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In 1 Corinthians, 10-12: Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. It was ...


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The enemy himself is the original tare. Jesus explains this clearly in Matthew 13: 37-40. He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the ...


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Historically referring ,A field was bought of a price and it was the tradition of the people to bury strangers in such plots, therby when Judas threw the money and went out , the high priests and co. couldn't add the money to the treasury therefore they reconstituted to the excuse of using the money of the usurper for a good cause (bought the piece of land ...


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Well since a mote is like a dust particles it so take a magnifying glass to really look at ,so he could be saying don't examine someone so closely as if looking for anything,so look at yourself because you know what's really visible to you its really Large to you


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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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The passage is not about suicide. You can tell this because the temptation given to Jesus is: "throw yourself down. For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" In other words, Jesus would not be killed by throwing himself off the ...


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The passage has nothing to do with Suicide and everything to do with temptation. In order to understand the Gospel as it has been preserved one must understand first, what we fell from, and Second, what we aspire to rise to. The temptations giving to Christ are the same as those outlined in 1 John 2:16 "For everything in the world--the lust of the ...


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What does “therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” mean? Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. This instruction is being given to disciples that are going on a mission. While most people focus on the words "serpent" and "dove", the words ...


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The context of Jesus' words are about ritual purity through obeying the Jewish law. Jesus is saying that there are no kinds of food which are intrinsically sinful, and that focusing on the food misses the point of those laws: that it is a person's heart which defiles them. Our obedience to the law shows the state of our hearts, but does not determine them. ...


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One way to come at this is not to treat it mathematically. When we treat natural language mathematically we are inclined to say none must mean 0% and all must mean 100%. However often when we use natural language there can be exceptions to statements (i.e. an implicit 'some' or other limitation on the statement). Such as when one says, "but everyone is ...


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What you see is narrowness and broadness, so you see the two passages as contradictory. But if we look at their details, we see that they have nothing to do with each other. Jesus is talking about destruction, roads, and gates while Paul is talking about days and food. Jesus is using roads and gates figuratively while Paul is talking about days and food ...


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How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”? The Romans verse in context is referring to disputes between Christians. The "narrow way" refers to those from the population at large who have become Christian. Even the nation of Israel had the problem of the "broad way" that leads to ...


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One of the perhaps lesser-known works of Thomas Aquinas is his Catena Aurea, the Golden Chain. This is a commentary on the Four Gospels, one verse at a time; Aquinas gives the verse, and after (nearly) every verse intersperses commentary on it—notably from Augustine, Jerome, and John Chrysostom; though other theologians, Church Fathers, and Doctors of ...



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