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Jesus' baptism was not a confession of guilt. He fulfilled the rite of baptism because He identified Himself as one of us, taking the steps we are to take. His life of perfect submission here on earth is an example to us. Matthew 3 (NKJV) 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 ...


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Scripture doesn't say. However, what does it mean to "baptize in someone's name"? It means baptizing, having the authority of that person to do so. If we baptize in the name of Jesus, it is as though Jesus had baptized. John the baptist was son of a priest, so it is safe to assume that he had priestly authority from God to baptize. Thus he baptized in ...


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I think the Jehovahs Witnesses make the matter pretty clear on their website. TL;DR - Jehovah used to appear to the ancient prophets as "God Almighty", Jesus Christ never identified as "God Almighty". Does God Have a Name? The Bible’s answer Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using ...


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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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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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What was John's baptism? An academic paper from Colin Brown offers an answer by surveying the historical context of John's baptism, and the (scant) details we're provided about John himself. I'll attempt to summarize his key points: The traditional picture of John standing in a waist-deep river, trickling water over people's heads is 'a scene of pious ...


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It is impossible to love without hating. They are opposites in a sense--in the same sense that every coin has two sides, and without one side the other cannot exist. If you love your child, you have anything which harms your child: illness, a kidnapper, a vengeful ex-boyfriend If you love cleanliness, you hate dirtiness If you love quiet, you hate noise If ...


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Jesus exact words were "Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani." (Matt 27:46) Eli-jah (literally YHWH - jah is God (El) of mine (i)) would be shortened as "Eli". Since they are the same word, in the bustle of a crowd, it is not at all unlikely that this "prophet" would be thought to be calling Elijah. Remember, just because the words were in Psalm 22, doesn't mean the ...


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As the Catholic Church understands the sacrament of baptism today, it has two purposes: Initiation: Baptism makes a person a member of the Church. Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism. (Catechism of the Catholic Church ...


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Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone? Yes. Since Jesus is God, he would hate the same things God hates. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked ...


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Traditionally, the divine name (YHWH aka "Jehovah") is associated with God the Father - the God of the Old Testament. Jesus is associated with God the Son, the incarnation of the Godhead. Traditionally, the LDS answer is very straight-forward: God the Father is one distinct person, Jesus is another. From a non-Trinitarian perspective this is very easy to ...


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In whose name was Jesus baptized? The baptism of John was for repentance. This was not as much an immersion in the name of a person but a public declaration of sorrow for sin and the change of thinking associated with repentance. Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of ...


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The most prevalent answer to your question, by some would be original sin. but if we take a longer look at the passage in Mark, for instance: Mark 1:7 and 8 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize ...


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TL;DR: Milk before meat. Deep doctrine is dangerous to an unprepared soul. "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Christ taught in parables [as did Isaiah] so that the spiritually immature and spiritually mature could both benefit from the ...


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Many answers are on the right track. What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Many who went to hear Jesus were not there to hear the truth. Instead they were there to try to catch Jesus speaking against the law or commit blasphemy so as to find cause to condemn Him. Therefore, Jesus directed this saying to all those who did ...


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I consider a biblical answer of a person whose heart God hardened. Pharaoh, in the time of Moses, was shown repeatedly hardening his own heart, until finally the Lord began to harden his heart to the point of supernatural stupidity. The Lord made an example out of a bad man, who had chosen and committed himself to his wicked rebellion against the Lord. ...


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The wise men came after Jesus' dedication at the temple. We know that after the wise men had visited, an angel appeared to Joseph and they fled immediately to Egypt and lived there. Matthew 2:13-15 (NKJV) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying,“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to ...


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The biggest flaw to your argument is "there could be a big time gap between Luke 2:38 & 39." Luke 2.27 & 2:39 both make reference to why Jesus was brought to the Temple: 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 39 And when they had performed all ...


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All of the above He was the God of Isaac and Abraham, he was messiah that was prophesied would come into the world, and he was a prophet during his ministry. Messiah:A form of an Aramaic and Hebrew word meaning “the anointed.” In the New Testament Jesus is called the Christ, which is the Greek equivalent of Messiah. It means the anointed Prophet, Priest, ...


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I don't think there's a satisfactory answer to the original question, but I thought an answer would be better suited than a comment. There can't be a total solution to your question, because Jesus was constantly making reference to the OT Scriptures. So, you cannot have an only - word - in - red approach, as it would be self-contradicting. And the life of ...


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1 John 2:22 explains that the one who don't believe in Jesus that is the CHRIST, the translations from Hebrew to Greek is Messiah or anointing one that explain the last name Christ. The first name was given to Mary by the Angel.


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The disciple John most certainly believed Jesus was God. He wrote in John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Then in verse 14 he told us "the Word became flesh." Additionally he records the words of Jesus who said, "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30.) “the Father is in me and I am in the Father." ...


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I cannot say that I have an authoritative answer on this one. I have been considering this passage for a little while. Currently, I see three prominent possibilities that do not indicate a contradiction in the text (I'm not interested in considering the others--doesn't interest me). In brief, they are: It refers to the next event in the Gospels--the ...



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