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Very literate. In Luke 4:17-19, he is able to locate a passage in a scroll, which would be very difficult for someone with only basic reading skills. He then of course reads a passage from it. In John 8, there is the famous story in which Jesus suggests that the sinless person in the crowd should be the first to cast a stone. He is depicted as writing on ...


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Jesus was more than just literate. Even at twelve years old, Jesus knew the scriptures and had a level of understanding and answers that astonished learned rabbis. So, in addition to Luke 4:17-19, I would add Luke 2:46-47 as strong evidence of this though it is implied. Luke 2:46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, ...


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The traditional date is Friday, April 3rd, 33 AD. The most commonly held date by modern scholars is Friday, April 7th, 30 AD. The factors in figuring this. On or near Passover. Under Pontius Pilate, who ruled 26–36 AD. Jesus was questioned by the High Priest Caiaphas. He was priest from 18 - 36 AD. Generally considering a 3 1/2 year ministry, John the ...


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I'm pretty sure that there is no source that looks at only Jesus words. However there are certainly theological approaches that place a much greater emphasis on Jesus words. For a start you might want to look at Red Letter Christians, a group that attempts to redress what they see as an imbalance in North American Evangelicalism, which they believe has ...


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I think you want to argue, and are not asking a question. But the followers of Christ were called Christians in several places in scripture. Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians ...


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The new Testament uses the term Christian 3 times, twice in Acts and once in 1 Peter …25And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul; 26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. 27Now at this time some ...


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The word Christ comes from the Greek word /christos/, which is a translation of the Hebrew word /meshiach/--where we get our word Messiah. Thus, Messiah is a transliteration of a Hebrew word, while Christ is a transliteration of the Greek translation of the same word. All that to say, Christ and Messiah mean exactly the same thing. The word, "Christian", ...


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It was by Moses’ Miraculous Power recounted in Exod 4 that the people believed (v. 31) Moses had been sent by God. St. Peter, speaking about Jesus in Solomon’s Portico tells the people, quoting Moses' himself, how the Lord God will raise up for them a prophet from their brethren as he raised Moses up. The people are to listen to this prophet (cf. Acts ...


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So I am going to assume that this question is dealing with substitutionary atonement. Firstly it should be noted that in both the old and the new testaments it is made clear that that man cannot avoid sinning. (Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:8, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Galatians 3:22; 1 Kings 8:46 etc.) Bearing this in mind it would seem profoundly unlikely that from a ...


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These all touch on the topic of greed, because they put money in their place. The ones marked with a = I consider to be more so. = Matthew 13:22.. the seed among thorny soil was choked by the deceitful ness of wealth. Luke 16:1-12, Jesus refers to "unrighteous mammon". = Luke 16:14 also points out sneering Pharisees who loved money. Luke 21; Mark 10, ...


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Jesus inherited a weakened human nature from Mary, He was tired and hungry as we are. However, Jesus did not inherit a sinful human nature because He was conceived of the Holy Spirit. God is able to pick the traits He inherits from man. Jesus came as the first Adam with the capability of sinning but no inclination towards sin. ~ The explanation that ...


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While not really a systematic theology book, John Piper's What Jesus Demands from the World is predominantly based on the gospels. There is a free PDF on that page. The book's blurb is: The four Gospels are filled with demands from Jesus. These demands are Jesus’ way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not harsh demands ...


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Jesus can indeed read, as this portion of Scripture indicates: Luke 4:16-20 And he came to Nazareth, where he hath been brought up, and he went in, according to his custom, on the sabbath-day, to the synagogue, and stood up to read; and there was given over to him a roll of Isaiah the prophet, and having unfolded the roll, he found the place ...


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A passage whose interpretation clearly delineates Jesus as being greater than other prophets is the parable of the wicked tenants: 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of ...


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Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. We do know that Jesus did not have all of the knowledge of the Father. Philippians 2:6-7 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a ...


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Scholars tend to agree that Joseph had died prior to Christ's ministry. Catholic tradition represents Mary as a widow during the adult ministry of Christ. Joseph is not mentioned as being present at the Wedding at Cana at the beginning of Jesus' mission, nor at Golgotha. If he had been present at the Crucifixion, he would under Jewish custom have been ...


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What Revelation 1:1 describes is God the Father giving God the Son His permission to now reveal to us what is to come. It does not mean that Jesus did not know what these events were. This is the nature of the Godhead, the Son rejoices to do the will of the Father, though He is equal with the Father (Philippians 2:6). Similarly, the Holy Spirit does not ...


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Actually the answer is very simple. The confusion lays in the meaning of the word "revelation". It can be taken as "disclosure of earlier not known truths" which was to John for sure BUT it can by understood as "portion of facts and doctrines" which God the Father decided to reveal to humanity and passed it on through Jesus to John. In that sense it was NOT ...


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Ellen G. White, who many in the Seventh-Day Adventist church consider a modern day prophet (according to Rev. 12:19, and 19:10) had this to say about this event. I believe she wrote this by inspiration of Jehovah our God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in her wonderful book on the Life of Christ called, "The Desire of Ages": Christ arose from the ...


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Luke 16:23 tells us that the rich man went to a place called Hades. "And in Hell, he lift up his eyes being in torments" The Bible describes the rich mans experience in Hades as "being in torments". Acts 2:27 clearly states that Jesus soul was not left in Hades and that implies his soul was there but was not left there permanently. Earlier in verse 24 of ...



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