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According to Isaiah chapter one God never instituted animal sacrifices, incense or ceremonial observances. He doesn't want them nor should we/they have done those things as it put blood on their hands. He is very clear in that all He said was "do justice and show mercy etc". Jeremiah echoes this fact and the other prophets, amos, micah, hosea, samuel and in ...


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When John was arrested suddenly he doubts Jesus as Messiah. In Matthew 11:2-11 "Are you really the Messiah we've been waiting for, or should we keep looking for someone else?" This doesn't make sense. How should I understand it? John was the last of the line of Old Testament prophets. Mat 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are ...


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My question here is how did they not believe him? What exactly did they do that showed that they did not believe him? Mat 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: ...


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In the beginning of John's mission, he seemed to think that God was coming in wrath to judge the wicked: When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? ... Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good ...


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The purpose of Jesus asking the question was not to ask what they did or did not believe about John's preaching, or even his affirmation of Jesus as the messiah. What Jesus was doing was; knowing that they were trying to hold on to their positions as determining what was or was not of God, he was publicly humbling them. In asking them if the Baptism of John ...


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The short answer: to our fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in Christ. Allow me to develop my answer by first contextualizing the verse. Notice in each of the preceding parables in Matthew 24 and 25, there is a pronouncement and/or an act by someone in authority: a master (24:45-51) who in light of his slave's faithfulness while his master ...


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Taken in context, those declared to be sheep (that is, those described prior to 25:40) fed people who were hungry, gave drink to people who were thirsty, clothed people who were naked, visited people who were sick, and people who were imprisoned. But obviously, from their answers, the did not recognize Jesus as any of the ones they had served. To paraphrase ...


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Was just reading the similar verse in Luke and was drawn into it too... For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. (Luke 19:26, KJV) The Luke version appears to add some helpful context, so I suggest reading that chapter. A few directions that seemed to ...


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I think why you are missing the main purpose of Luke's detailed genealogy is that you are under the assumption that Christ came through Solomon. During this time Israel was still under the law of not mixing outside of Israel with foreign wives because the Messiah had to come through a pure line of Israel - Solomon did not fit this requirement as he fell ...


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Your consternation may stem from not considering that time has no meaning in the realm where God resides. As with most Old Testament Prophesy it may span a period of days, years or even centuries, as we see in the book of Daniel (as an example ) and in the New Testament book of the Revelation. All of the time of the Earth will not even be a blip in ...


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I'm not sure this adds substantively to FMS's excellent answer, but this is the sort of criticism that could be levelled at a lot of the Messianic prophecies (eg Matthew 2:23), and I think further clarity as to why we should look beyond the context in which the original 'prophecy' (completely de-contextualised reference in scripture would seem to be a more ...


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This is a complex question and you need to do a little investigative work. The underlying questions you need to answer are. Who was Matthew? What did he believe? Who was his audience? Is Matthew 1 accepted as authentic by the majority of biblical scholars? Does the answer change your underlying faith in the accuracy of the bible. Who was Matthew? What ...


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Since all scripture is inspired by God1, no one comprehends it except by the Spirit of God2. There are at least a couple of ways from scripture that may have enabled St. Matthew to present what he was writing as a fulfillment of the Isaiah passage. Since he was the Gospel writer, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God, who inspires all scripture, and ...



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