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The Bible I read (King James Version) Took about 3000 years from start to finish. But you asked about: "...the first version of the Bible" The first version of which Bible? The Roman Catholic Bible? The Greek Orthodox Bible? The Protestant Bible? The word "Bible" is loosely translated "The Books." There have been many Bible translations and revisions ...


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While the exact details may not match the most popular versions of this story - the house being used (ie on an on-going basis) by an actual Bible Society - there is evidence of a kernel of truth from which this story came. This evidence is found in the wikipedia article on Voltaire's* home in Geneva from 1755 - 1760 "Les Délices" (See in particular the ...


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Mark 2.15: καὶ γίνεται κατακεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ πολλοὶ τελῶναι καὶ ἁμαρτωλοὶ συνανέκειντο τῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ἦσαν γὰρ πολλοὶ καὶ ἠκολούθουν αὐτῷ And it happened that he was reclining in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who were following him . ...


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Like Young Earth Creationists do with most things, they believe that the conventional dating systems are wrong. In the case of Egypt this involves saying that what are normally thought to be sequential dynasties are actually concurrent dynasties. The most extreme accounts propose that the First and Second Intermediate Periods are actually one period, a time ...


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I just joined SE today, so I'll jump right in - in 2008 I was researching this very subject for a book I wrote on Jesus life. I apologize for this if it seems like I'm trying to plug my book (so I won't give you the name of it), but I spent years meticulously going through the gospels and Acts, placing the events of Jesus' life in chronological order. So you ...


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First of all 274 AD is the date the Cult of the Sun became an official Roman Cult, not the date a pagan festival was established. It appears that is was not until the mid 4th century that a the festival celebrating the Birth of the Sun was established in the Roman Empire. Christians had already calculated the birth of Christ to be on the 25th day centuries ...


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The mother of Christ was specifically called "blessed" at least as far back as the end of the second century AD, and given the title "the Blessed Virgin" at least as far back as the early fifth century. CCEL.org, the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, lists several references for "blessed Mary" from the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. For example: And when ...


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Introductory History of the Litany of Loreto The Litany of the Blessed Virgin--also called the Litany of Loreto--is one of the many Marian litanies, or praises of Mary, composed during the Middle Ages. The place of honor it now holds, in the life of the Church, is due its faithful use at the shrine of the Holy House at Loreto, which, according to ...


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The 40 years of wandering in the wilderness was the longest death march recorded in history, every Israelite over twenty years of age when they left Egypt under Moses’ leadership died in the wilderness, except for three people: Moses, Joshua, and Caleb (see Numbers 14:38) During their forty years of desert wandering, the children of Israel alternately ...


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Jesus refered to what He was going to do, as a fulfillment of the true meaning of the bronze serpent being lifted by Moses in the wilderness (John 3:14-15). 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:14-15) ...


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The bronze serpent represents the provision made by God. They, by themselves, would not be able to recover from the deadly wound, but through faith only in what God has provided as the solution can they be healed. It represents Christ, the grace that comes only through Christ. John 3:14-15 (NKJV) And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even ...


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A good example of “an annulment” that could be given on solid grounds would be if a woman were to “marry” (through no fault of her own) a man whom she later discovered to be a validly ordained priest. Since priests cannot enter into matrimony (canon 1972),4 the union between this priest and the woman was not a valid marriage. She would be given ...


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What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”? The disciples that were ministering to the Jews were aware of Paul and his ministry to the Gentiles. Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; At the ...


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There is also the issue of the biggest 1st century the problem the church faced. Whether a person first had to become a Jew before you could become a Christian and the issue of circumcision. If Paul was this fraud then why does the bible not tell us of these questions? It would have made Paul's ministry much easier. They had to accept that sorry guys he did ...


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Jesus stated that he was sent to the lost sheep of Israel in: Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But is not true that the salvation of God's grace through Jesus was reserved only to the Jews. As is indicated in the verses which follow that one. Matthew 15:25 through 28 Then came ...


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According to the Exodus Bible Introductions by John MacArthur, Exodus was written in the 15th century B.C. http://www.gty.org/resources/bible-introductions/MSB02/Exodus . Also the archeological records support this according to https://bible.org/article/introduction-book-exodus According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ...


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The information presented above is Not correct ! if you study the writings of Josephus, you will discover that Herod was made king in the time of the consulship of Calvinus and Pollio. they were made Consuls in Oct.2, 40 B.C and their 'consulship' continued in 39 B.C., when Herod was made King. Josephu, in making his reckonings of the high priests, does ...


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The case is vast, and, quite literally, fills volumes. I'm currently reading New Testament People God Volume 1: Christian Origins And The Question Of God, for example, which addresses this topic at length. There are far too many arguments against this claim than can be addressed here (obviously), but some key points I have so far taken from the book ...


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Technically, the Baptists were not a part of the Reformation because like those of Luther, Calvin and Zwingli, the Baptists were never a part of the Catholic church. They never left the Catholic church because they were never in it. They were around long before the Reformation. Originally, they were known as Montanist's. This was around 150 AD. The ...



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