peter did so right up to his ...


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Luke doesn't say Jesus prayed "only once", it records him praying without noting the particular detail of the three separate entreaties recorded in Matthew and Mark (although perhaps it is alluded to non-specifically in verse 44 - "he prayed more earnestly" in context suggests he prayed at least twice): 39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, ...



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