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Matt 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill." My answer: What does Jesus mean by the word "fulfill?" To understand "fulfill" we must consider "figura." Figura-fullment is what theologians refer to as a "recursion." Recursion means (from the Latin) "running back" or "coming again." The ...


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A solemn and pure hearted Christian friend asked me, "why haven't the Jews embraced Jesus?' The answer is complex, and I limit it to biblical Judaism. Part of the reason is how the Romans interpreted his teachings, essentially continued Roman persecution of the Jews under the new "Constantine" movement, and eliminated old testament practices for all ...


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Even though the answers by both Narnian and Mojo, completely and accurately answer your question. I felt it necessary to add some more elaboration to what they said. We must take into account the fact that we now understand that the Messiah referred to Jesus Christ as the son of God. Before Jesus death and resurrection, the Jewish nation was expecting a ...


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It relates to Jesus claim that He would 'rebuild the Temple', meaning He would become the new temple, the place of right worship, and Ezekiel's prophecy that when the temple had been cleansed, water would flow from its side. It signifies that Ezekiel's prophecy had been fulfilled.


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I have read that the early church fathers put Matthew first because they thought it was the earliest and also was more important than Mark (Sermon on the Mount, etc.) We now have good reason to believe that Mark was first from textual and literary analysis. Nevertheless, it is really bucking against tradition to reorder the books. Also it would confuse ...


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I don't claim to know why our Bibles include the Gospels in the order that they do. I'll be interested if somebody else on here has a definitive answer to that question. But why do you suppose they should be included by the order in which they were written? I don't organize the books on my bookshelves by their copyright dates: I group them in ways that seem ...


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There was no mandate that the gospels should appear in the order they were written once they were gathered into a collection. This is true of the rest of the New Testament as well. The order is the gospel accounts, the history of the early church, the letters of Paul to churches, to people, letters by other apostles, and prophecy. So, there ...



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