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According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him." (Antiquities, XVIII, 33). However, those words are ...


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From Luke 2:21, we know that Jesus was circumcised, as it states there At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was given the name Jesus... But we also have Peter's teaching in Acts 10:28: "You know yourselves that how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of another nation, But God has shown me that I should ...


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The Scripture does tell us that Jesus can be sorrowful enough to cry: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. John 11:33-35 Jesus was on his way to see Lazarus. He had ...


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The redemption price is not paid to Satan. Those who sin are in captivity to sin (cf. John 8:34, Genesis 4:7). The scriptures give us no warrant to exclude Satan and the fallen angels from this description - they too are subject to the consequences of defying the will of God and are not a law unto themselves. As sin itself is impersonal, the analogy of ...


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What you are basically asking is for different models of soteriology, which is a fancy way of asking: "What must I do to be saved?" Typically there are three general schools of thought, grouped into: Satisfaction Theories (God's wrath needs to be 'satisfied' in some fashion) Ransom Theoriess (Satan needs to be defeated in some fashion) Moral Influence ...


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Jesus did not blaspheme his own law. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:" The context of "likeness" refers to idol worship. Jesus' coming to earth was a fulfillment of prophecy, not a contradiction to the 10 ...


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(LDS) Justice and Mercy It is because, There is some kind of Universal Law that God cannot violate, that a sinless one must die for the sinners. There are indeed Universal or, "Natural Laws" that even God himself cannot violate, which necessitated the atonement of Christ. (Alma Chapter 42) Two laws that God is required to keep are the Law of ...


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Yes, Jesus was indeed a Jew. More than that, Jesus was a truly righteous Jew. His parents did circumcise him (Luke 2:21) as all good Jewish parents do for their sons, and it is a reasonable assumption that Jesus never ate any unclean animal per the Law in Leviticus. The majority of Christians, however, believe that these elements of the Law are no longer ...


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Firstly, if Jesus is God, it is of course impossible for Him to blaspheme against His own law. Secondly, Jesus did not overtly claim to be God directly and consequently inevitably stumble the lost sheep of Israel that He was sent to. He answered the question: The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are ...


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Billy Graham told a story about a minister friend of his. This minister spoke to a Chinese man who had just emigrated to the USA. He had never heard of Jesus. The minister told him the whole story. At the end of the story, the Chinese man began to cry. "Why are you crying?" said the minister... "Because all of my life I have known HIM inside me but I ...


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There is much disagreement as to whether the word translated 'carpenter' in: Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and, Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his ...


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God is not a Man It seems that the impetus for the question relies on the meaning of Numbers 23:19 Numbers 23:19 (NASB) (emphasis added) God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good. What is God attempting to communicate? The context ...


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This is a very good question. How could God justifiably do the following: Tell the Jews (via Moses) to stone anyone claiming to be God Send a man (Jesus) to the Jews claiming to be God Condemn the Jews for stoning the man claiming to be God. Here's the justification: Jesus shouldn't have been crucified because he actually was God, not a man claiming to ...


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Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:23-24, NIV) From the above passage, it is possible to conclude that the evil spirits did not know the exact reason why Christ came to this ...


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The Bible may not say how well Satan understood God's salvation plan, but it does tell us that Satan had his own alternative plan which gives us clues regarding his understanding. Isaiah 14:13-14 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the ...


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Is it possible that Jesus is weeping right now whenever he sees souls going to Hell? God does grant visions. And he grants these to whomever and whenever he wishes. After the death of the last Apostle John, these type of visions do not belong to the deposit of faith and therefore are not part of ALL that a believer ought to believe in order to be saved. The ...


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Joseph was not, of course, the actual father of Jesus. He did not have sexual relations with Mary until after they were married, but she became pregnant before her marriage and an angel told Joseph it was the Holy Spirit that had impregnated her. Although Joseph does not get much Bible space, he did father children with Mary, James for example. According ...


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Although the Bible does not address dietary restrictions directly in the New Testament; it does appear to indirectly. The reason for Jesus coming to Earth was to live a perfect life, and fulfill God's laws, since We are unable to do ourselves. As a Jew and still under the law the dietary restrictions would have still applied to Jesus and in order to fulfill ...


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Historically, the position of the church on Christology has been explained as "hypostatic union, meaning that Jesus was fully God and fully man). In the late 300s, Nestorius taught that Jesus' natures were separate. The problem comes when you consider salvation. In any Satisfaction theory of atonement, the 'victim' that satisfies God's wrath must be a ...


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<<>> One specific Biblical reference comes to mind in the martyrdom of Stephen. When Stephen lifts up his eyes to Heaven, just before he dies he prays (cries out) Acts 7:59 "While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had ...


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Why did Jesus favor Peter, James and John more than the other disciples? I believe Jesus was doing this in order to 'model the mission'. I'm referring to the Great Commission: 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I ...



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