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This is a loaded question like "when did you stop beating your wife?", as it takes for granted a counterfactual premise, specifically that Benedict XVI questioned the historicity of the crowd saying, "Let his blood be upon us and upon our children". But B_XVI did not question the historicity of the crowd gathered before Pilate saying that, but the ...


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First, Seventh Day Adventists would more likely use the KIng James Version of the verse or an equivalent Bible version that are deemed more tested. KJV 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. This is God's commission to Christians to go ...


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I think part of the difficulties in finding what this refers to are that: It appears to be a paraphrase and not a direct quotation. There appear to be multiple Hebrew words that could be associated with the Greek word Ναζωραῖος (Nazooraios) - Nazarene (there is a discussion of this here) Some Church Fathers associate the Greek Ναζωραῖος (Nazooraios) with ...


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I would like to add a bit more detail to Mike's answer. Samson was the one about whom the bible says, Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. So then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ (Judges 13:7, ESV). There are several more verse which have dual ...


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I think the Church Fathers interpreted this verse as meaning that although we are invited by God, our actions will still determine our fate. Verse 14 needs, I think, to be considered along with the preceding verses: Matthew 22:11–14 (KJV 1900) And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he ...



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