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While this isn't a question that can be definitively answered, I've heard teaching that links these types of incidents to John 6:1-15, particularly verses 14-15 (NIV quoted here): 14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to ...


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We can only speculate as to why. "Jesus did not need the praise of demons." is the most common answer I hear. One that comes to my mind is that demons lie. They mix the truth with the lie so it sounds credible and is accepted as truth. Also, since we only see text on paper, we have no understanding of what the emotional expressions were in their ...


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This is known as the Messianic Secret and occurs primarily in the Gospel of Mark, where Jesus is portrayed as commanding his followers to be silent about his Messianic mission. Throughout the Gospel of Mark, there are regular examples of Jesus admonishing both people and demons not to reveal to others who he truly was. Conversely, there are some passages in ...


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Jesus was totally aware of the future, and he was also aware of all of the possibilities of people making differing decisions. In other words God will not interfere with our free will, and so the future depends heavily on all our decisions and each decision will set into motion a different course for the future. Although Jesus was afraid of nothing, the ...



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